A Poet Said

I wrote a poem
and posted it on a site
A poet commented ….
It's not poem, its poetry
I said …. "It's both,
When I write
I need to take two decisions
What I wish to express
And how it can be
‘how' is known as form,
‘what' is content
I believe ….
The form is poem,
the content is poetry.
When they fit with each other
like a male-female piece,
it touches the heart
it's called the good poem
My poem is also a poem
But like one-winged bird
It can't fly in the sky
But walks with no balance".

New Delhi
5-8-17

by Asit Kumar Sanyal

Comments (1)

A good ars poetica, Sanyal. You may like to read my ars poetica named as (Poetic Sense-1) Thanks