The children in class are quite impressed by the fact that I write poems
They don't give two hoots that they aren't perfect
Or '100 Best Loved Poems' material
They just enjoy to read them
Not caring about similes, punctuation, metaphors or alliteration one dot!
Although can't say that for the teacher!
I get quite a buzz from their smiles, laughter and eagerness to share them
But the feeling is fantastic, when they return the next day with their poems
Faces lit up with pride
The togetherness is unimaginable, the pride I feel
A family of young bards
Who will be so much better than this amateur poet could ever aspire to be,
Acting out their poems like Shakespeare
Smiles, enjoyment, eyes lit up with fire.
We make a fuss, give lots of praise
Give their poems pride of place in our library corner.
You see, even an amateur poet can use the power of words
To inspire those that can be better than ourselves.

by Della Perry

Comments (8)

Beautifully crafted poem. Well translated. Extraordinary poet.
Massive talent, bold and searching himself for the truth of his importance and very existence. I believe the translators must have made an extraordinary effort to bring us his words. Excellent poet.
meri bavkoofi ki history se bady granth likhay ja saktay hain kuch hongay mere moorakh pan ke jasiay bhonray ko agar pata hai k jal jayay ga shama ke sholay main phir bhi wo uski taraf urta jaata hai kuch hongay chinta ko shanti danay ke baray hidayantay jinay main nay na sua -to be continued later if Allah allows
For one thing! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
What a great poem! I certainly can relate. And what a great encouragement to embrace who we are. For those of you who read this and like great poetry anthologies in English, see the one he edited with the title A Book of Luminous Things. -GK
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