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I Have Been Eating Poetry

Poem By H.i Chesebit

Inspired by:
‘Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.'
~Mark Strand, 'Eating Poetry, ' Reasons for Moving,1968

The following piece is dedicated to Marilyn Lott


O wonder of wonder
To eat and not get full
To taste, and smell and
touch the words
always longing for
searching for
hungry for
just one more
divine morsel

I have been drinking
the wine of words
distilled of many muses
vintage beyond the power
my poor palate
Drunk, yet I cannot
drink my fill.

Pour me another glass
set the table with your best
silver, linens, crystal
sparkling!
Blind me with such verse

One thing though
I will request
give me only your very best
Spare me from
stale ideas
poems half-baked
warmed over words
ask yourself
would I offer such
to a starving reader?

Strive to create Haute Cuisine
not fast food
Consider me but
a ravenous reader

I thirst for truth
I hunger for beauty
I starve for a perfect poem
Leftovers just won't do.

User Rating: 4,9 / 5 ( 106 votes ) 16

Comments (16)

Original beauty one in a mill enjoyed from start to finish and in the middle +++++10 regards
oh yes I need that...a poem which speak to my starving mind whisper to my soul, , when i read I need to say WOW and that was from a real longing poet. One thing though I will request give me only your very best Spare me from stale ideas poems half-baked warmed over words ask yourself would I offer such to a starving reader? Strive to create Haute Cuisine not fast food Consider me but a ravenous reader I thirst for truth I hunger for beauty I starve for a perfect poem Leftovers just won't do.
‘…searching for // hungry for // just one more // divine morsel…’ Word power is every thing provided right placement is made it is all important and here it is so. Total hypothecation to readers. Ten++ Ms. Nivedita UK Please read / comment on my poems: Checkmate [In Elite 500] Why Hack My She [In Elite 500] or other poems niv
awesome man! I feel like this all the time. I can't wait to release something new with something meaningful (or just funny/ironic) to say. You can never get your fill when eating poetry..Your really good, check out my stuff if you get a chance
A very inspiring poem, thanks. -Raj Nandy


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