Poetic Definition?

by Michaelw1two

Poetic writes speak volumes too,
this profound nature of humanity;
expression's glyph or determination's rift,
each soothing rhyme or base profanity;
provoke of consciousness that drift,
so casually or with rude insanity;
furiously incite or simultaneously delight,
set straight a thought or induce banality;
unconscious rubric struggles forth,
within the cleave of line, phrase and meter;
guides a casual readership towards,
all present trends hidden in a bard's demeanor;
exposing just who seems ubiquitous, who is ingenuous,
or just simply stubbornly ridiculous;
one's sensuality splayed, our generosity bade,
your critical natures shown meticulous;
senses not semantics, rule of roles revised,
lines of life's romantic, cleverly devised;
discovering our thoughts on everything,
exposing our minds to Id and ideals contrived;
methods breached lift conclusion's reach,
an ill-advised tome reaps the thought's divine;
nurtured reasoning replaced by jest,
releases the distain hidden within a mind's set plein;
within this relief be it muse or beast,
rests an orators mirth, or an epic myth's imply;
poetic license freed, such a thing indeed,
that 'cat's meow' bests a graven image's belie;
metaphors and idioms when used correct,
add intrigue and delight to a word works vamp;
bathos taps one's inner laugh, hyperboles,
release a poem's waft, jape and poet's stamp;
pleonasms reinforce, oxymora juxtapose,
litotes understate, analogies delineate… cognition;
and irony, an express of verbal, dramatic,
cosmic or Socratic, lead to a write's ideal fruition;
understanding each of these parts implores,
partnership between, these particles and that of yours;
expressing the limits of personal tastes and so much more,
you, your dreams, schemes, hates, fears, tears and rapport;
binding together all of US, and create the bonds that thus sustain,
poetry to living life, to easing strife, within the poet's world domain.

by Michael Walkerjohn

Comments (2)

Interesting.....lots of mentalized imagery...true poetry is indeed all this and yet much much more.
Poetic? Hmmm.... exposing our minds to Id and ideals contrived? YES: id-deals