The Lost Words

Goldfinch60 By Goldfinch60, 29th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This idea was from a line of poetry in Imtiaz Dharker’s poem “Thrown Away”
The line was:-

“Is there a place where all the lost words go?”


You start a new poem with such eager ease,
The words flow like a torrent from your mind.
Then you read the rhyme that has formed,
On the paper in front of you,
And find the text,
Does not show what you meant.

Some words are changed from fresh ideas
That come from a new found river in your mind.
Yes that is better, you think to yourself,
As the page, shows the better sense,
Of the altered words
Read on this newly revised page.

But the words that you dismissively changed,
Garnered from the reservoir of your mind
And substituted for those more apt,
What happened to them?
Is it really that,
There is a place where all the lost words go?


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author avatar Goldfinch60
I have been writing poetry for a few years now and use it as a release for all types of feelings. I do not follow any set rules poetry as I find I cannot get the feeling correct if I use the rules.

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author avatar LOVERME
29th Oct 2013 (#)

your metaphorically poetry flows just as mine down the garbage drain goes

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Oct 2013 (#)

That is one reason I do not try poetry - having to give way to rhyming - siva

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author avatar Goldfinch60
30th Oct 2013 (#)

I don't worry about rhyming, I write my poetry as I feel it should be written.

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