Inspiration from some of the greatest poets.

I haven’t read many of T.S. Eliot’s poetry, but the other day I read his poem “The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock”,and fell in love with it. In short, it inspired  my next poem for his blog. I tried doing a free verse, just as he did, but with my own style. After all, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”.

The Call

 The vessels pull out their sails;

white as the clouds and reaching to heaven

to escape to a forbidden world where

everything claims itself as its treasure chest;

pulsating with gold and jewels too rich to touch.

 

As they look back they see

Darlings sprouting over the gritty plains;

shadowed over the ocean waves;

tearing over the rocks and shattering

glassy shards of its presence upon the shore.

 

Where the water and sand meet to make love,

and create that barrier between land and sea.

 

The dry and the wet.

 

The starfish and the seagull.

 

The human and the Siren.

 

She sits upon her rock;

Barnacles curve her body;

 Seaweed is her hair.

 

Her voice is caught in the musical strings of the wind;

playing the orchestra of the distant sunset.

 

The sound that so many people blind themselves to see.

 

That tickle of the senses;

That brings sailors out to sea.

 Copyright to: lfamily@surfglobal.net /poetofmidnight

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~ by poetofmidnight on August 9, 2012.

4 Responses to “Inspiration from some of the greatest poets.”

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award! Congrats 🙂 http://hurdlestohappiness.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/reader-appreciation-award/

  2. This is beautiful!!

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