gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A good poet


A good poet.
Who is a good poet?
Is good poet sinless?
Who is sinless?
And what is a sin?
Who is free from
Obtuseness, inactivity
Heedlessness and delusion?

And what is a poem?
What is it like?
Who is writing poems?
Is poem in love?
And what is love
In this world of passions
Attachment, aversion.

Is poet happy?
Ask the poet and
The answer you received
Is not his
Hearing the answer
Are you in tranquility.
A good poet
A good poet.

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 07, 2013

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good poet, rare to find.

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  • Marcondes Pereira (9/5/2014 9:48:00 PM)

    Poets and poems are complex puzzles, full of emotions, thoughts and sensations translated in beautiful words. You poems are full of passion and feeling. Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (6/18/2014 12:03:00 AM)

    See these lines are soooo terse and sharp till it reaches the heart.....Thanks...the way questions are raised...........it really surprises the reader. (Report) Reply

  • Mockingjay Mellark (5/8/2014 4:43:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. I like the last stanza especially. It makes me think that poets aren't just spouting poetry, the poetry is merely using the poet as a vessel through which to pour forth. (Report) Reply

  • Anand Brown (4/25/2014 2:25:00 AM)

    Evocative poem about the distortions in reasoning we face daily. Reminds me of a poem by Levertov entitled What were they like. Keep writing with seamless brilliance! (Report) Reply

  • Tanya Gupta (2/14/2014 10:55:00 AM)

    its true that poets are the deep thinkers, who can make things to create a boundless illusion, which is very rare to find.describing a poet is very hard but your words have done the pob. very well tried.come to my page to read me as well....... (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Kennedy (1/14/2014 3:46:00 AM)

    Very good poem. It catches, why we write & why we read poetry. It focuses on the moment of recognition; like Michelangelo creation: finger of god & man. a moment of life. Very good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (10/15/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    An intriguing piece; loved the concept of this poem, but not its execution; some people believe that poets must be miserable souls in order to express themselves - I however, am not one of them!

    -Joe Breunig,
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Aasiq the poet (9/8/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    a good poet repeated twice at the end reinforces his visualisation and it shows the poet's clarity of vision. thanks mr mishra for bychancing this master piece. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/12/2013 10:38:00 PM)

    Inquisitive thoughts, a careful study of poetry can add information and improve the art, as in music and painting, poetry needs diligent study, practice, and continued creation for it to be perfected. Then it produces a good poet an example is David Lewis Paget (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Adams (7/26/2013 12:11:00 PM)

    You have an interesting manner in this poem. I can answer each question but there is no need. I can visualize the questions, each one and that seems to be the important roll of the reader, to continue asking the questions. Touche' my friend. I am moved. (Report) Reply

  • Hn Pande (7/14/2013 1:37:00 AM)

    a particular alignment of words which deluges the reader with a emotion is a poem,
    and a poet is a one who arts it. (Report) Reply

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