Gajanan Mishra

Gold Star - 128,497 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A Good Poet - Poem by Gajanan Mishra

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Form: Dramatic Monologue


Poet's Notes about The Poem

good poet, rare to find.

Comments about A Good Poet by Gajanan Mishra

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (5/15/2016 9:37:00 PM)

    Is poem in love? OR "poet" in love?? Bri : ) (Report) Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/15/2016 2:20:00 AM)

    A poet is second to God.
    Like Sage Vishwamitra He can create a heaven all by himself.
    The difference is that he loves to accommodate any one loves to visit or dwell there.
    Thanks for the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Cigeng Zhang Cigeng Zhang (3/14/2016 8:33:00 PM)

    A good poet is the most passionate voice of his (her) beautiful heart. Thanks for the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Mithilesh Yadav Mithilesh Yadav (3/1/2016 7:14:00 PM)

    A poet is mirrior and poem are reflections......... Reflection of all those which stands in front of mirrior.......... True alwayas (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (1/5/2016 12:33:00 PM)

    o poet you wanna be

    IF a poet is not romantic
    if he has not done that
    what you call sin
    yet do it daily
    and painters cum poets
    women must strip
    then see what inspiration
    you can beget
    to be a poet painter perfect
    to be able to visualise
    what within veils and veils of clothing lies
    how can you compare
    a rose with a lotus
    how will you smell the fragrance
    enjoy the aromas
    unless you have enjoyed a woman

    No, not in lust alone
    but love true
    followed by lust too
    else what kind of a poet
    will ever be you
    unless you have your mind juiced
    And lovely desires induced
    only then can you be a poet like me
    ask me what sex and sin is
    all of you must not hypocrites be
    love a woman then see
    how poetry flows
    from you to me (Report) Reply

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (12/28/2015 4:17:00 AM)

    poet is one who writes a poem and reads it recites it, a poet apoet is an actor singer dancer a poet is everything in one but still a poet could be more and no a poet is not sinless

    i love the peace (Report) Reply

  • Aditi Mohanty (12/8/2015 4:41:00 AM)

    Sir, i like ur poem (Report) Reply

  • Ekanika Shah (12/2/2015 7:51:00 AM)

    Nice one (Report) Reply

  • Heenal Vora Heenal Vora (11/2/2015 8:56:00 PM)

    Nice poems good write up (Report) Reply

  • Heenal Vora Heenal Vora (11/2/2015 8:56:00 PM)

    Noce poem (Report) Reply

  • Nyota Yasulwe Nyota Yasulwe (8/17/2015 3:57:00 AM)

    A good poem. A good tribute to good poets! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (8/6/2015 12:53:00 PM)

    Nicely penned. That is a good work (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Scanlon (7/2/2015 10:12:00 PM)

    Excellent poem on the elusiveness of the poet's vision and how reality avoids the clever linguistic cages we make for it. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/11/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    A very unique and creative composition my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (4/29/2015 7:44:00 PM)

    Is poet happy?
    Ask the poet and, , nice lines..10
    poet
    quiet
    and let
    expression to meet (Report) Reply

  • Amanda Deupree (3/9/2015 1:20:00 AM)

    I like this (Report) Reply

  • Maria C. Pires Costa Maria C. Pires Costa (2/12/2015 4:59:00 PM)

    Well, an attentive, cultivated, wise reader may distinguish a good poet from a not so good one... Anyway, every poet, on his own way, shows the authenticity of their feelings, emotions, I think. The poet's work is like a symphony of sweet, mellow, or poignant melodies depending on his thoughts, mood, observations. Sometimes the poet is so passionate, cheerful, happy, and some other times the poet even feels frustrated, distressed.
    The poet chants Life, its joys and sorrows.
    Thanks a lot, dear prolific poet, for raising these Qs in your poem A Good Poet

    Best regards,
    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi (1/27/2015 2:59:00 AM)

    poet is not always in love sometimes poetry flows out of the broken bleeding heart, her catharsis, feelings that can be expressed only in the form of poem...good bad or ugly. Thought provoking (Report) Reply

  • Pankhuri Sinha (1/22/2015 3:07:00 AM)

    A poem is a form of expression that says something about a form of art, apart from its topic. It could be a set of good questions. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr Hans Vr (1/9/2015 9:41:00 AM)

    Peace of mind, tranquility, yes, that is it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 6, 2015


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