Adeline Foster

Rookie - 299 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~in Answer To Her Letter* - Poem by Adeline Foster

How often I have read your words;
How well I understand.
I also hear what others say,
And how they do expound.

And then I hear you say,
As though I’m sitting by your side:
I’m only writing simple words,
So it’s better here to hide.

Sometimes I’m only wondering,
And so I put it down
To help my readers wonder
Until the truth is found.

For poets are asking questions
Of everything that’s been.
They wonder, then they look around,
Then write what they have seen.

Our wisdom is not greater
Then others who would know.
We are just inquisitive
And so it has to show.

But then the world looks on
And exaggerates our dreams,
And in our simple words they find
Their own tendency to extremes.

*Referring to Emily Dickenson's poem
This is My Letter to the World


Comments about ~in Answer To Her Letter* by Adeline Foster

  • Rookie - 222 Points Adam Mckim (3/23/2012 11:29:00 PM)

    I like this. Very well written and well expressed. Keep on writing. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 162 Points Vipins Puthooran (12/26/2011 1:53:00 PM)

    Elegant penning- I like this poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,174 Points Saadat Tahir (12/15/2011 3:19:00 PM)

    But then the world looks on
    And exaggerates our dreams,
    And in our simple words they find
    Their own tendency to extremes.

    beautifully summed up....

    great lines
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 740 Points Kaila George (11/27/2011 3:31:00 PM)

    I like this...open...and to the point..so true about poets...brillant how you captured how a poet depics the world through there own penmenship. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Suzie Gaut (11/2/2011 1:17:00 PM)

    this is a really nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Brian Skyers (11/1/2011 7:39:00 PM)

    Very nice. This explains' my' breakdown of thaught. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 9, 2014


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