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Aqeb Benazir Ibn Minar


Iris Of Poetry


Introduction: We don't really think deep enough about 'What A Poetry Actually Is', the obvious question which we all know but don't think how to really elaborate on. We mostly see the story, depth and the purpose it delivers. Well, here's one a little bit different this time...


Poetry is the reflection of our lives like in the mirror,
It is something we can relate to and share.
It's our memories written in jumbled words,
It's like a song, with a meaning it holds.

A mere idea of our mystical lives,
Expressed in a way from deep inside
A way which only the heart can see,
A place where the eyes get cold-feet

The earnest truth and the sweetest lies,
It's all the irony that makes poetry so alive.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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  • Rookie Nurain Ali-balogun (7/12/2012 10:03:00 PM)

    I remain grateful to God for the gift of poetry, as it's like a different magical eye with which we see things and a strange tongue with which we tell what we have seen. Very good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 240 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (8/13/2011 9:03:00 AM)

    A lovely verse with truth and deep meaning from one so young....Your poetic voice is wonderful...

    Dorothy
    A Poet Who Loves To Sing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 193 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (8/5/2011 6:45:00 PM)

    POETRY IS SOMETHING THAT IS UNSTOPPABLE WHEN IT STRIKES, IT IS OUR EXPRESSION OF BEAUTY AND SOUL AND WHAT OUR HEARTS WANT TO SHARE.
    YOU ARE GOOD IN WORD PLAY-NOT EVERYONE HAS IT.
    NICE POEM.
    WRITE MORE. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie xxx xxx (8/5/2011 8:39:00 AM)

    The line 'A place where the eyes get cold feet' is very unusual and thought-provoking! I like this poem very much; it is full of interesting ideas and concepts. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Muhammad Ali (8/2/2011 10:07:00 AM)

    Outstanding Masha'Allah...this is the work of excellence! ! very informative in such succinct approach and so truthful! we really don't think about it but at the same time we kinda do like an illusion, seems to open up many roads from one point but there's actually only one road! and you captured the depth of it quite impressively about the major and realistic aspects of poetry! ! well done 10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chaths Odion (8/2/2011 7:19:00 AM)

    yesterday a friend asked me about 'what is the basics of a poetry, what does it really mean to a poet? ' and then I referred him to this poem quoting:

    'Poetry is the reflection of our lives like in the mirror,
    It is something we can relate to and share.

    A mere idea of our mystical lives,
    Expressed in a way from deep inside
    A way which only the heart can see,
    A place where the eyes get cold-feet'

    and I surprised myself to see how he understood it so well in a minute he felt so confident and was about to write a whole book on poetry lol ;) then he asked me who's quote it was from and I suggested him to read your poems! !

    He was so inspired by your words! ! First me and now I saw with my own eyes of how great you can be! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Muhammad Ali (8/1/2011 6:10:00 PM)

    Outstanding...this is the work of excellence! ! very informative in such short words and so truthful! we really don't think about it but at the same time we kinda do! poetry is an illusion, seems to open up many roads from one point and you captured the depth of it quite impressively! again my friend,10/10... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Haifley (7/30/2011 9:20:00 PM)

    Amazing: D your description of poetry is one of the best I have ever heard. I especially like the line about where eyes get cold-feet, because I like to think of art as visual poetry, but the eye can only see and portray so much. Sometime the only way poetry can work is if you write it out-which you have done with such amazing ease and power (: you're a really talented poet. I can't wait to read your other poems! (Report) Reply

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