From the dark ages
We have plodded a long long way
To the broad daylight
Of our civilization,
But we have deforested and denuded
Mountains, valleys and plains and
Blown away the glossy green grandeur.
But it bothers us not
For we have grown jungles
Inside our mind
With tall towering Egos
Spreading deep down self seeking roots.
And above, ill-gotten leafy roofs
The clear crystal light
Of heaven’s open sky.
And have filled the ground
With undergrowth and darkness
That camouflages poisonous snakes
Of corruption and shame,
And with treacherous swampy hollows
To abduct, outrage, murder
The beauty and majesty
Of our moral dignity,
The precious pride
Of a helpless humanity.
Has been become so immune
That he does not see the difference
Between Mud and Blood
On the patch of brown
He just crosses?
The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.
Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.