Featured Poem: The Poet

By Janet Clare Fagal
Central New York Branch

She’s always gathering words:

playful, mournful,

inventive, gossamer.

Words to caress, entice.

Ponder.

 

She weaves her words with care,

stitches lines and stanzas

with a delicate touch,

urges metaphor to wear a silken gown,

coaxes shy rhyme to appear.

 

Like bursts of comet dust

ideas scatter and swirl.

They begin to dance onto the page.

Bits of light spill here and there,

leaving a hazy trail.

 

She grabs her pen,

nudges the next poem to life.

21 comments

  1. Wendy Harris says:

    you’re a gem in front of the classroom or on the page. And of course in life day to day. it is a treat to read how you savor the world.

    • Janet Fagal says:

      Such an affirming, lovely comment, Wendy. I thank you for this and also your art which shows us how much you savor and share the world with your gorgeous work. Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. It is nice to see this poem in the world.

  2. Janet, congratulations on this poem being published. It holds such beautiful lines filled with imagery and action, such as:
    Like bursts of comet dust

    ideas scatter and swirl.

    They begin to dance onto the page.

  3. Janet, your poem brings such joy to the printed page. There are wonderful lines, actions, and images, such as
    “Like bursts of comet dust

    ideas scatter and swirl.

    They begin to dance onto the page.

    • Janet Fagal says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Carol and I am glad you like the lines, images and action! I appreciate your stopping by fellow poet.

  4. Gloria Gianfrede says:

    Such a beautiful poem by a gifted poet.!
    I have read it several times and will continue to go back to it.
    I love it ! … one of your best poems ,Janet.
    Gloria

    • Janet Fagal says:

      Thank you, Dorothy. I had fun working on this poem and seeing how I could weave the poet’s process into a poem that would resonate with others.

  5. Lois Batchelor Howard says:

    Janet, a perfectly descriptive poem! I selfishly love it because it sounds like I and my/our fellow poets would similarly think and write your beautifully chosen words. Thank you, thank you! You are a poet indeed! More, more… Lois

    • Janet Fagal says:

      Such a lovely comment, Lois. Thank you so much, it means a lot coming from a poet like you. Poetry is often a pleasure and sometimes I adore it, sometimes it mystifies me and I struggle, but I love grasping the pure pleasure of a poem’s breath. Even when it deals with hard topics, it can bring light.

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