Pondering Poetry

Poetry is
one of those things
I like to do
and do often

Poetry is
one of those things
seizing my imagination
and never letting go
until it has had its say

Poetry is
something that starts
deep inside you
and doesn’t stop starting
until it has run its course

Poetry is
one of those things
helping you find your way
when you’re lost
and I would be lost without it

Poetry is
something that people tried
to live without
at points in history
only to discover
that poetry is who they were

Poetry is a blessing and a curse
and those possessed by it
have no choice but
to let it write itself
through them

Finally
poetry is not
the exclusive domain of poets
with special gifts.
Poetry is for anyone
who breathes air

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

12 thoughts on “Pondering Poetry

  1. Floots: Thanks. I wrote this one some time back, but it seemed like a good time to bring it back out. Hope you are well.

  2. I’m breathing in
    I’m breathing out
    This poem doesn’t make me
    want to shout
    This poem makes me ponder:
    what’s it all about?

    Thanks, Don. Nice one.

  3. I enjoyed this poem. I’m not sure what it is I like exactly, but its conveyed a feeling of cheerful satisfaction. Thank you.

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