An Ode to Poetry

It’s Day 30 of NaPoWriMo. I’ve written 30 poems in 30 days, and I’ve read many more poems. In celebration of the month coming to an end I wrote an irregular ode to all the poetry I’ve written and read.

An Ode to Poetry

O poetry, you make me laugh
you cause a chuckle to escape my lips
when written by one with a sense of humor
maybe even a chuckle and a half
if the poet who writes your daring words
winnows away the boring chaff
and uses to his advantage a gaffe

O poetry, you often cause a tear
to press against my eyeballs
ready to fall any moment I fear
when a poet writes on a topic dear
and if her writing is especially skillful
it’s possible you’ll find me bawling
if you lend an ear
and I’m touched by the words I hear

O poetry, how you make me think
between my life and another’s is a link
simply from words on a page, a small bit of ink
a connection is made, not there before
a bond of creativity and awe
fostering a desire our glasses to clink

O poetry, you change my mood
you make me crabby if you are lewd
even though I’m not a prude
yet sometimes you are my sunshine
when happiness and mirth you do exude

O poetry, sometimes you bore me
when you’re filled with trite clichés
but please don’t take it personally
I love you nonetheless

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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22 Responses to An Ode to Poetry

  1. gailatthefarm says:

    Thank you for visiting. This was a fun prompt.

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  2. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Who needs some old Cathacresis when we can find an Ode over here. Personally, I fear I would burn out if I tried to write a poem a day for a month; quite the achievement.

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  3. This was great. You speak of so many realities of poetry and the online community. I liked the format of your poem.

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  4. A great style to this poem. Very readable

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  5. HA says:

    Oh yes. The connection that gets formed between a poet and a reader through written word is precious. I liked your playful ode. Well-penned.

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  6. MarinaSofia says:

    Yes, poetry is all of this and more! A great ode to it – and well done for accomplishing a poem a day for a month!

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  7. billgncs says:

    fun – good ending

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  8. thotpurge says:

    The poems that can bring a tear because of that fierce connection…are the ones that remain in your heart forever as well!

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  9. Mary says:

    I like Kanzenkura’s twist — “Owed to Poetry”
    I am not a fan of a lot of cliches either, but I found this particular prompt fun!
    Happy ending to NaPoWriMo, Linda.

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  10. It is a fitting end to the month of April!!!! Loved reading this! I, too, am amazed by the connections we make, through reading each other’s words.

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  11. hypercryptical says:

    Poetry is a wonderful thing – an echo of the beauty of life.
    Anna :o]

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  12. Fabulous end to the month Linda. I’ve enjoyed reading your work. See you next year!

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  13. Filling it with cliches is so easy to do..but we just have to massage it a little and the cliches seems fresh and new.

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  14. kanzensakura says:

    Sure it isn’t…Owed to Poetry? good way to end the NaPoWriMo!

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  15. colonialist says:

    A really fitting one to end with!

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