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Poetry is….

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 ”For a person to become a poet they must be in love, or miserable.”
Lord Byron

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And so it is that each and every fan
Harbours the soul of a poet
Week in, week out, win lose or draw
Boy, don’t we know how to show it!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ”Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.”
Christopher Fry

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I explore
within the confines
of white lines

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 not
as in chemically enhanced mind expansion
but in the flow
of beauty, duty
class ‘n pass
of exertion and exhortation
till a point is reached (or preferably three)
when toil or foil
sees a protected net
bulging
or as empty
as a politician’s promise

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ”Poetry should begin with emotion in the poet, and end with the same emotion in the reader. The poem is simply the instrument of transference.”
Philip Larkin

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 As is the ball
shifted from body to body
and the art
is the ultimate transference
from zone to channel
with little flannel
but much panache
so that a bulging net
maybe met
with a spontaneous flow
of words that glow

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/poetry-is/