The greatest poets can make do without prose, for they vast worlds in flowing poems compose. Whereas I'm of weak stuff; these threadbare lines ain't enough to draw truths from my depths; and it shows...
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32 thoughts on “Weak stuff, or: The greatest poets”
Bravo David! 💚🤍💙
🤗😘 Filipa 🤗😘
If only you could believe more in yourself. 🙏🏻💙
that’s true for most of us, I think!
Indeed! I think it’s better than having a huge ego.
Your audience does not agree. 😊
❤ Marion ❤
I love limericks, and this one is cute, but the Chofetz Chaim admonished against putting yourself down (speaking Lashon Ha’ra against yourself).
Poets gotta be real, right?
I marvel at how you stream words into poems in so many different forms including this one David!💖
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😬 Stressed and sick, she needs support
😟 Friends worry for her
You have talent. You know many types of poetry. I always like to read your poems. You have worked with most poets, what more could you want to become a great poet? David ❤️
💖 Jane 💖
Thank you, David 💖
I would disagree. (K)
😍 Kerfe 😍
I think you are a great poet. I also enjoyed reading this poem. I take comfort in the fact we all have self-doubts.
🙏🏻💙 Molly 🙏🏻💙
Talent in whatever form you choose. 🦋💜
🤍 thanks, KK 🤍
You’re very welcome. 💜
💓 Espie 💓 ~ thanks
Awesome! I love how even self-doubt can sound fun when it is encased in the music of a Limerick.
Me thinks you’re leaning more towards the “greatest poets” realm than “the weak stuff” David as you churn out enough poems for a lifetime in the space of a month. Your prose is pretty spectacular too, I might add!
😊 thanks so much, Ken 😊
You’ve no idea how amazing you are.
❤ Selma ❤ ~ you're very sweet. I wasn't fishing for compliments, but thank you!
I know that. I just “live” the words and respond accordingly. Love the words you choose. You’re welcome. XoXo