Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Poet's Soul--By Stacy Savage--United States

The Poet's Soul

A poem is expressions from the heart.
A poem is a painting of words
from the poet's imagination
to the blank canvas on paper.
The pen, a gateway
to endless possibilities.
It is the right of the poet to find
where his journey leads,
and he follows the path
without restrictions or guidance,
to create the work of art dwelling within.
Every poet has their own style
of telling their story.
Each poem -- like a snowflake.
There is no right or wrong way
to birth a poem.
Every poet's way of writing, different indeed,
but in the end, one thing is the same,
Each word is a stepping stone
that leads to the poet's soul.

Stacy Savage has published six books. Her most recent anthology, Naturally Yours: Poems and Short Stories about Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, benefits Indiana Natural Resources Foundation's "Discovering the Outdoors Fund.” Stacy believes in mixing poetry and good causes together. Visit her Facebook page to keep up-to-date on her poetry contests: https://www.facebook.com/poetrycontestsforacause.


  1. Stacy, I really enjoyed your poem about what a poem is and how there is no right or wrong way to birth a poem. It is easy to get caught up in the semantics of what is right and wrong that some won't even begin. I know that was my problem for so long. Like making a poster for me, not really knowing the end from the beginning, my poems just evolve. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent here with all of us on Whispers.
    Love, Charlene

  2. I really like the way you have drawn the reader into the words. And yes, you have told the way of words from the poets...Glad you shared this one. Janet

  3. Dear Stacy

    You've reached the crux of the matter. With you on each line. Stepping Stones to Poets souls is a wonderful picture and thought. Stones across the water.


  4. So true! And, it always amazes me how unique each one is! Writers are inspiring, amazing and always unique! Glad to see you posting on Whispers! Sheri

  5. Brilliant, Stacy! Each poet does have a style all their own and the way they use their words is unique. Indeed, the use of a snowflake as a metaphor is accurate and thought-provoking. I love the way you describe the use of words as a "stepping stone" to a poet's soul. Love it! Best wishes, Carolyn

  6. Dear Stacy,

    I really enjoyed reading of a poet's soul the insight you provide is masterfully done. Loved these lines; "Each poem -- like a snowflake. There is no right or wrong way to birth a poem." Each poet should have the freedom to write as he or she pleases without restrictions as this would stifle creativity. Very well written and hope to read more of your work.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  7. Very well done. I think you speak for all of us as ro why we write and what writing is. I really enjoyed this well done. best wishes. Pete.keep it up..

  8. Nicely written, Stacy. Can't imagine a poet without a soul. A soul, as you have so elegantly pointed out in your poem, is a precious commodity to a poet. Thank you for sharing this and continued blessings!

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