Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Art of Poetry--By Jan Oskar Hansen--Portugal

The Art of Poetry

I often read poetry on the internet because
from time to time, someone utterly unknown
and might remain so, produces a pearl.
Words that resonate like Tibetan bells in my
heart, they tell of love and humanity what
bind us together and transcend religion, creed
and race. And I think if I only once could
express this, just once, I would have donated
to the world something of lasting value.

I´m a pedestrian poet, a man of the everyday,
the none event of a shopkeepers daily life,
the plane falling down from the sky, the dream
that got lost, drowning seamen, in bitter seas.
The nameless in the ocean of life that will for
eternity be forgotten, yet dreamt like I do.

Jan Oskar Hansen is a published poet from Portugal.


  1. You express great vision as to 'The Art of Poetry'. Nice explanation of how you see it! Enjoyable reading...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  2. Jan,
    Absolutely breataking. I too like how you describe the way you do your poetry as well.
    ~David Fox

  3. Rich in detail for a non event of a shopkeeper's daily life! I enjoyed this very much. Thank you!

  4. Dear Jan -

    This is the appreciation for what a poet has not been able to come up with on his own. Where would we be if others didn't produce these diamonds? You have so many of your own, but you must share the wealth with the other wonderful poets. Don't be so modest; you will live on in my mind as a poet "extraordinaire" (but who will go first)

    love you