A Poet’s Needs
A poet’s needs are many fold
Paper, pen and a well of ink,
A notebook, his ideas to hold
As he has another deep think.
Maybe a photograph will give
A nudge to his muse’s sweet themes,
Then his words will forever live
And not just wallow in his dreams.
A computer, the modern tool
Assists him with the written word,
It may even make poetry ‘cool’
And not the province of the nerd!
A keen eye on the world at large
And an ear to the spoken phrase
Make ideas rush like a depth charge
To be embossed on the white baize.
So sit a while and contemplate
As the poet’s poem you read
Just how these words that you do rate
Came from the poet’s wanted need.
Jan Henson has written poetry for a few years. She finds it an enjoyable experience. When she attended school in England (in the ‘50’s) poetry seemed such a dry medium and she wasn’t all that impressed. After school, she became a hairdresser and continued the profession after her marriage and birth of her four children. When her youngest was three, she started working nights at a nursing home. She realized her passion for the profession and became a nurse. She worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years. After her children were grown, she retired to Turkey where she currently lives.