Monday, November 3, 2014

What is Poetry?--By Sara R. Vogler--United States

What is Poetry?

the lines i write,
will be written in books,
covered by newspapers and fairy dust.

the songs i hum to,
and the songs i yearn for,
will be the melody on a palm of a little kid.

writing is for dreamers,
and dreaming is what i do best.

about rainbows, shiny shoes, and dark lit cafes,
the boy in the band who smiles so bright,
you can see his molars,
from window washer on the top of the chrysler building.

Sara R. Vogler is a published poet and writer, originally from Krakow, Poland. Currently living in Washington, DC, her work has ranged from poetry to critical essays. Recently, she has collaborated with her father on a three-piece book featuring work to honor their past. Vogler finds comfort in knowing that her words will someday make a lasting impression on someone's life.


  1. Ah, yes! As only a poet can express and, the words can be so touching and penetrating as to inspire a flow from others' pens - it never ceases me and is forever amazing! Sheri

  2. Dear Sara,

    It's nice to see you already have one lovely comment on your creative and inspiring poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Best wishes wherever your writing journey leads.

    Warm regards,

  3. Never one to dream in my sleep, but I can day dream with the best of them.

  4. Hi Sara. Welcome to Whispers. I enjoyed reading and meditating upon "What Is Poetry?" Nice work. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Sara,
    I enjoyed the wistfulness of this piece. My father, uncle, and paternal grandparents all hail(ed) from Poland too. (Those grandparents have since long passed away, though :()
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  6. Beautifully put Sara,
    This makes me proud that I, too, love to write.


  7. Hi Sara: I share so many of your views of what poetry is.
    The music of words and communicating gives us joy,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts. Welcome,

  8. Dear Sara,

    Welcome to Whispers I enjoyed reading your poem on "What is Poetry". You have conveyed well that everything around can inspire us and can be written into a poem if we put our minds to it. Thank you for sharing your words with us today.


  9. Sara, this poem is quite lovely and has the power to gift one with an uplifting feeling! I loved it! Blessings for a wonderful holiday, Connie