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UKArchive ID: 29671The Five Pillars of Poetry by cooky
Originally published on February 25, 2013 in Poetry

The first draft was twelve pillars. This version has been shortened as sometimes I get carried away.



Imagination is the river
that guides the quill.
Dreams the sailing ship
that unleashes the voyage
through the pages of a poets mind.

To write is to find
the meaning of love.
Where beauty opens the gate,
to a never ending yellow brick road
Of human emotion.
For that is what we seek.

The pen can create gods
and mortal frailty.
Sunshine is the span of life,
darkness is forever
and within these letters
we find immortality.

Beauty is found in pain
hope is an emerald sea,
envy comes from Oscarโ€™s words
and belief becomes a prejudice.
The pen will drown your epitaph
for the Cyclops knows his destiny

Words can be a jigsaw of fears,
Or a rose sculptured in the heart.
All belong to confession,
trapped in the confetti of poems
which hide behind a harlequin mask
though a poets heart,
is for all to see

© cooky (cooky on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 29671
Archived comments for The Five Pillars of Poetry
ValDohren on 25-02-2013
The Five Pillars of Poetry
Beautiful Cooky - loved it. Describes a poet admirably.

Val ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you for reading. glad you liked it

Mikeverdi on 25-02-2013
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Val's right Cooky, it's all there; great writing my friend. Mike

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Glad you liked it

Texasgreg on 26-02-2013
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Aye my friend...the poet's dream.
Reward for your super efforts!

Greg ๐Ÿ™‚



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Glad you liked it Mr American Pie.

amman on 26-02-2013
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This is a very eloquent poem, Cooky. One of your very best.
Cheers.

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Thank you for reading my work.

Ionicus on 26-02-2013
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Agree with the other comments, one of your best.

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Thank you for reading my work.

Weefatfella on 27-02-2013
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Ah, So that's whit yiz dae, youz poets.
Well that's okay then, now A know.
Thank you for the insight cooky.
Weefatfella

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stormwolf on 04-03-2013
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Looks like inspiration found you Cooky!
You are a fount of imaginative writing.
Alison x

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