A Poet’s a Poet

There was no inspiration
No new enlightenment
No burning aspiration
No deep emotion pent

There was no new word
There was no new thought
No music was heard
No bright glimpse caught

No flower no song
No tug at the heart
No impulse so strong
As to make eyes smart

And yet the desire
To express was strong
This lack of a fire
In sweet measured song

A poet’s a poet
Poetry is his task
He needs must do it
No one has to ask

As natural as breath
Is song to songbirds
In life as in death
A prayer soars skywards

( ASA )

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