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There is a Paradise of Words



Paradise of words

There is a paradise of words
brilliant, exceptional, enchanted
Some still unimaginable
Full of pleasures beyond feeling
to be owned by only a few of us
who understand their delight 
and the sensation words bring to the soul
words meant just for you or me
perhaps intentionally 
on purpose

I love all words 
I love when they decide to dwell inside 
my heart and mind
but most especially
I love the adjectives

I love words 
when they finally find each other
and mesmerize the poet
captivate the playwright
court the novelist
or muse the songwriter

I love the words that question
the impossible, the self, the irrational

I know I may never meet you all 
or feel your intensity and strength
or understand your significance
in my lifetime

But my vow today:
is to seek you
attract you to my poetry
and love songs
so that hopefully
I am remembered.

The 10 Best First Lines in Poems


The 10 Best First Lines in Poems

A poem’s first line just like a song’s or a great book’s can hook you for life. These are in my opinion the best ten lines from some of my favorite poems and I have to admit I have many. Poemattic will provide the titles and authors in the next post.

 
What is the best first line in a poem that you have read?

Do you know the titles of the poems these first lines are from?

I
Hold fast to dreams
The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?
II
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly I could see to write you a letter.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
III
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
I woke up real early to write about death, but
Do not go gentle into that good night

Melba Christie