Painting Poetry

by Jem Croucher
The poet wrote a poem
to capture what he saw
just a few lines of simple verse
to have and hold in store

As there will be those moments
when as Wordsworth said
vacant or a pensive mood
will be the thing instead

And then there is the pleasure
to recollect those lines
and rekindle just a little
of the moment and these times

For this it is the privilege
the poet has to give
with words just like a picture
to celebrate and live

And always may that be the case
especially for me
as words they are my colours
as I paint my poetry


3 Comments to “Painting Poetry”

  1. Wow! Really an Awesome piece, Jem! Loved it, loved it!! I also consider poems paintings with words too!
    Chuck 😁✨👏👍
    FYI – might want to check this for a typo? “For this it it the privilege” – because I care!

  2. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:

    A Great Poem on Writing Poems from Jem!

  3. Thought you might enjoy my take on painting with words???
    “A Painter At Heart”


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