Poetry/Is: A Selection of Poems About Poetry & the Poet’s Calling


by Ron Lampi

  • Size: 6 x 9
  • No. Pages: 108
  • Published: 2013
  • ISBN: 978-1-935914-37-2
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What more favorite subject would there be for a poet than the creation of poetry itself? Ron Lampi once again delights his fans with this collection of poems about poetry and the poet’s calling. “Poetry/Is” celebrates the sacred service given to us by those gifted with the words and the compulsion to capture and express the essential nature of our world.

When does the poet put aside
the impression gathering,
the mental note-taking
the feel of the Times
the listening
& soul searching
the seed planting
of inspiration in Self?

When does the poet put aside
the Language obsessing,
the craft perfecting,
the labor of an Ideal,
the experimenting
& revisioning,
the entrancement
& cultivation of the Word?

When does the poet put aside
& rest?
Never. Not until death
does the poet finally rest.