Poetry Making

Updated on February 25, 2020
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Verlie Burroughs is a west coast writer from Vancouver Island.


Poetry is a Song

It's a song in your heart that won't go away

It's that downcast feeling you get on a rainy day

It's as high as the hills and wide as the sea

Everything's poetry

It's the 'to do' list that never ends

It's the letter you forgot to send to a friend

It's a bird with no wing

It's a dog without a bone

It's a place that you stay

when you haven't got a home

Poetry is a song

You sing along.

© 2020 Verlie Burroughs


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    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Aw thanks. Been trying to write with this tablet, it's not going well, but at least I can log in. Take care lady.

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      Rinita Sen 

      4 months ago

      That's too bad. Hope things open up soon and you can repair it without delay. I'm doing alright here, in the midst of a lockdown too. Hope you write again soon.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Hi Rinita! Thanks for checking in. I'm lost out in the ozone since the virus lockdown and my computer crashed. Good to see you Poet. Hope you are doing okay in this crisis?

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      Rinita Sen 

      4 months ago

      I haven't seen you in a while. So just wanted to check in. Hope you are well. And of course, poetry is everything. I don't know how I missed this gem.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Aw thanks Dora, It's good to get your feedback.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful poetry about poetry. It's an ongoing pleasant experience, similar to singing a continual song. I love the message.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Thank you Lora! Thanks for reading.

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      Lora Hollings 

      6 months ago

      I love your poem, Verlie! Poetry is a song and it is the essence of life as your verse so beautifully expresses. Great write! Thanks for sharing.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Mar you are too kind. I am not a composer of music sadly, I didn't make it past Book Two of Leila Fletcher Piano. And I can't sing except Bob Dylan off key. So I just write. I'm so glad you like. Happy Wednesday night/Thursday!

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I would love to see your poetry set to music, dear Verlie - what a gift you have.

      Happy Wednesday! Love, Maria

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Hi Kari, I'm happy you found it playful. Thanks so much!

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      Kari Poulsen 

      6 months ago from Ohio

      I enjoyed the playfulness of your poem. It is an excellent description!

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Thanks Manatita for your uplifting words.

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      6 months ago from london

      Lovely! Like a sweet song all right. A cutie of a humming-bird! Exquisite!

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      I'm so happy to see all you lovely generous poetry people:

      Mike, thanks again. I actually had to look up "rhapsodic" and then I had to listen to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen (what an exciting comment.)

      Eric, thanks, I'm happy to hear that. Write on!

      Hey John, Thanks, I almost didn't recognize you that's a great profile pic. You know April poetry month is coming up right? It's a challenge, to write a poem a day for 30 days. I bet people will be tired of poetry and tired of writing poetry after that. But I can't wait!

      Lorna, thank you for reading. I really appreciate your positive comment.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      A beautiful poem full of musical notes. Just lovely Verlie.

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      John Hansen 

      6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes poetry is a song, Verlie. Love your poem, and yes I do think poetry seems to be starting to regain some popularity at last. You are certainly doing your bit to promote that. Cheers.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you. I think along these lines and my son writes along them.

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      6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Verlie - I can always count on you to write something rhapsodic. Always a pleasure.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Thank you so much Bill. There seems to be a resurgence of interest in poetry. I was happy to see it came up in your mailbag this week.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't know about all poetry, but your poetry is definitely a song. Verlie, you have awakened within me an interest and appreciation in poetry, and for that I thank you!

      Wishing, for you, a brilliant Tuesday!


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