I present these quotes as original, but given the amount of time I spend immersing myself in all things poetic, it may be that I have at some time seen something similar and then it has been lost in memory . Should this be the case I apologise .




Poems are expressions of unfiltered thoughts.

A Poem is a key which can unlock the mind, but only if it fits.

Poems are written in a language which when translated reveals pictures.

Poems are about the extraordinary but most people only ever know ordinary.

A poem is the DNA of the Poet’s soul.

A poem is both whisper and roar in one.

A poem allows the reader to see inside from a door left slightly ajar.

Poems are like ghosts whispering in a signalman’s ear.

A muse is not poetic inspiration, it is poetic memory, for all our poems are already written.

A poem is like creating a new dish. We have all the ingredients.

They just need bringing together to produce something delicious.

You know it is a poem when a single line fills the page.

A favourite poem is like a first kiss, its meaning to you lasts a lifetime.

11 thoughts on “MUSINGS OF AN INSOMNIAC– poems

  1. Thanks for these Nigel. They are starting to connect some thoughts for Thursdays. “Poems are about the extraordinary but most people only ever know ordinary.” This makes me think of the task of a poet. Is it to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary?

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      1. I would agree with you on his comment Nigel. A poem that draws you in and makes you want to know more is the best kind, in my opinion.

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