Poetry

Poems Aplenty

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Synopsis

Within the covers of Poems Aplenty is a 50 page volume of light and entertaining selections of varied topics. The poems are short and afford amusement, contemplation and good clean fun. The poems range from "A day at the Fair" to "Why Can't I". Some titles are listed below:

A Day at the Fair
A Stack of Gold
A Walk in the Waves
Perilous
The Smallest Fairy
Under the Bridge
Why Can't I

I invite you to delight yourself in this assortment of short and cheery poems

   This is a self-published book of poetry, in fact one of six that were brought out from March to June of this year. Several of them are compilations of various poems from these books. There is another book from 2019 available; I suspect that selections from it appear in the compilation books as well, but I am unsure.

    Not that I have a strong bias towards books of ANY genre that are self-published. Last week I reviewed someone’s first book of poetry and truly enjoyed it. The poet had sent it to a publisher who specializes in another kind of poetry altogether; it would not have been a good fit. I suggested someplace for the poet’s next manuscript.

   Some of my other poet/writer friends want the freedom that self-publishing brings. When I regained the rights to one of my poetry books (I will not go into the details save to say that I was not the only one who regained rights to his or her work), I discovered that no other publisher wanted to take on “used goods” as it were, so to Amazon KDP I went.

   And now to Poems Aplenty. There are slightly over fifty pages of poems on a variety of subjects. The poems are short, and in the form of four-line verses, usually two to four verses in length. Most of it is rhymed poetry. However, a few of the rhymes seem slightly forced, and sometimes there is no rhyme. All that is well and good. There has to be some poetic license, after all.

  At first I thought these were poems for children, but there was no mention of that anywhere in the books. Certainly children, as well as adults, could understand these.

 But the majority of these poems do not seem to go anywhere. By that I mean they do not develop a story or lead to some realization or the other.

   The first poem is indicative of what I mean:


   “A Day at the Fair”

       A day at the fair,
    I wish I could spend,
    I’d eat cotton candy,
       then eat it again!
  
     The merry-go-round
        is most enticing,
      I’d jump on a horse
   and enjoy the riding!”    


  I omit the latter two verses.

It is not my intention to be unkind. There is a playful, light-hearted, joyous quality in these lines, but they need to be better-expressed. 

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I am a published poet with four books out there of my own, and two in collaboration with artist Carol Worthington-Levy. Additionally I have drafts of a novel and one short story in the process of being sent out.

Synopsis

Within the covers of Poems Aplenty is a 50 page volume of light and entertaining selections of varied topics. The poems are short and afford amusement, contemplation and good clean fun. The poems range from "A day at the Fair" to "Why Can't I". Some titles are listed below:

A Day at the Fair
A Stack of Gold
A Walk in the Waves
Perilous
The Smallest Fairy
Under the Bridge
Why Can't I

I invite you to delight yourself in this assortment of short and cheery poems

Poems Aplenty

A Day at the Fair

 A day at the fair,

I wish I could spend.

I’d eat cotton candy,

then eat it again!

.

The merry-go-round

is most enticing.

I’d jump on a horse

and enjoy the riding!

.

I’d throw darts at balloons

for a prize that is free.

Since I’d be alone,

it’d be just for me!

.

There are many more things

I’d like to do;

but the day stays not long

and I’d never be through!


A Stack of Gold

If only I could find gold.

Then how happy I'd be.

For all that I wanted, I’d get

and I’d be a much happier me.

.

Now that I’ve found my gold,

I strangely feel much the same.

What I thought would make me happy

turned my greed into shame.

.

I chose to share with others,

the stack of gold I had found.

Amazingly the shame disappeared

and the gold in my heart did abound.


A Walk in the Waves

The sun was hot, the waves curled.

He walked the beach with his girl.

Their hands were held, their lips smiled.

They thought to walk in the waves, awhile.

.

The two tossed their shoes aside

and splashed into the waiting tide.

The ocean, then, did welcome them;

as they walked in the waves, once again.


Perilous

 The storm, on the sea,

was merciless.

The ship was afloat

but the outlook, perilous.

 .

Twas no hope

for escaping it.

The rowboats would sink

at the weight of it.

.

All hope seemed gone

but quickly reappeared,

when rescue copters

overhead did appear.


The Smallest Fairy

Twirling through the air,

the smallest of fairies flew.

To fly above the ground

was all that she could do.

She longed to fly high

like the others twinkling round.

Up in the sky she’d fly

spreading sprinkles all around.


Under the Bridge

Under the bridge

flowed the river

that watered the moss

planted in soil

that covered the EARTH

that is under the soil

under the moss

watered by the river

under the bridge.



About the author

Writing poetry is my favorite past time. I've written and published 7 books. They are all poetry laden. My poems are short and inventive being designed to bring joy to the reader. In a poem, one can experience anything that the mind can think of. There is no end to what can be imagined. Enjoy! view profile

Published on January 01, 2022

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