Monday, March 11, 2013

Aristotle's Poetics by Bob Atkinson

Aristotle's Poetics
(c)2013 Bob Atkinson
oh so willingly drawn into
a thought of depth or attitude
ideas expounded, like or not
security demanded, a bronze pot

arguments appraised by learned men
women give same ideals within
then look all to a wilder side
my humble assortment of diatribes

hardly contained heretofore
answers of which would gather more
questions before rational solution
to this idea of language dilution

a few things open and unarguable
emotion fits within this stable
gather deep this sense of feelings
carry overwhelming teachings

wave your arms to the measure
climb back in that mind you treasure
close your eyes as you become
one with nature, or a heartless thug

 
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translation

poetry, for some, draws their mind
toward the deeply characterized
ideas described by learned friends
some fit vision, some absurdity

rules invoked by an establishment
men and women of like minded temperament
see my ideals as wilderness, not great
spoken rants lacking adherence to good taste

sadly missing in these events
questions answered by circumstance
thoughts with the body intertwined
flowing language simplified

obvious escapes their frontal lobes
emotion's character defines poetry
a connection to what could lie evaded
by that sense of direction eliminated

wave your arms to the measure
climb back into that mind you treasure
close your eyes as you become
one with nature, or a heartless thug

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