Original Poem: The Pauper Poet

"The Pauper Poet"

“The Pauper Poet”

I’m not really a starving poet (yet), but having words and poetry as possessions, I do feel rich.
            
                        THE PAUPER POET
Lacking all wealth and status to earn affection,
The peacock’s strutting finery to catch the eye,
Offerings of pretty baubles to incite the heart;
Neither possessing the voice of Orpheus to enchant
Nor the grandiloquent gestures of the curtained stage:
All I have is this pen and a pocketful of poems
Written on the wind to woo your heart to love.

(“The Pauper Poet” © 2012. Poeticmeditations.  All rights reserved.)
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A 19th-century romantic poet trying to get by in the 21st-century.
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