POETRY

Songs of the Soul: The Amazing Art of Poetry

A poem for your wisdom portfolio

Shashi Sastry
ILLUMINATION
Published in
2 min readJun 1, 2024

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(In pentameter and mostly iambic. Recite it aloud to enjoy it best, dear reader.)

Songs of the Soul: The Amazing Art of Poetry

Did you read a few short lines sometime,
Of wonderful words that so thrilled your heart?
Were you smitten by their feeling or rhyme,
Wasn’t it a poem, then? Did a new love start?

A poem’s a string of pearls on a white page,
Grander than the sum of its tiny beads,
It shows us much beyond its little stage,
Paints a picture in the mind from its seeds.

Poems can sound as various as birdsongs,
Their melodies simple or discerned,
With each syllable just where it belongs,
They must be read aloud and performed.

Whether a limerick, ode, or sonnet,
Haiku, ballad, elegy, or free verse,
They’re mind duets, and we turn and pirouette,
Glad to dance along as the poet leads us.

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Shashi Sastry
ILLUMINATION

I am a prism, refracting the light of thought into a rainbow of content for you. Poetry, philosophy, architecture, and more. LESS STUFF, MORE VEG = A FUTURE.