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A Poor Man’s Poet

He sings his songs of poetry
For those who wish to dance
Mesmerized by his words
They arrive in droves
Their lives he does enhance

A poet who could paint
Divine goodness or
The deepest fires of hell,
With one single sentence

Enlightened or burdened
He can make any living soul
Feel joy or pain within his spell,

He would say,

“If the world paid attention

to the foundations nature has laid

and we built on that, the world

"would be peopled well”

As his torch burns out
Dispersing the crowd as they part
The roars and claps warm his heart

He does not look for shillings
Nor does he seek fame

He is a poor man’s poet

That’s how he found his name.

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I just spent the last couple hours reading about Dante, his life, important works and his legacy. I've always heard of him (mostly via references to his Inferno) but this is the first time I've read about him. I had no idea he was such a big deal and also did not know that his Inferno was part of his greater work, Devine Comedy. Thanks for peaking my curiosity!


So nice to meet you, so this whole poem was written around that quote of Dante Alighieri, I adore this poet, the Divine comedy is so inspiring to me, I confess that I am lucky enough to live in his home town so I am forever inspired by his spirit. I am truly grateful for your Lovely words.

Thank you...Teddy

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I have yet to read Dante have always wanted to
well written as always

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I am delighted you have enjoyed this. One day have a look even if you Google some translations just to get an idea of his thoughts.

Thank you...Teddy

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