pour me a poet

by Maria Francesca

pour me a poet
into my cup;
send me reeling with rhyme,
let his words fill me up

pour me a tall one,
a dark one
and sharp
with a mind like an arrow,
a voice like a harp

keep your liars
and charmers,
all shiny and varnished,
your war-loving knights,
armor bloody and tarnished;

send me beauty and language,
let words fill me up;
pour me a poet
into my cup.


Author's Note: *

Posted on 05/13/2007
Copyright © 2024 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 05/14/07 at 01:33 AM

Yea, but watch out for them poets! (I like the poem)

Posted by A. Paige White on 05/14/07 at 01:59 AM

Love this! I looked long into that empty cup and wished... and found him tipped with silver hair and beard and magic in his fingertips, a bard of soul, ravisher and tender. He fills my cup and heats the handle too.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 05/14/07 at 03:37 AM

Maria, yes..you have looked into my mind and written what you didn't know was there. The 3rd stanza I like especially, since there appears to be many of those liars out there. I love it!

Posted by Angela Nuzzo on 05/14/07 at 05:53 AM

I'll take a glass of that, Maria! :) Great use of scattered rhymes.

Posted by Jared Fladeland on 05/14/07 at 08:54 PM


Posted by Charles M Harrison on 11/27/07 at 10:28 AM

Very Nice congrats on POTD

Posted by A. Paige White on 11/27/07 at 11:51 AM

Still enjoying this one. Congrats on POTD!

Posted by George Hoerner on 11/27/07 at 04:52 PM

Congratulations on POTD and you can fill my cup anytime. This was really great.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 11/27/07 at 07:19 PM

Most enjoyable POTD! Clever word play with a smart rhyme. Thank you!

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 11/27/07 at 09:39 PM

Anyone could guess that I would LOVE your poem, and it sums up my feelings, exactly. You have put it so perfectly, with such loving language and images... I should frame your poem and put it over our (real weekly) Thursday night poets' table when I serve the "poets to the moon" and in my (dream fantasy) poem by poem "cottage in the woods"...too.

Posted by Gira Bryant on 11/27/07 at 10:49 PM

Not only do I love this, but it was written on my birthday. :)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/19/08 at 02:31 PM

Love the positive message...and reinforcement here Maria. Glad I got to finlly read it. Kudos! :o)

Posted by Melissa Arel on 02/23/10 at 02:14 AM

love this from start to finish!!!

Posted by JJ Johnson on 06/18/10 at 03:05 AM

What poet would not love to be in your cup? Oustanding imagery and flow. This would get ovations at open mics, not to mention requests or dates....

Posted by Shannon McEwen on 03/26/12 at 02:27 AM

I don't know how I didnt read this gem before. I favourited this, I LOVE this poem

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