Is A Poem Ever Complete?

I’ve been rather lousy at answering e-mails and comments and the like of late, I really have no excuse, sorry.  I shall have to do better this year!


This one is a pretty recent write, and appropriately, I have around four versions floating around the place.


Is a Poem Ever Complete?

Is a poem ever finished,
Is what you’ve just penned,
Really the end?


Do the words and lines in your mind,
Reach the page without change,
Or would that be strange?


Or is the idea still fluid,
And your poetic decision,
Subject to revision?


When they’re written down in ink,
Or typed up so neat,
Are they complete?


Are they ever?




Filed under Rhymes

2 responses to “Is A Poem Ever Complete?

  1. Thank you for joining Poets United. I have added your blog to our blogroll so others can discover you and your wonderful poetry. Poets United is what you make of it so explore, comment often and it will lead to folks doing so in return. We look forward to visiting your blog and reading your poetry.

    Your imagination is what fuels our community.

    ~ Robert Lloyd

  2. disjointed, I had lost my “follow” connection to you and had started to worry about you, dear! Now I have re-suscribed again to get notices by email of your new posts! The poem you posted here is very polished and very thought-provoking. Maybe that is why I have always preferred poetry to prose: I enjoy the way it allows us to go on writing more and more lines in our heads after we have read the so-called last line!

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