To be a poet

It’s me again! I wrote this poem in response to a discussion I had with a friend a long time ago on how poems should be written.

I come from a background which studied romantic (not that kind, sorry) period poetry which was heavy, but dealt with many themes on humanity.

I believe that our poems should reflect the holistic nature of our existence – that is, that it should tell about the world in its’ entirety. Therefore, no subject should be scorned upon or labeled “too dark”. Authors only type – the words have their own life.






An original poem by Coeur d’un poète.


To be a poet is to write about the world
as a whole, in beauty as in darkness.
Life and death aren’t opposites, but perspectives
in the middle path between warm and cold.

Being a poet is about being both wrong and right,
to see life in all its light, both day and night.
It’ the holistic art of walking a fine line
and setting one’s sights in a mind beyond fine.

Darkness and light are perspectives, not endgames;
poems strive to present, far from those names.
What matters is the message that musters meaning
to the human that masters true meaningful wording.

To be a poet is to be the bard of balance,
bringing the brightness of equality to unity.
Whether light or dark, words must feel of justice,
tell signs of balance and share the depth of humanity.

Author: Coeur d'un Poète

I'm an Arts graduate now making a living in the world of business. I've had a passion for poems and stories before all of this. C'est la vie. Bilingue, ENG-FRA.

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