Member Rara Avis
This passionate forum has been such a learning experience for me. I really don't know much about poetry, just started writing verses in July. But in reading your poetry, I feel the essence of what poetry is, how it changes an experience or thought or a dream into a song that captures the soul. And so I got up this morning and wrote this little poem as a thank you to all of you for your enlightenment. Sorry I couldn't meantion all of you by name, but you are all in the poem.
OH, PASSIONATE POET!
Oh, Passionate poet! Write a verse to soothe my weary heart!
With unimagined whims from Robert's diary of life
And let Sy's lyrical wand enhance it with melody so sweet
That we will then forget the words of hatred and of srife
And let Denise pour forth the words too beauteous for our eyes
Sprinkle it with love from Marge's overflowing heart
Let the cowboy ad an earthiness and texture to the song
And let Ruth's unequaled passion be a vibrant part
Let Michael scroll romantic notions on the leaf
May Rebecca force our tears to fall upon the page
Let the gunslinger's magnificence take my breath away
Let Rainbow's moonlit drops of rain fall upon my face
May Angel add sweet angelic voices to the strain
And Balladeer's imagination weave the story to be told
And all the other passionate poets with pen in hand
Add a touch of wisdom from the bottom of their souls
Then I will take this poetry and read it to the stars
And the stars will show to mankind the truth that it has sought
And Shakespeare will look in envy at the exquisiteness of verse
And God will smile at the perfection of the beauty He has wrought
Thank you and Good Bye,