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Tell me Kindly if You Will

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Jon Mewett
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0 posted 06-01-2000 07:26 AM       View Profile for Jon Mewett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jon Mewett

Is there one with soul so dead
The creeping dawn he doesnít cherish
With eyes so dark and clouded grey
In his view the sunsets ÖÖperish

When he sees the spider gay
Alight itís dewy weave
Will not the bunting of the rose
Bid his sorrows leave

Will not the white and dashing cloud
Bring his voice to song
Have his thoughts on saddened things
Been dwelling far to long

Canít he watch the diving Swift?
Itís joy of summer bright
Soft caress his sodden thoughts
And bring his heart to flight

Cannot the trickling of the brook
Cast in him a dream
Or the butterfly upon its wing
Impress on him the theme

Does not the chatter of the leaves
While talking to the grass
The gentle partner to his soul
This freedom does it pass

As I sit among these ruins
This sadness in my head
Tell me if you kindly will
Of a one with soul so dead

Jon Mewett


Hi Everyone

Well I'm back from my travels.
This time I visited Dresden in the former East Germany. That city still carries the scars of war,with buildings still raised to the ground.

This small somewhat futile poem was written while I sat on the West side of the Berlin Wall my thoughts still on the sights of Dresden.

The whole experience was incongruous to me.

It seemed to make me feel inadequate and small.

Jon



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childomine
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1 posted 06-01-2000 09:04 AM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

Jon, a haunting image you have painted here.  I see you didn't slack off on your talents while away.  Welcome back.  

"Is there one with soul so dead
The creeping dawn he doesn't cherish..."
SwŚmp§Faerˇie
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2 posted 06-01-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for SwŚmp§Faerˇie   Email SwŚmp§Faerˇie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SwŚmp§Faerˇie

OOOOOH!! Jon your poetry is SO good!! I always know that it will be good as soon as i start reading!! This is wonderful....i especially like
"When he sees the spider gay
Alight itís dewy weave
Will not the bunting of the rose
Bid his sorrows leave"

that is so great!! The touch of melancholy is a the perfect thread for this all to ride on. AWESOME!!

swampie swampola



 And there she weaves by night and day,
a magic web of colours gay.~Tennyson
Jana Tovey
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3 posted 06-01-2000 01:00 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

It sounds as if you latched on to the remaining energy of one (or many) imprisoned behind the Berlin Wall.  Good poem, thoughtful analysis of the effects of freedoms' lost.
dgvarner
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4 posted 06-01-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

jon..a little gloom..a little doom...but really great reading--great writing!  

cant help but wonder sometimes if too much thought on saddened things can cause saddness to become a permanent fixture..


"Will not the white and dashing cloud
Bring his voice to song
Have his thoughts on saddened things
Been dwelling far to long"



 "A Poet's life is on written page; a scenario to take the stage--watch..." dgvarner
Denise
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5 posted 06-01-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome home, Jon! This poem is excellent! Very well done!

Denise
Jon Mewett
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6 posted 06-02-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for Jon Mewett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jon Mewett

Well thanx everyone for the welcome back.

I find it most difficult to understand Mans inhumanity to Man.

But there was hope, the peoples spirit,they were so kind and friendly.
I did find it spiritualy very disturbing,the monuments and everything,very wierd.

Jon
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7 posted 12-25-2004 11:18 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I am touched by this
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