One of the best features of the main site is the ability to write a descriptive paragraph about how a poem came to be...the meaning or the reason it was written. As we get ready to celebrate April as National Poetry Month, I'd like to share this story and poem with you.
Eighteen months ago, I posted a poem on some web site. I don't remember which one. I received a glowing fan letter from a gentleman from Kentucky, by the name of Ron. We've kept in touch; he's inspired me..and truth be known, many of the poems you've read from me were inspired by phrases he supplied.
A little while later, I met Ron Carnell at the old miningco.com site and was invited to post on his 'infant' Passions In Poetry website. I did. And it was the beginning of a journey that has led to this moment.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank them both. For their guidance, their kindness,
their constructive critism and their faith in me.
Thank you - To The Rons
One of you gave me the courage
To write the songs in my heart
One of you gave me a home
A joyous place to start
Both of you gave me freedom
To pen this poetís song
For that I will always remember
That I once yearned to belong
You share more than a name
In my eyes you share my fate
With kindness and compassion
Itís your approval I await
The din of applause may never
Be heard by this poetís ears
But I have heard your praise
Soothe over my doubts, my fears
Others may heap accolades
Upon your deserving breast
But in the quiet of my night
I count you both as the best
Friends that always lift me up
Both sharing a common name
You are The Rons, as I know you
Both different yet both the same
Though time will surely pass
I will count each of you as friend
With every rhyme, you are the reason
This poetís song will never end.
(My friend in Kentucky also writes poetry and
I'm sending this to him in hopes that he will join us!)
[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 03-08-2000).]