Walterrean Salley

(Savannah, Ga)

I Go To The Fields Of Poetry Today


I go to the fields
Of poetry today,
To glean whatever
Is found by the way.

A morsel here,
And a morsel there—
Enough to make
A meal to share.

I go to the fields
Of poetry today—
Humming and skipping
Along the way.

And with my basket
In my hand,
I’m ready to glean
Whatever I can.

Submitted: Sunday, January 29, 2012
Edited: Monday, January 30, 2012

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  • Joseph Anderson (6/20/2012 4:24:00 PM)

    And I bet you turn out a good. What a clever way to launch.Good subject matter-get at it.
    Really enjoyed this (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (2/29/2012 1:17:00 AM)

    No wonders! ! ! if someone is reminded of wordsworth, frost or keats ' gleaners after reading this your centrally running metaphor...any ordinary reader can become a gleaner of your fruitful ideas... :) (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (2/23/2012 3:18:00 PM)

    Salley, may the harvest be an embarassment of choices and the produce deliver a the richness of ingredients to compose literary masterpieces from those poetic morsels. A seat at that feast is greedily sought. (Report) Reply

  • Raj Arumugam (2/17/2012 9:22:00 PM)

    a beautiful song of poetry, Walterrean...like a song of Blake from Songs of Innocence (Report) Reply

  • Raj Arumugam (1/30/2012 2:54:00 AM)

    lovely rhythm and style befitting this poem, Walterrean....absolutely delightful poem on the poet's calling...The other delightful poem yours connects to is William Blake's Piping down the Valleys Wild... (Report) Reply

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