doug bentley Poems
- A Canadian's Poem (1) and what, after all, was so wrong ...
- What Do I Do? process is primary asserted whitehead: ...
- Craigellachie born of lotus flower christ what a way!
- Her Majesty: Republished Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: ...
- Father's Father my grandfather on father's side came from...
- Sonnet 32 i turned my eye toward the future and watched as ...
- Kites Of Jaffa winter attacked in legion ...
doug bentley lives in richmond, bc, canada
his books are:
poetry - a canadian's poems, GRAIN
drama - GO, A Modern Morality Play
philosophy - Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name
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A Canadian's Poem (1)
and what, after all,
was so wrong
with simple rhyme
and quaint folk
ballads of love?
have poets often
not been first
burst to spot
shape still forming from ground
dipped diamond-tipped pens
in pools of time
currents of insights
that grew, in course
of time to waves?
do we not
solely for handfuls
of loyal listeners
bubblings up wellsprings,
meant merely to delight
and entertain the mind
moving heart to very muscle?
but what have...