Hugh Cobb

Rookie - 54 Points (29 January 1947 / New York, NY)

Hugh Cobb Poems

41. Angel Dancer 11/21/2005
42. Waking Without You 11/8/2005
43. Driving By The Boneyard 1/25/2006
44. Lessons Of Spring 3/31/2006
45. When All Words & Voices Fail 4/3/2006
46. Love & Truth 11/30/2005
47. Missing Element 1/16/2006
48. An Unrequited Heart (A Sonnet) 11/25/2005
49. From A Window (Revision) 5/27/2006
50. Aneurysm Or The Bubble's Burst 12/2/2005
51. For My Mother 10/19/2005
52. Wine's Truth: A Quandary Of Love 1/13/2006
53. Envious Of Extinction 2/6/2006
54. Making Lists 3/10/2006
55. Persephone's Gift 3/22/2006
56. Worlds Are Altered... 11/21/2005
57. Another Victim Of Chemical Warfare 11/21/2005
58. I Thought It Would Rain Today 12/7/2005
59. The Miracle Of Smallness 11/21/2005
60. Lines, A Riff Of Consciousness 2/22/2006
61. Dancing With The Tao 11/21/2005
62. From A Window 5/11/2006
63. Japanese Garden On A Warm December Night 12/28/2005
64. Embracing Persephone 11/8/2005
65. Heart's Song, The Inadequacy Of Words 12/30/2005
66. A Poem To Honor St. Valentine 2/12/2006
67. An Ice-Bound Heart 12/11/2005

Comments about Hugh Cobb

  • kskdnj sajn (5/3/2006 7:54:00 AM)

    Hugh is an amazing person and writer. His poems offer witt, knowledge, wisdom, thought, reflection and spirit. He has a natural flow, and a keen perspective.
    Check out his....' Heart's Song, the Inadequacy of Words '

    Thanks Hugh for all your thoughts,

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  • Michael Shepherd (4/27/2006 5:34:00 AM)

    Apart from his justly celebrated fine poems, Hugh Cobb is the most generous, appreciative and eloquent (in that order) comment-writer on the poems of others, to be found on this site. To receive a comment from him is a delight and a privilege.

  • Anna Russell (4/10/2006 10:51:00 AM)

    Hugh's work is informative, thought provoking and intelligent. His poems will reward you not only on the first read, but every time after that. If you're the meditating type, you've come to the right place - if not, then read on, you soon will be! Spiritual, beautiful and never dumbed down, this is a man who's works deserve to be read.

  • Joseph Daly (12/30/2005 4:23:00 AM)

    It is such a pleasure to read Hugh's works. His celebration of life is captured, sometimes even in one word, with such precicion. In our contemporary time, where belief is almost a dirty word, Hugh maintains his faith. Although an atheist myself, I see in Hugh's works (where he introduces his faith) a strong commitment to humanity and an abandondment of dogma. For the reader, Hugh says: 'This is what I believe. This is my worldview, You decide! '.

Best Poem of Hugh Cobb

An Ice-Bound Heart

Encased in indifferent ice
glacial heart beats slowly, coolly
caring less about others' needs
than preserving spirit's isolation;
or, caught in ego's snares,
thinks only of itself.
What an isolated soul it is:
seeing only its reflection
frozen in winter's frosty panes.

Can nothing crack the ice,
penetrate to spirit's depth
melt glacial walls
& let uncorrupted love enter,
laughing with joy?
Can such a heart,
(frigid & safe behind
accumulated rime)
ever take pleasure
other than isolation's illusory dance?
How then will it ...

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Missing Element

Missing element defies sleep:
I wake up calling names,
illusion's plaything -
only you're never there
when eyes finally clear.
You're still in that realm from
which I was expelled.

& when consciousness

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