Josh Mitteldorf

Rookie - 284 Points (10 May 1949 / New York)

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  • Kayoko Kan (7/17/2012 2:14:00 PM)

    I like the variety of style and spirit in your poems. Tenderness mixed with great mischief and adventure, thanks!

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Best Poem of Josh Mitteldorf

Sweet Creation

Sweet creation, source of grace divine
For all that ails us, offer consolation!
Incarnate for our human exaltation,
To salve our tears, a transcendental shrine.

And if the herb and blossom—nature's spice—
Intoxicate our bosom with their charm,
enchant us—Please, thou needst not take alarm—
If human wings seem bent toward paradise.

For was't not thou bestowed imagination
Upon our thought, a crowning gift so rare—
A glass to see the world's reflected Stuff?

Our hearts behold thy world with trepidation;
In awe can we but clasp our hands in ...

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Ten Commandments

Thou art enjoined to enjoyment,
Exhorted to exultation.
Thy responsibility is to be responsive,
and impishness be thy imperative.


So cherish thy good cheer,
And be not judicious in jubilation -
Rather exude exuberance,

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