Kelly Vinal

Rookie (1967- / Homestead, Florida)

Kelly Vinal Poems

41. Something I Left 3/26/2005
42. Willow 9/7/2005
43. Fortress 12/6/2004
44. Fifth Fist 11/28/2004
45. That Is You 9/3/2005
46. Koolaid's Kool 12/10/2004
47. Swan Feather 9/12/2005
48. Between The Blinds 9/6/2005
49. Best Not Spoken 11/11/2005
50. In Small Circles (I Feel No Pain) 12/10/2004
51. Blinded Eye 11/28/2004
52. Judgment Day 12/7/2004
53. Damaged 11/28/2004
54. One-Twenty 12/20/2006
55. Despair 12/3/2004
56. Daydreaming 11/28/2004
57. High Summit 2/23/2007
58. The Ghosts Of Fountains Abbey 12/25/2004
59. Together 10/1/2006
60. Butterfly 11/28/2004
61. The Man Without A Name 12/13/2004

Comments about Kelly Vinal

  • Lenchen Elf (12/5/2004 7:06:00 PM)

    Thoroughly enjoyed all your work published here and look forward to more

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Best Poem of Kelly Vinal

The Ghosts Of Fountains Abbey

Stand silent, and you’ll sense the ghosts
Of Fountains Abbey
White Monks in raw wool habits
Wafting through your soul
Formed-up, Benedictine and Cistercian
Heads low in solemn procession
One-by-one and breeze-by-breeze
Hushed forever now
But loud as children running free
Through grassy fields
Where the entrance used to be

You can feel them still, within
Her hallowed walls
In chaffinch nests that mark
Majestic sandstone halls
Guides informs us these are ruins,
But they can’t describe
The abundant life that’s found inside
The broken ...

Read the full of The Ghosts Of Fountains Abbey


Close me
Lump me in cocoon
When I don’t want to engage
The outside world today.
Let me out to breathe
Sometimes -
This air is acrid and stinks
Of progress.
Draw me in with a