Patrick Dennis

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Patrick Dennis Poems

41. Madonna 1/26/2014
42. Beauty 1/26/2014
43. Ut Unum Sint (That All May Be One) 1/26/2014
44. Genesis 1/26/2014
45. Tragedy 2/17/2014
46. Party Politics 2/18/2014
47. Flesh Will Fail 2/25/2014
48. The Artist 2/25/2014
49. The Warrior 3/3/2014
50. Kookaburra 2 1/27/2014
51. Four States Of The Soul 1/26/2014
52. Synchrony Of Bells 1/26/2014
53. Here & Now 1/25/2014
54. The Plain 1/24/2014
55. To M 1/24/2014
56. Yuletide 1/27/2014
57. Kookaburra 1/25/2014
58. An Argument With A British Poet 2/17/2014
59. Joy 1/24/2014

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Joy is a way of looking at
you & me & this & that,
and all things that may
oh - heaven knows - cause us grief
or fit together in belief
or link or clink life's interplay.
It's light & strong & doesn't stick
on slights, the bad, unjust, the politic,
or give us cause to feel dismay.

Joy is the gentle art to pray.
Joy is the gentle art of forgetting we're apart.
Joy is knowing there's a way.

Joy has this to say -
I am a child
by whom Heaven is beguiled
to turn all mourning into play.

Joy is not a way the Stoics taught;
it's not ...

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The waxing tide swells for a flood;
and, surging for the unattainable moon,
fails and falls back on the ebb.

The energies of youth likewise swell for a flood
and, falling short, retreat to the ebb of days
to whimper out what was and might have been
but for the misalignment of moon and stars.

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