((0)) Faith, Rocks And Other Rainbows Poem by Sailing to windward

((0)) Faith, Rocks And Other Rainbows



If thoughts
were carried on scented winds
And prayers
were caught by candle light,
If love
was found under seaside rocks
And dreams
fell ripe from honey trees,
If faith
was kept afloat, gliding,
in a green canoe,
and fish knew
our given names
- and how to let us go,
and if life
was more than a teardrop
clinging,
briefly,
to a smile,
and wars were fought
with lollipops and laughter,
and our children
never cried,
would we still need
those 'good books'
and rainbows in the sky?

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: faith
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem was inspired by Voltaire who is quoted as having said 'If God did not exist man would have found it necessary to invent him'
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mohammed Albalushi 11 September 2011

i think yes we still need that 2, very nice poem, well banded and i 2 hope that all become true, thanks for sharing

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Dave Walker 21 September 2011

I've got to agree great poem. May i invite you To read my new poem called, justice part 2.

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Fabiyas M V 01 October 2011

Powerful image, Windward.Nicely penned.Thank you for your comments on my poem.With love Fabiyas

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Unwritten Soul 08 October 2011

Stunning art :) I love this...i like the way you pull the things and string them to be unique story...cheer and good poem...SO rainbow thought there :) _Unwritten Soul

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Chinedu Dike 01 December 2019

Brave utterances set aside for sober reflection. An insightful piece of poetry written with a tinge of humour. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Swetha Vanakayalapati 07 June 2012

like a flower's fragrance as it is blossoming....the wishes are cherished along the lines...

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Martin O'Neill 01 March 2012

I like this a lot. I know the Voltaire quote you speak of and I think you have expressed this very well. I would like to keep the books and rainbows, though.

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To Windward 12 October 2011

Thanks all for your comments; The poem was inspired by Voltaire's famous comment 'If God did not exist man would have found it necessary to invent him' I'm merely trying to express this statement in another way.

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Elena Sandu 12 October 2011

Good question, you have chosen some of the best treasures of human joy. Would we give those up for peace and love and fairness? Yes we might because there shall be no fun to search for things we're holding with own arm. Nice poem, thank you for share.

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