John Tansey

Rookie - 488 Points (June 4th,1961...Gemini / Bronx, New York)

A Gift For The Romantic - Poem by John Tansey

A Gift for the Romantic

It is in the subtlety
And not the blunt insult,
The threat and not the onslaught;

The implied and not the explicit.

It is in the first gleaning,
remembered scents of Spring
And not the direct,

Overhead heat of Summer.

The autumnal dread
And not the dead of Winter;
The sweet dream of sleep

And not the bleak morning after.

When somewhere between the gift,
And it’s crumpled paper wrapping,
Lie an infinity

Of finite things to be chosen:

But of a thousand choices
if I must choose one,
I would settle, instead,

For the choice and forego the choosing…

John Tansey 11.25 07

Copyright ©2008 John Thomas Tansey

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  • Mike Monahan (3/16/2011 1:25:00 PM)

    well done John I enjoyed your poems very much (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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