Iohannes Silvaticus

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A Thousand Words - Poem by Iohannes Silvaticus

If every word was like a feather,
Then like feathers pile together
To comfort your great fall,
A thousand words I’d write tonight;
To make a bed so soft
That would put you in warm embrace
After your fall through great abyss.

And with another thousand words I’d paint
A ladder that would let me ascend the heavens:
Pluck a star from the shattered sky
To mend your broken heart;
Catch a lonely cloud
To wipe the gleaming pearl
From your twinkling eyes.

But from such great expanse,
Of hearts and distance most alike,
All I have are words.
Yet I pray, my True,
These words may suffice
To give you sweet relief
And in soft slumbers give you peace.


Comments about A Thousand Words by Iohannes Silvaticus

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/29/2008 7:36:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem. Love it.10 added. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/30/2008 8:31:00 AM)


    A beautiful message so tenderly delivered. Enjoyable to read and receive. Interesting reversing the thousand word idea of a picture being worth a thousand words. The words here depict a worthwhile picture. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 30, 2008



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