Shalom Freedman

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After Yeats - Poem by Shalom Freedman


An old man is a broken string
Playing a creaky shattered note
And every song he tries to see
A sadness instrumentally.

So what he finally dares to hope
As the music of his soul
His prayer upon pathetic beats
Deaf Drumming Divine Harmony.

Comments about After Yeats by Shalom Freedman

  • (6/22/2008 10:45:00 AM)

    Happy birthday week to you!

    A Deep Sworn Vow is one of my favorite poems.

    Could you explain perhaps in a footnote the reference to Yeats?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 24, 2008

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