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Best Not Spoken

Rating: 4.8

Onward to the best not spoken,
When every vestige of pride becomes a prayer –
And the sadness of God is manifested
In the emancipation of collective doubt.
For this is destiny, prescribed and guided
Along the silken roads to glory –
Such is talk, as whispered in the shadows
O’er these lush and never-ending meadows,
Rolling long between the valley and the sea –
Where great machines adjoined in harvest

And the conflagrated ancient forests
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Jurietta Duraan 12 March 2008

I especially love the last four lines.... beautiful imagery and prose. Thanks

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Jurietta Duraan 12 March 2008

I especially love the last four lines.... beautiful imagery and prose. Thanks

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Sharadha Dn 03 November 2006

Wow! Nice one there!

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Prasanna Kumari 18 September 2006

walk along the wounded shore leading to silken roads and silver roads of glory touched my heart with an elevated feeling

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Joseph Daly 16 November 2005

I am an avowed athiest. But you manage to put your beliefs over in a beautiful way: your choice of words; the structure. This is a rare example of perfection. With respect Denis Joe

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Simon Whild 13 November 2005

A wonderful hymn-like poem that stirs the soul with vivid images of conflict resolution and redemption. A wonderful poem to read on this day of all days.

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Declan McHenry 13 November 2005

A humbling and thought provoking piece.

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Herbert Nehrlich1 11 November 2005

Incredible is right, all of his poems are pretty incredible. You ought to by his book(s) . And no one listened when I suggested he be invited for our book.... Best H

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Marcy Jarvis 11 November 2005

'The Road Not Taken' would have been best, perhaps. The middle stanza is very arresting. Be well, Kelly.

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Kelly Allen Vinal 11 November 2005

Max Reif, thank you for your kind words. 'Best Not Taken' is a poem that you must intellectually power yourself through. It will mean something different to each reader, which is the style and context in which it was written. Regards, KAV

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