James B. Earley

Gold Star - 15,589 Points (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

Destiny's Wisdom - Poem by James B. Earley

....Once.......the winds
Of passion flowed
...Amongst the leaves
On vineyard's row

Touching the vines
With such desire
Fueling the flames
....Of a raging fire
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Destiny's wisdom
....Then...rearranged
Those winds of passion
...To winds...of change

A frigid chill
Displaced the old
With angry gusts
....Of bitter cold


Comments about Destiny's Wisdom by James B. Earley

  • Mamta Agarwal (6/30/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    beautifully expressed James; blowing hot and cold, vivid, poignant images simply hit me in the gut. (Report)Reply

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  • Shirley Woods (8/6/2009 4:10:00 PM)

    Hi James,

    Wonderful expression. I am envious of your style - I loved your biography too. Thank you.
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  • ppp sss (4/24/2009 1:53:00 PM)

    Very, very impressive!
    While each stanza has its merit, my favorite is the third.
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  • Celise Mclean (9/12/2008 10:09:00 AM)

    nice poem Earl, u expressed your words well (Report)Reply

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  • Al Ramos (8/31/2008 8:52:00 PM)

    Should be 'Early's Wisdom', surely a man who has lived many seasons (Report)Reply

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  • Fahim Sayed (8/2/2008 4:08:00 PM)

    A beautiful write sir....i really like the title...

    fahim
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  • Patricia Gale (7/24/2008 3:27:00 PM)

    Splendid piece.... much meaning here (Report)Reply

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  • Bonnie Collins (7/23/2008 9:03:00 PM)

    What a beautifull write that brings so much picture to the vineyard from its early sweet grapes to the harvest of the wine... It captures the reader to feel the blustery fall wind blowing but with distant sun and wipping wind blowing upon the now gray vineyard.... Very good write and filled with so much imagery! !

    Bonnie
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  • Chitra - (7/9/2008 5:51:00 AM)

    truly inspiring, definitely changes the mindset transmuting the negative to positive (Report)Reply

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  • Dipika PDipika P (6/15/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    expressed really well James..enjoyed readin it! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (4/2/2008 8:29:00 PM)

    lovely indeed these creative winds of yours, james. (Report)Reply

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  • Esther Leclerc (2/5/2008 12:25:00 PM)

    Insightful... Everything in its season... hopefully, always, only for the better. (Report)Reply

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  • Emancipation Planz (2/4/2008 1:41:00 AM)

    Salute... a grape composition wisened by weather... or not... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, June 3, 2013


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