David Wood

Gold Star - 13,602 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Heaven’s Gates - Poem by David Wood

I cannot reach the apple on the tree
It is always too high for me.
I can never write that perfect poem
It always eludes me no matter how
Hard I try.

Walking through the wood and on to
The lake – is that paradise found?
That drifting cloud – that blue sky?
Are we in heaven here on earth
To see such beauty?

Are heaven’s gates ever locked if
Beauty cannot be seen by the beholder?
Is heaven a step too far, a place one
Cannot reach, or are there glimpses
Of heaven we can see here on earth
As our life drifts from day to day?

Comments about Heaven’s Gates by David Wood

  • (8/30/2013 2:30:00 AM)

    Walking through the wood is a beautiful experience. (Report) Reply

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  • Poetheart Morgan (8/28/2013 4:04:00 PM)

    A perfect poem? For us poet i think is impossible. We are always seeking the perfection. Trying to reach the impossible. That is why we are Poets. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/27/2013 9:12:00 PM)

    I believe there are glimpses of Heaven - just the pure beauty of nature. Always enjoy your sensitive words David. I think you set your standards way to high for you are most certainly satisfying your readers (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/27/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    we are always reaching for something David. sometimes it seems impossible enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/27/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    we are always reaching for something David. sometimes it seems impossible enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (8/26/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    A fine question with confusion. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/26/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    rightly said perfection is unlimited skies and earth and ever on it attracts/ as someone wrote if there is heaven on this earth it is here it is here..it was about Kashmir...but applicable any where there is beauty glimpses of heaven we see ....beautiful poem with beautiful thought mind jerking thank (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (8/26/2013 1:16:00 AM)

    So beautiful indeed...an arresting write...wish to quote all here! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/25/2013 9:35:00 AM)

    'Man's reach should exceed nis grasp or what's a Heaven for'? ! Striving is greater than achieving! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sekharan Pookkat (8/25/2013 2:23:00 AM)

    perfection-we can try for it without loosing soul (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/24/2013 8:14:00 PM)

    If we did write perfect poems wed have to give up poetry because we'd have nothing more to strive for.
    We should enjoy the challenge. Very nice poem.
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  • Heather Wilkins (8/24/2013 11:53:00 AM)

    a lot of important questions asked. somehow I feel a part of heaven is here on earth. just a feeling David good ink (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/24/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    Heaven is here in this beautiful planet....But often it go unnoticed...and we go in search for heaven...
    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it.
    (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/24/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    Heaven is what we make of earth. Beautiful poem. Please see my new poem 'While Here' when you have time. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    When we open our eyes here on earth, we can see things that we
    can imagine heaven to be like. A great poem.
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  • Gajanan Mishra (8/24/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    heaven we can see here, very good my dear poet, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 24, 2013

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