Kelly Vinal

Rookie (1967- / Homestead, Florida)

High Summit - Poem by Kelly Vinal

Sing we for the finest times,
For memories of tree-lined hills –
O’er fields lay strewn of flowers gold,
Ensconced, we are composed.

Cannonades of thunder rolling
From the harbinger to be –
Sing we for forgotten promise
In the chorus of the sea.

Lay we bare to face the mountain,
And our faith is probably
Between the shattered countryside
And immortality.

Once you were the Tragic Poet,
Plunged in depths of travesty,
Plunged in sanguine dreams unspoken –
Paved in stones of misery.

Sing we for the season’s harvest:
Augustus flames on Antony –
A chorus to Apollo’s glory
Echoes soft eternally.

You stood brave where I stand broken,
The pumice roads intone:
A shadow of the angry mountain –
Montis alt, I’m coming home.


Comments about High Summit by Kelly Vinal

  • (4/16/2007 7:14:00 AM)

    Truly awe inspiring! I have come across a brilliant poet! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/9/2007 4:36:00 PM)

    What a lovely poem. Very real and very beautiful. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/28/2007 7:11:00 PM)

    Beautiful, great work
    smiles n hugs
    Rissa: -)
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  • (2/25/2007 2:31:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. You are obviesly a very talented writer!
    x
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  • (2/24/2007 7:00:00 AM)

    I, m glad this was recommended it's excellent!
    Love duncan X
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  • (2/23/2007 9:39:00 PM)

    Grand piece Kelly, absolutly outstanding (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2007 3:39:00 PM)

    Kelly, grand work. Flows like a hymn. Anthemic even. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2007 12:15:00 PM)

    This piece sings like an angelic choir! Outstanding flow.
    Superb penning!
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  • (2/23/2007 11:10:00 AM)

    Kelly,
    Such a pleasure to read your work here. You have such a powerful voice. And this work, this poem is lovely and haunting. The things we see behind our eyes, beneath the clouds of yesterday.

    Sincerely,
    Carolynn
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  • (2/23/2007 10:36:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful song... wish someone writes the notes for this..... I just loved those lines....
    Once you were the Tragic Poet,
    Plunged in depths of travesty,
    Plunged in sanguine dreams unspoken –
    Paved in stones of misery.
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  • (2/23/2007 9:52:00 AM)

    really really like well done! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2007 9:26:00 AM)

    There are a few sceptics who bang on their pulpits, of the death of the rhyme! They seem awfully quiet, at present! Loved it, Kelly.
    Danny
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  • (2/23/2007 9:19:00 AM)

    I like this poem a lot. So emotional and enjoyable to the end. I'll be reading more of yours :)

    KK
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  • (2/23/2007 9:11:00 AM)

    This is simply the best, Kelly. The gentle rhymes and sweet rhythms make a music of your images. The endeing is simply perfect.

    Raynette
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  • (2/23/2007 8:54:00 AM)

    Kelly, I loved the easy rhythm of this piece. It draws you in and makes you read on and on. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
    David
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  • (2/23/2007 8:45:00 AM)

    good inner, end, and slant rhymes in this. graceful, pure poetry. its how contemporary rhyme should be done. -lp (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2007 8:43:00 AM)

    I love the way you draw your reader in with the first lines. It sings indeed! And ends so triumphantly. This is wonderfully atmospheric and finely structured, taking the reader through the range of emotions. Grand piece. t x (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoo (2/23/2007 8:40:00 AM)

    remind me of a poem by oscar. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 22, 2011


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