POEM OF THE DAY
A Letter To A Live Poet
Sir, since the last Elizabethan died,
Or, rather, that more Paradisal muse,
Blind with much light, passed to the light more glorious
Or deeper blindness, no man's hand, as thine,
Has, on the world's most noblest chord of song,
Struck certain magic strains. Ears satiate
With the clamorous, timorous whisperings of to-day,
Thrilled to perceive once more the spacious voice
And serene unterrance of old. We heard
-- With rapturous breath half-held, as a dreamer dreams
Who dares not know it dreaming, lest he wake --
The odorous, amorous style of poetry,
The melancholy knocking of those lines,
The long, low soughing of pentameters,
-- Or the sharp of rhyme as a bird's cry --
And the innumerable truant polysyllables
Multitudinously twittering like a bee.
Fulfilled our hearts were with the music then,
And all the evenings sighed it to the dawn,
And all the lovers heard it from all the trees.
All of the accents upon the all the norms!
-- And ah! the stress of the penultimate!
We never knew blank verse could have such feet.
Where is it now? Oh, more than ever, now
I sometimes think no poetry is read
Save where some sepultured C¾sura bled,
Royally incarnadining all the line.
Is the imperial iamb laid to rest,
And the young trochee, having done enough?
POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
Nor The Sun Its Selling Power
They say her words were like balloons
with strings I could not hold,
that her love was something in a shop
cheap and far too quickly sold;
but the tree does not price its apples
nor the sun its selling power
the rain does not gossip
or speak of where it goes.
POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
A Parable From Mars
Perseverance leaves its virgin tracks on the barren ground
but no signs of green grass or pools of water can be found.
This is not how the Martian scenery had once been
and makes us wonder what had created this barren scene.
Is this a prophecy of what the Earth is heading for
as by selfish profit seeking we keep consuming more?
Heed this parable from Mars that appears so desolate.
Let's mend our ways and save our world before it is too late.
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Like me, child of mountain,
That rock, now a pebble,
A dinosaur I am
heading to my inevitable
Lord You Lived
Lord You Lived
Lord You lived as though You were dying
And carried that burden to the Cross
Contraste / Contrasts
Sunt bucurii care-ntristează,
Sunt întristări ce fericesc,
Sunt zile fără de lumină
Şi nopţi adânci ce strălucesc.
The Autumn Rhyme……..…….
The Autumn Rhyme
A lonely peak reflecting water like a sharp sword
A small moon floating in the rever like a curved hook
in the Dieshan Academy, book hill piling book hill
We came in this world
With a microchip inbuilt in our head.
A microchip of...Reasoning.
To understand this world of reasoning.
Hilarity in unfitting spheres
Draws in contemptuous spears,
On entering the subject's ears
Brings forth grim ruptures.
A Rainbow Pennant
Just when a huge dark cloud
Was wandering about,
The sun arose forrad,
As the beaming rays hit the cloud,
A alleged crime..
How far did you get?