Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 25,033 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Raymond Farrell Poems

801. Chinese New Year's Eve In Hangzhou 4/3/2015
802. Politicians 4/17/2015
803. The Short Stocky Young Chinese Fellow 4/4/2015
804. Free Will 9/5/2015
805. The Curse Of The Media 6/26/2015
806. Civilization 7/7/2015
807. You Say We Need Peace 4/27/2015
808. Tonight As I Sit Under The Locust Tree 4/25/2015
809. The Lady At The Jewish Bakery 5/4/2015
810. When It Comes To Poetry 4/23/2015
Best Poem of Raymond Farrell

When It Comes To Poetry

When it comes to poetry
I feel like David
Before he went out to meet Goliath
Saul offered him his armour
His sword, his breast plate
His helmet, his shield
But in the end he refused
Saying he had not proved it
For he was but a shepherd
Not trained in the use
Of weapons of war
He took merely a sling shot
And five smooth stones
But any giant can be slain
By such a crude weapon
If the stone finds its mark
And I can offer
No grand words
No breath-taking imagery
I commend all
Who operate at those lofty heights
But I am just
A ...

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The Hangzhou Choir

Whether they know it or not
They are dressed in their finery
Sleek solid black feathers
With white wing bands
And every day at sunset
While I sit
Under the locust tree
They gather as one massive flock
In a groove of bamboo

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