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A Poetry Convention

To anyone and all
I am awestruck
as I attend
this some-what altered afternoon
altered in a way by
poetic humans
tiny tables among giants on words
sharing all unselfish things as
pen and tea harmonize in their hands.

These peaceful poets including I at this convention
all paired by four
tease time and essence before noon is dawn.

In all sincerity;
how nice it is to be a man at this table
among women
whose beauty write themselves.

To my left of me my Mikki,
melting ice-cream on hot dessert
brings light to the table with
The Lull
and like a Christmas present
All eyes were opened to a new awakening

And all could see The Breeze Amongst A Willow
a painting Emma drew with her words
the words that wind the wind to blow
poetry upon paper and pen.
Its nice to see Emma in front of me
frowning freestyles and smiling sonnets
causing our table to laugh its wood off!

to the right of Emma,
meditates the Measure of Happiness with two words:
Oh what beautiful art thou displays
poetic godmother; professor of poetry.

These visitors of poets I do adore.
In thus they asked for me to speak of me...
and I recited Visitors nervous with nerves
for with each line I scared myself.
Next time I'll think I'll speak of Sleeping Kisses. 

at the table:
Johnny Sumler
Emma Mantle
Andrea Dietrich

Table of Four

Copyright © Johnny Sumler

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  1. Date: 7/7/2011 5:01:00 AM
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I've never been in someones poem before, and I am truly honored. Love your use of expression as always. My apologies for not thanking you earlier, but I've been away and keeping up with poetry soup has been a bit hit and miss, and this beauty slipped through the net! Now I'm home I have a lot of poetry to read! Best wishes to you Em :)

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 2:13:00 PM
    Ohh...thank you, Johnny! Be fun if we were sharing a table with you.:) I'm sure all would feel honoured by your presence. I'm happily amazed by this honourable mention...thanks again! Great imagery for Emma and Andrea, the poetic godmother; Emma, who seems to enchant the wind. I'll have to read more of Emma. Very kind and considerate of you, Johnny! Best wishes! Mikki

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 9:41:00 PM
    Just visited Michelle's page and realized I had read some of her poems before. She has great humor!!

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 9:36:00 PM
    oh , my goodness. This is absolutely beautiful. I am so happy that I stumbled on this one of yours tonight. I would be honored to be at that table with you, kind sir! I loved how you mentioned my smileage mileage footle.. thank you so much. I think I know a bit about your poet Emma but not much about Michelle. I will be sure to check out her works! FAVE! (the line about Emma frowning freestyles and smiling sonnets. how clever!)

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 4:59:00 AM
    fantastic choices Johnny at your table at the Poetry Convention..good luck in the contest.. they are lovely ladies and poetesses amongst one talented guy .. good luck in the contest with this awesome entry luv..