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Life's Path

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Life's Path

What is this way where memories trod

where all of life and sunlight plays
and every creature's gift from God

the guidance of the gentle way?

Who chose this first a path to take

through thick and prickly brambles go,
both man and beast to start awake

along meandering river's flow?

Why journey where we've always been

and while we look we never see,
just to go, then back again -

days rush by while beauty pleads?

When, at last, will we pause,

see what we pass along the way -
listen to the rain's applause

and drink the scents of its bouquet?

Where will it end around the bend

when rushing days are finally through
and life is almost at its end

what of value was accrued?


Goethe Stanza, June 26, 2014


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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 4:03:00 PM
    Great job, these Goethe Stanza's were fun to write and fun to read, you did it well, and was rewarded by a winning spot in PD's contest, rock on :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 3:03:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win, Craig, my friend.. How we do rush through life and miss so much of it's simple beauties!.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:04:00 PM
    Walking along the path of life offers so much to mind and soul, but unfortunately a lot of it is wasted; perhaps if we were to slow down a bit, listen and look around us, we would be the ones to benefit for it. Congrats on a very excellent poem and win. // paul (atop7rating)

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 11:00:00 PM
    How lovely may I hv words to appreciate this masterpiece Craig ! Congrats on huge win!

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:51:00 PM
    This is great poetry my friend!!! " When, at last, will we pause, see what we pass along the way - listen to the rain's applause and drink the scents of its bouquet?" Killer!!!! Congrats on your win!!!

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 7:52:00 PM
    Craig, everything about this poem is real. The Flow, and rhyme, and path sure had me enjoying this one so much.. Congratulations!!! Have fun enjoying the win. I'm grateful, everything went well when judging this contest. Take care, and enjoy my latest blog "Maybe I'm Invisible" if you like. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 7/5/2014 1:02:00 AM
    gosh, finally I'm seeing your model for Goethe's Path, and I really love how you made it metaphorical, Craig. I see you entitled yours Life's Path. but it is an excellent example of that form you introduced us to!!

  1. Date: 6/29/2014 4:43:00 PM
    Craig good strong message, might try this form I like the layout....David

  1. Date: 6/29/2014 1:43:00 AM
    Wonderful poem. A nice flow, and a great message. Live life...

  1. Date: 6/26/2014 10:21:00 AM
    Breathtakingly beautiful! When.... indeed? Oh, the applause of rain moves me as does this lovely write. Passed by Goethe's museum in Frankfurt. Was going to watch a movie about his life.....I regret not doing that. My hubby not so interested in poetry.

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    Date: 6/26/2014 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Came back to fav it! :)