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Attentive Is The Tiller Of The Light

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Attentive Is The Tiller Of The Light

Accept no truth seen through another's sight 
But till the light within your sweeter seed;
Attentive is the tiller of the light! 

The wise man knows the origins of blight 
Begin when "want" of man is seen as "need"; 
Accept no truth seen through another's sight. 

Too often man is blinded by a bright 
Embellished myth converted to a creed; 
Attentive is the tiller of the light! 

When man depends on allegory's might 
To cast out fear the truth must then recede; 
Accept no truth seen through another's sight. 

When men of reason gather to recite 
Mythology as truth the truth will bleed; 
Attentive is the tiller of the light! 

The masses are deluded day and night 
As they upon each other's error feed, 
Accept no truth seen through another's sight 
Attentive is the tiller of the light! 


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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:04:00 PM
    Tom , here I am with a be-lated :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 4:25:00 PM
    i love this poem !

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 4:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your honourable mention. A beautifully created piece of fine poetry. Superbly done!

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 6:19:00 AM
    Tom, A wonderful poem, great lines here:)))

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:09:00 PM
    Congrats Tom on your wonderful win in PS International Contest with this amazing entry luv..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 3:50:00 PM
    Congratulations April, 2011 Honorable Mention Contest Winner! I love reading the villanelle. It flows and you did an excellent job on this one! Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 7:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in PoetrySoup's International Poetry Contest Tom. I am very happy for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:46:00 PM
    Congrats Tom on your win in the International Contest.Enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win in the international contest, tom

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Tim congratulations on your great accomplishment. Enjoy the glory. Big smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 9:50:00 AM
    A very insightful poem, Tom. Excellent! Congratulations on your win in the Soup Admin's contest! So happy for you. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 8:20:00 AM
    A well crafted villanelle. Tom,Many congrats on your amazing win in poetry soup international contest. *Cheers*

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:17:00 AM
    Congratualtions Tom on your great win!!! With Love, Pravs.

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:35:00 PM
    Sensational Villanelle, Tom. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN IN THE POETRY SOUP COMPETITION. Elaine

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 12:41:00 PM
    indeed a delight love dis piece

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats Tom on your villanelle being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 9:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Tom. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 6:40:00 PM
    Congrats Tom on your featured poem this week on PS.. a wonderful write to share with us all with luv...

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 8:29:00 AM
    It has been my pleasure to read your poetry today. Please keep writing and sharing you poetry with us Tom. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 6:36:00 AM
    Good two refrains you have chosed for this villanelle with inspiring thought accept no truth seen through aniother's sight, tom