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Dear Poet

Dear poet,
just another verse.
Some words to meet
the years become elastic
sketched and stretched 
around a lifetime.

A poet on a wire,
in the air forever
to create the perfect line
while words just lay about like stones
like stones in waiting
for a cadent hand.

So you and I
we worked the training weights
to get us in the frame
to pick up stones.

And you found the little places
all along the walls
to make them safe 
you placed them.

Let them rest there for always
or only for a moment
to ignite and flame
into another mind.
Dear poet, 
just another verse.


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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:54:00 AM
    Dear Mike, Just another verse? You've got to be kidding. This is sublime "for a cadent hand" You have a most talented command of the English language and bring it to life in your lovely poetry. I am reading it again and again. love, Kath

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Just another verse. Just another beauty. Mike, thanks for a well-thought out poem!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 5:53:00 AM
    Very intellectual thoughts well expressed,Mike

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now my head is bigger.....err....thanks Dr Ram...Mike
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 12:22:00 AM
    this shows a very talented poet here. Glad I stopped by to see this one.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Andrea....great to see you again...Mike
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Nice lines Mike. keep writing.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kiran...thanks... a little encouragement helps greatly.
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:39:00 AM
    - Well written, Mike ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne-Lise....Mike....waving