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Tilting at Windmills

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Tilting at Windmills

The grinding millstone
The chaff invested air
The lone miller bow's in prayer
Seemingly lost in the chaos
The code of honour
Looking through the opaque
The lone miller, is he sage
Or lost in the modern age
Tilting at windmills
Is he a quixotic man
Doubtful it was a plan
His prayer said
Now he mixes
Rye, wheat, corn
Out of this, bread is born
Body  soul and redemption
Made of hand, blessed with spirit
The lone miller, is he sage
Or is he lost  in the modern age
Tilting at windmills
The code of honour reclaimed
The nature of a man, set free
Tilting  at windmills
He will always be

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:12:00 PM
    Congratulations!!! Gerard --It was nice viewing your Featured Poem on the soups Home page :) this past week. Take Care and enjoy the NEW coming week.... *Luv~ > LINDA <

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:15:00 AM
    Dear Gerard - Another proof why I love Irish poetry and the Irish. There such a strain of wisdom in Tilting at Windmills, truly back to the earth. (and that touch of the sad) Welcome to Soup. I hope to read more of your poetry. If you post it, I will read it. Kathryn Margaret Mary McLoughlin Collins - you're the only one here who knows that.

    quain Avatar gerard quain
    Date: 10/16/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kathryn , if you like this, then you will love my ebooks of poetry feel free to preview or review them , http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/hardman1
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Well penned,love your style . Welcome to poetrysoup,hope you find this place a safe haven for the display of your talents. Hugs and love.

    quain Avatar gerard quain
    Date: 10/16/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you bob,
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:53:00 PM
    gerad. Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

    quain Avatar gerard quain
    Date: 10/14/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you SKAT , for your generous welcome to poetry soup , your very kind, if you wish to know more about me, then google my name Gerard Quain, I have loads of poetry online as well two ebooks of poetry
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Gerard ! - Lovely & sweet !!! - Very nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

    quain Avatar gerard quain
    Date: 10/14/2013 5:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne lise, for your kindness, if you wish to know more about me or my poetry ,just google Gerard Quain , there is a lot of my poetry about
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Gerard, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    quain Avatar gerard quain
    Date: 10/14/2013 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Poet Destroyer , hoping that oyur name is paradoxical , and not true , thanks for oyur generous welcome