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The Gift And Majesty Of Poetry

The Gift And Majesty Of Poetry

Once from deep pen and ink a poet born
sewing together life once sadly torn
from soft Heart, dearest Love and fragrant Breeze
within those spells cast among fairy trees
Imagining those chasms wide and deep
words of rainbow hues, great treasures to keep!

Once he that rhymes true, cast a magic spell
consulting a muse that gems did so tell
as earth spun about and its old soul wept
for all the wondrous beauty Nature kept
Writing as midnight, its toll did so strike
each closing verse became a golden spike!

Once willing spirit dared to give its all
singing forth from word kitchens down the hall
of brilliant rose gardens of pure delight
those so well hidden and those in plain sight
Seeking much more, based on poetry's art
its kind blessings sacrifices impart!

Once from deep pen and ink a poet born
sewing together life once sadly torn
from soft Heart, dearest Love and fragrant Breeze
within those spells cast among fairy trees
Imagining those chasms wide and deep
words of rainbow hues, great treasures to keep!

Robert J. Lindley, 7-19-2019
Rhyme, ( Why Poetry Blesses Us Mortals So )

Note: Written as a tribute to every poet that ever
splashed ink from pen and gifted us wonderfully 
woven verses. That gave joy, delight, love, heart's
truth and fruits of a vivid intellect, kind soul and
gentle true-born spirit..

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/24/2019 2:40:00 PM
Hello Robert, this poem is well written. You have out did yourself with this poem. Beautifully expressed. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 7/23/2019 6:29:00 PM
Writing as midnight, its toll did so strike each closing verse became a golden spike! Simply lovely.. your more than a poem my friend this I know you believe cuz ya know it.... Beautiful and write on.. James (A FAV for me)
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Date: 7/21/2019 1:52:00 PM
You were born to be a poet my friend - your poems posted and penned at an early age in your writing career are total evidence and bear witness to what true talented poetry is all about. A wonderful poem and a deep heartfelt tribute to poets that were, are and will be. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/22/2019 5:57:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I only wish I could have written it better as those it honors deserve that and even much more .
Date: 7/20/2019 11:55:00 AM
So honouring are your words, Robert! So deep are your thoughts! So true is your feel! You are a poet whose soul has tasted the ink of poetry from birth! A poet whose heart has felt darkness before light... Pain before joy.. You have touched the highest of heights! Beyond words is your great poetry! Into my fave list, a gem unlike any other gem! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Date: 7/22/2019 5:56:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Your thoughtful and very kind words are truly inspiring to me.... God bless.....
Date: 7/20/2019 9:42:00 AM
Robert, I like this poem. Your word kitchen is a fine example for all of us. Your cultivated garden of rose poetry blooms well. -Richard
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/22/2019 5:54:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Much appreciated...
Date: 7/20/2019 7:43:00 AM
Robert an honorable salute to all those generations of inspiring poets. Praiseworthy tribute!
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Date: 7/20/2019 8:05:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I owe so much to those poets that set me on this path. To their insight, greatness of life, love, beauty, imagination, heart and hope given unto mankind... I can only add my humble renderings and hope they at least help a few in this fast pace and ever spinning world... Sad that Literature as now taught in public schools here gives Poetry such short drift my friend.
Date: 7/19/2019 4:54:00 PM
Great poetry and great tribute, dear Robert. Stained in ink, a poet is gratefully bowing to you.
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Date: 7/20/2019 7:41:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Sad that in this modern world today, there seems to be so much less appreciation for such poetry...