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Read Poems by James Marshall Goff

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Ode to the Lunula

O fountain of knowledge
crescent moon of 

outpost of fortune
and failure,
your watchful eye
has seen a million heartbeats
flood the river
of life

steadfast, your window
to the soul survives
pitched battles
amidst loss,
and triumphs

I take your hand in
mine and gently trace

the outline of
your life

far from your heart,
you speak of
floods and
rivers of

the sweetest songs I 
hear you sing

and sadness belies
your colored rings

my wish for you
flows in my veins

to shine your


Copyright © James Marshall Goff | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 10/16/2017 10:16:00 PM

    This is brilliant, poetry with depth, it is writing about the obscure that make one a poet!
  1. Date: 9/15/2017 10:19:00 AM

    This is excellent, love the way you write.. A little like my simple musings..
  1. Date: 9/12/2017 7:24:00 PM

    great write James,,,see your poetry is shining brightly as always,,,just posted a new poem,,,been busy for awhile,,,but guess who is back
  1. Date: 9/11/2017 4:36:00 PM

    Wow James, such an amazing piece...so soft and beautiful