Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.


Read Poems by Mark Norton

Mark Norton Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Mark Norton. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Mark Norton poems

Best Mark Norton Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem(s) are below...


NextLast

Speak the Words on Winds and Castles

Speak the words on winds and castles
              
Speak the words of vanished emotion, stated in the framework of our lives
For complete is the structure of regret, and the makeup of its opinion, 
Come hear a sound for salvation's sake, held in desires rebirth 
And lost to the essence of its meaning;    
Because without life there is no hope, 
And without death there is no passion;

Our spiritual worth is captured by those around us, and the love that we hold inside
When castles lay in speculation and dream, and the tolerance in its character;    
The worth of one’s future is reserved to itself, in the quiet solitude of reflection   
And that of our own emotion;
Till comes a day we wait for servitude
But hear only lines of righteous thought
                     
And in solitary rest we do lay, high atop yester wind
In the castles of kings with towers stepped, as October slips away,
Oh come listen hard to a gentle voice, see darkness enshrine the moon
And the centuries over which it shines;
But wait to hear the common words          
Across winds sweet castles tall
            
By M. Norton

Copyright © Mark Norton | Year Posted 2016

NextLast

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment




A comment has not been posted for this poem. Be the first to comment.



Back