I Read a Poem Today

Koi Pond at Japanese Tea Garden where I often sit to read and write poetry
Koi Pond at Japanese Tea Garden where I often sit to read and write poetry

I read a poem today and decided
I must deed it to some lost, lonely
fatherless child... to embrace her
along her stony path ...

Listen child, don’t forsake
your aspirations or buy the social OS
Just let this poem play you like a
musician her viola, reframing lonely
into solitude and sanctity
Let it wash you like the spray of whales
Let it drench your body in the music
of your soul, singing pure prana into
the marrow and margins of your life
Let your shaman soul name your muse
Discover the amethyst bliss of words
woven from strands of your own DNA

Yes! I read a poem today and decided
I must deed it to a lost fatherless child

© 2011 poem, 2014 photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved

4 comments

  1. Curious to the Max said on March 25, 2015
    "the marrow and margins of your life" that is a PERFECT line
    1. Jamie Dedes said on March 25, 2015
      Thank you, Judith!
  2. very interesting. :) an award for you at poetry rally week 81, enjoy the perfect poet tag today. or google it up and visit to comment.
    1. Jamie Dedes said on March 28, 2015
      Thank you! That's very kind and much appreciated.

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