Friday, June 18

Noble Delights

Though you were worn and blistered from rummaging for truth and meaning, still you searched for parables. You disinterred rhapsodies. You fractured the dictionary freeing every word for your odyssey. The dove's lamenting spoke to you of ancient stories. The gusty wind taught you grammar. Dancing phonemes tantalized your ears and tickled your throat.

Finally, you found meaning neatly nestled between language and myth. You razed the walls that bound your soul and deftly breached the rubble with poetry. Celebrate the noble delights. Yours for your victory. Ours for the love of your lines.

"He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life." George Sand, (1804-1876), French novelist and memoirist, The Haunted Pool (1851)

© 2015, prose poem, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved; Photo courtesy of morgueFile.

The BeZine, August 2015,

a publication of The Bardo Group and Beguine Again,

is now up for you joy and reading pleasure.

The August theme is music. Come. Let your souls sing with ours.

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