Volition

Volition

A Poem by Delmar Cooper

Volition

 

Sure knowledge is no blessing

Though men think so

If I knew, knew of a certainty

That to lie beneath the oak

Forever

Would make me oak

I might

I would surely consider it

Consider a long nap

With an acorn in my pocket

Waiting for a handy carpenter


© 2015 Delmar Cooper



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The "handy carpenter"...hmmm...there is more than a bit of a sly nod to the mystery of faith here, wot? Actually, I don't want to damn this with faint praise, because it is, quite frankly, about as terrific as you can be in under a dozen lines; there are layers of meaning here that belie the poem's brevity. Frankly, I wish I had written this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Very beautiful! I really enjoyed this one!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

Good of you to read and comment, thank you.
All your poetry has such meaning and originality. I even feel like I should be quoting your comment on someone else's review that 'ink is cheap'. But I particularly wanted to praise you on your skill at titling your work. I can't think of a title that would sum up the intent behind it better.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind and generous comment. Sometimes I think titles are like accidental pregnanc.. read more
Carving your own destiny. How great that would be.

Posted 2 Years Ago


i like the "acorn in my pocket/ waiting for the handy carpenter"

and really like the idea of being strong and powerful like the oak...and lasting.

"if i were a carpenter, and she were a lady"

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading. More like random thoughts than poetry, but ink is cheap.
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

when you carry a metaphor through like you did here so well, I consider it poetry!
This has a certain fatalism to it. A lovely thought, though somewhat sad at the same time.
Two things: I want to say "knew for certain" or something akin to that, and it feels like there is something missing between "I might" and "I would surely consider" -- but hey, that's just me. It's a wonderful poem nonetheless.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

I think that a period is missing between I might and I would. I did not want that period because it.. read more
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, well it is uniquely you, that is for sure. Thanks for sharing your interesting mind.
ahahaha! love it .. a handy carpenter eh!? .. the foible of life .. really enjoyed your poem!
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The "handy carpenter"...hmmm...there is more than a bit of a sly nod to the mystery of faith here, wot? Actually, I don't want to damn this with faint praise, because it is, quite frankly, about as terrific as you can be in under a dozen lines; there are layers of meaning here that belie the poem's brevity. Frankly, I wish I had written this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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I write- a little. I don't write to reinvent the wheel, or discover fire. I just drag along from sentence to sentence hoping for a spark. more..

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