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


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Poets are enigmatic creatures.
(I have never seen an oak tree. We have a lot of mango, almond and neem trees here)
there seemed to be 60 different species of oak trees native to North America! Any particular type your favorite?

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

5 Months Ago

White oak gives good shade and is useful, water oaks are graceful all are sturdy with good hard wood.. read more
Mrudula Rani

5 Months Ago

it's entirely my pleasure.
Or one day used for firewood. In retrospect that would be better than to be filled with chemicals and thrown into a dark hole. I will say that a piece of oak is a fine wood to work with and a shame to mis-cut. I like the pregnancy comment below. It's a Cooperism.

Kortas has all ready thrown heavy praise and there's nothing much to add. Can't beat the master.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

7 Months Ago

Firewood defies entropy. it warms you twice. So maybe a "Defier of Natural Law" is a pretty cool th.. read more
Very beautiful! I really enjoyed this one!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

9 Months 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 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

9 Months 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 3 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 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

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

3 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.


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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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