The HIGH ROAD.... (Poets-ALL)

The HIGH ROAD.... (Poets-ALL)

A Poem by Richard
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English Sonnet ~ In homage to our poets’ hearts, comes Winter nigh.

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The HIGH ROAD....


Upon the page plays dappled moon-kissed light;
aged pen in hand drawn full with lifetime’s ink,
awaiting schemes from poets’ sanguine plight,
yet full - the parchment ever thirsts for drink.

Tho, paradox works up to paradigm,
with Paradise our hope along the way;
assured we are, that rhythm leads to rhyme ...
while wordsmiths pack their verses on a sleigh.

Before us waits the high road cloaked ‘neath snow.
Let’s harness-up the cache and soon depart.
We’ll find our dreams, for who’s to doubt they’re so;
whilst beckons - every kindred poet’s heart.

Thus, we’ll sing full each song of life’s spent years;
then, spiel our verse by naught but grateful tears.





Richard W. Jenkins
©2017


© 2017 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Paintings courtesy of Google images:
The SLED RIDE, by Leonard Wintorowski, 1916, oil on canvas.
The SLEIGH RIDE, by Alfred von Wierusz Kowalski, 1878, oil on board.

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Well-meant, constructive critique is always welcomed! : )

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I remember when I first read it on WN I was so touched that it inspired me inside to write a poem, the key of this poem is within the last two words, (grateful tears), gentle grateful tears, because this how I felt from the first word until the last one, yearning and hopes, cold loneliness, and I keep imaging an old Bard standing high, looking down as the rush of memories sweep with sadness inside his poetic heart, until the heat of his tears warm his cold wrinkled cheeks.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Dear GH, ever-so warmly and gratefully.
Yes, I belong to so many sites it's compli.. read more
Light

1 Month Ago

Always my joyous pleasure! The fact Your Sonnet at that time has inspired the image of the olde Bard.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

Ohhh, I can barely wait! : D



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"We’ll find our dreams, for who’s to doubt they’re so;
whilst beckons - every kindred poet’s heart."

The touch of ol' fashion English gave me a feel why i loved Literature so much in College. And the two lines above is a great tribute for all writers. thank you for such a great write.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


I remember when I first read it on WN I was so touched that it inspired me inside to write a poem, the key of this poem is within the last two words, (grateful tears), gentle grateful tears, because this how I felt from the first word until the last one, yearning and hopes, cold loneliness, and I keep imaging an old Bard standing high, looking down as the rush of memories sweep with sadness inside his poetic heart, until the heat of his tears warm his cold wrinkled cheeks.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Dear GH, ever-so warmly and gratefully.
Yes, I belong to so many sites it's compli.. read more
Light

1 Month Ago

Always my joyous pleasure! The fact Your Sonnet at that time has inspired the image of the olde Bard.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

Ohhh, I can barely wait! : D
Truly a beautiful sonnet Richard! Iv'e read it several times, just to soak in all your wonderful wording. I am particulary drawn to "yet full - the parchment ever thirsts for drink" I'm loving this line..I dont know why. The Sonnet plays out in my mind..lifetimes ink,parchment thirsty for drink...to a traveling wordsmith.. don't all poets hold dreams in their hearts? :-) and knowing the joy our dreams and writings have...ahhh BIG hug for you!..smiling and pondering your words again..

Posted 1 Month Ago


Another beautifully penned Sonnet from the Master Poet himself.

Richard, the connection you make of your words with this perfectly selected picture brings forth a very peaceful feeling to this reader. A true Masterpiece Sir!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with us my dear friend.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
~ mj

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Well, Mary Jo,
You've certainly lost none of your knack for making me blush, but the ways in .. read more
heavenscentgirl1

1 Month Ago

You’re welcome and it’s always my pleasure to read your words.
Oh my,, love the ART ..

"We’ll find our dreams, for who’s to doubt they’re so; whilst beckons - every kindred poet’s heart."

Favorite line.. if that is the correct term..

Very well done !!!...

JAZZY..




Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Hi, Dear Jasmine! : )
Aren't those paintings amazing … I so truly wish I had those level of.. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Month Ago

You are welcome kind Sir....HUGS.................♥

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