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.

Verse I (Pose or Situation)
Verse II (Definition or Focus)
Verse III (Turn or Volta)
Heroic Couplet (Key or Solution)

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

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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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

I did not know you read this one, Susan, : )
That is a rather nice line you've highlighted, .. read more
Susan  Capozzi

6 Months Ago

:-) i read all your work... sometimes slow on the review :-/ working on that..



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There can be miracles...if you believe, where dreams come true and thoughts find home in memories sought out on carpet rides and in the wake of the tide... we journey on .. yearning , learning and never doubting that fairytales come true within the rhythm becoming rhyme🌹

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

Within the universe of a poet's mind all things are possible, and is this not the wonderment of shar.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

7 Months Ago

Only a pleasure kind sir🌹
"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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

Bless you for your wonderfully gratifying appreciation and compliments to an olde bard's humble ramb.. read more
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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

I did not know you read this one, Susan, : )
That is a rather nice line you've highlighted, .. read more
Susan  Capozzi

6 Months Ago

:-) i read all your work... sometimes slow on the review :-/ working on that..
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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months Ago

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

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