OUR PSALMS (love's ink)

OUR PSALMS (love's ink)

A Poem by Richard
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OUR PSALMS 

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In dappled quiet of darkness I write ... 

songs weeping from a hungered yearning soul, 

that sing unto life of slow, fading light ... 

recalling moments lonely heartaches stole. 


When days were young and time was all I had, 

I’d thought each morrow was a promised gift; 

each one brought something new, still always sad; 

alas, my seasons passed-on … much too swift. 


Seeped o’er … a mist of unrelenting gloom, 

each dream a rose that died upon its vine. 

A sudden chill crept in, cold as a tomb; 

those days were never sweet, like sun-kissed wine. 


'Twas then thrummed in my heart a melody; 

swiftly and sweet, throughout the soul it flowed, 

as tho soft wings of angels swept me free ... 

all darkness lifted, soft my being glowed. 


Each moment, I now worship it in joy ... 

cast, too, away all sorrows ‘pon the wind. 

These golden gifts from You did I employ, 

to mantle o'er ache's grip, dire burdens' end. 


I’ll sip more slowly moments from time's well, 

savor heady hours from memories past; 

seek how to smile and dance inside your spell, 

drinking my fill of You -- and love at last! 


When wakes each golden sunrise, you’re the gifts 

that sing life into me from endless ages ... 

while pens spill stardust ink in sparkling drifts 

of psalms -- inscribed upon our poems’ pages. 


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Richard W. Jenkins

©2017


© 2017 Richard



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there is nothing so sweet in this life, says i, as getting to that "mature" age ..i love it! and never in a minute have desire to go back to the awkward, impetuous, foolish days of my youth ...i like relating this to God as the "you" ... very romantic and wisdom filled poem Richard ..enjoyed reading
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Gene,
You've said a mouthful, My Friend!
Unlike you, if I had it to do all over again,.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

love ya man! ;)



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For every ending of sweet halcyon days, there are memories of joy and laugher. Once tears are dried the visions become clear.
While I wrote mainly in contemporary styles, I still love to read something that had a classical feel without being over done. I can usually find that here on your page.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Hey there, Jan! : )
So nice to see you today … hope all is well up your way, with all the r.. read more
JayceeC

3 Months Ago

I think this poem in particular was a great example of not being the overblown rose. Sorry I went b.. read more
How sweet the memories of youth. Never thought about being "old". So distant, when I think of how old I am now. My goodness in my youth I would be ancient. Would I go back and know then what I know now, oh my would I! WOULDN'T WE ALL?

Take care - Dave

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Unfortunately, Dave,
I am not so sure if we "ALL" would.
For instance, my memories of .. read more
Dave

5 Months Ago

I would be a Pollyanna to think or even imply my youth was pleasant. I guess what I meant was if we.. read more
So beautiful my friend Richard. The words danced and led reader to amazing and wonderful places. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Thank you so very much, John!
Your praise, expressed enjoyment, and appreciation of this rath.. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

A wonderful poem my friend and you are welcome Richard.
there is nothing so sweet in this life, says i, as getting to that "mature" age ..i love it! and never in a minute have desire to go back to the awkward, impetuous, foolish days of my youth ...i like relating this to God as the "you" ... very romantic and wisdom filled poem Richard ..enjoyed reading
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Gene,
You've said a mouthful, My Friend!
Unlike you, if I had it to do all over again,.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

love ya man! ;)
OMG this is so classic and timeless! I love your writing.....so full of endless beauty. Very nicely penned and set out too. Full marks, it's a "no brainer'.

Kind regards
Helena

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

So beautiful of You, Helena! : )
Your touch is soft,
its warmth is grand,
soars.. read more
Helen Margaret Crutchett

5 Months Ago

You are very welcome Richard. Thank you for your lovely verse.

Helena
Eloquent. Super thoughts, sentiments, feelings, meter, rhyme... : I could go on and on about these. But, everyone has already and rightly so.

So remembering the old movie ,"The Graduate" let me say one thing. Vowels. This guy knows his way around vowels.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Such a wonderfully inspiring compliments and praise you've so graciously gifted an olde bard's humbl.. read more
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Richard, this is among the most eloquent, artfully crafted poems I've read on this site. Each line is rich with meaning and emotion. Incredibly impressive. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Posted 5 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Dear Robert,
Sentiments such as yours are that which my worn olde pen keeps striving for … .. read more
Impossible not to be mesmerised by each golden word. The amazing flow of emotions definitely captivate the readers right from the start. Written with such class and elegance that makes one dance with it lightly and fondly.
I am completely in love with this line:
*seek how to smile and dance inside your spell* Flawless and Stunning, Sir Richard!!!
;-)))



Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Richard

6 Months Ago

Thank you warmly, Dear Sil,
Your depth of passion, unique grasp of and expressed enjoyment in.. read more
This is so very special Richard..tender, warm-Hot..REAL... Sometimes I cry when waking from dreams,( I shall not disclose the content of said dreams)..wishing I could have lived out the rest of my years ..there... Life and Time can be cruel.. This poor man escaped it seems.. and found his love...forevermore...................

A most wonderful write......

Jazzy

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Jasmine,
Yes, dreams can leave us with a sense of great elation and a wondrous glo.. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

6 Months Ago

You are welcome Kind Sir.................♥.......
When young and younger time seems endless and unlikely to age a frown or hobble.. every experience is enjoyed, moved away from, leaving little but a smile, a hicup or a minor pain.. until another moment to savour or regurgitate.. sadly. Tis only when time starts to backfire now and again that memories nudge, that they in turn fade just a little.. then.. time speeds up and .. and..

Your beautiful phrasing suggests my above thoughts.. tho could be oh so wrong. Whatever its meaning or intention, you make language your own property, leaving scattered rosebuds in the mind's wake. Perhaps your prayers have been answered... who's to know but you..

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

I dare to dream;
thus, in this dreaming,
all that's dreamt comes true.

.. read more

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