OUR PSALMS (love's ink)

OUR PSALMS (love's ink)

A Poem by Richard
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Unmetered Quatrains

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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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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 1 Day Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Day Ago

Such a wonderfully inspiring compliments and praise you've so graciously gifted an olde bard's humbl.. read more



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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 22 Hours Ago


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 23 Hours Ago


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 1 Day Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Day Ago

Such a wonderfully inspiring compliments and praise you've so graciously gifted an olde bard's humbl.. read more
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 3 Weeks Ago


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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

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

.. read more
To feel that inspired by someone...it does feel holy. The only way to honor that feeling is by writing a psalm. Which you did so incredibly well....

"These golden gifts from You did I employ,
to mantle o'er ache's grip, dire burdens' end."

You have such a gift with words my friend.




Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ever-so warmly and gratefully, Dear Muse,
I bow under the gracious weight of such praise and .. read more
Rich, I envisioned you standing with the microphone, and spotlight on you, with audience mesmerised by each line...

this opening line;"In dappled quiet of darkness I write ... " depict several interpretation, emotions, and wonders. As a writer, i know how it feels to sit in the darkness with just one flicker of golden candle light and write.

the poem is solemn, calm, and contends all the fine poetic elements. great write..

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Mirror*
The bright, gentle touch of your words swept me gratefully and warmly.. read more
Mirror

2 Months Ago

oh! thank you Rich! *Beaming!
Richard

2 Months Ago

Your pleasure is mine, M'Lady! : )
Richard - as I lay here I allowed the words you have shared to flow through me and they have touched me deeply. Not many can write words that infuses such strong feelings throughout.

Your words have again led me right into the moment as if you were whispering them softly in my ear as you always do. ;)

I have missed your special words Sir. Angel




Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Hi, Dear Angel!
How warmly your words embrace an olde bard's senses and dance his imagination.. read more
Angelheart1

2 Months Ago

You are very welcome and I’m definitely feeling it too Sir. Warm hugs back, Angel
Richard

2 Months Ago

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