His Poverty Overcomes His Wealth

His Poverty Overcomes His Wealth

A Poem by C. Harter Amos


Returning to eat oysters on the half-shell,

preferring to sail small ships,

sharks stare, dead-eyed,

cameras in hand.


A big hug for old time’s sake

motivated by love and hope.

Yes, there is an echo

from long ago.


At heart, the ragged, raging prince

in a single candle’s light,

with a meerschaum

and me.

© 2011 C. Harter Amos

Author's Note

C. Harter Amos
An exercise in simplicity.

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ditto, ditto, ditto, your other reviewers here...i have missed you too...in my effort to 'tidy' up my burgeoning friend pages, i pushed you over the edge because i thought you were done with usw...oh, please forgive me, and accept my nice new bright friend request

Posted 7 Years Ago

The greatest beauty is in simplicity...the heart of a child...a spotless sky... a peaceful lake...a simple faith. I think this exercise really flexes the "tender" muscle.

Posted 7 Years Ago

ohhhh, I've missed you so much. And this went straight to my heart

Posted 7 Years Ago

I've become overly disheartened by this place again, Mimi. The absolute dire lines that pass as poetry send me off into a spiral of why bother, WTF? FFS... Aaaagh!!!!? But then I read something from you or Fabian (or just a few new friends I have) and I remember that the good poetry is very much the pearl, and the reason, why I still get drawn back. Simplicity? Maybe on the face of it - but the technical ability and attention that you have given to each and every word, makes this remarkable.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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C. Harter Amos
C. Harter Amos

Lexington, SC

Born in the swamps of the South Carolina Low Country. Brought up on the Classics with a great deal of emphasis on music. I spent about six years at the University of South Carolina in Columbia soakin.. more..