This Is The Decade

This Is The Decade

A Poem by Phibby Venable

This Is The Decade


This is the decade for a new heart setting.
I begin a slow hum to liken to the plan.
I manifest growth in my blue veins.
It is a blow against the poverty of the heart.
It is simple, like the pines outside my window,
that grow in their blown world & watch their cones
slip childlike from the tree.
It is a decade of soul belief.
It is the song we sang in sunday school,
this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
and I hum it & I find
unaccustomed sweetmeats & manna bread.
There is a metamorphoses of manuals
but I am not reading them.
I am listening to the spirit of happiness
that has a despair of being heard.
There is a celestial wink from the mountain.
There is a messenger bird on my eyelash.
I throw the clenched menace of pity and doubt
behind the old recliner in the corner.
The one I never move when I sweep.

© 2009 Phibby Venable


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The more I read this, the more I find. There is rebirth here-- the "decade of soul belief", but it is not the rebirth by rote scripture, or thunder from the pulpit; it is delivered via a "celestial wink from the mountain" and "a messenger bird on my eyelash", and in the realization of the true meaning (the "unaccustomed sweet meats & manna breads) of a Sunday school song where rote teaching meets natural spirituality. The fact that the meeting takes place in the exact middle of the piece just makes it that much more brilliant. Achieves something in twenty-one lines that the rest of us could never hope to accomplish in twenty-one volumes.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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I really like this it says so much
I am impressed by this.
Very well said.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Really impressive. I am in love with the ending metaphor.

Posted 11 Years Ago


I not only really like this concept, I really empathise with it. The artist who uses the correct tools for the job she wants to talk about. All the right words put together in a very beautiful and crystal way. An epiphany of the soul wished for, perhaps?

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you were always good to better, but recently moved better to best...you've taken flight, my girl...you touch with ease the heart places, that having plummeted, you now delight...a willing and wondrous way with words...

Posted 11 Years Ago


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It is a bite hard to get my mind around this work. As W.k. says, "There is rebirth here". "I manifest growth in my blue veins. It is a blow against the poverty of the heart." Where did you get this? The strongest lines that I have ever read. This gives to the reader so many images that relate to real life. This one line hit as the explanation to what is going on in our country today."My blue veins" being the citizan and "poverty of the heart" being our Govenment. I am reading this over and over and each time I see something different. You could not have planned this pome. It has to have something you going thru everyday. Great Write.

Posted 11 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The more I read this, the more I find. There is rebirth here-- the "decade of soul belief", but it is not the rebirth by rote scripture, or thunder from the pulpit; it is delivered via a "celestial wink from the mountain" and "a messenger bird on my eyelash", and in the realization of the true meaning (the "unaccustomed sweet meats & manna breads) of a Sunday school song where rote teaching meets natural spirituality. The fact that the meeting takes place in the exact middle of the piece just makes it that much more brilliant. Achieves something in twenty-one lines that the rest of us could never hope to accomplish in twenty-one volumes.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

oh I love this so much. It just brings a smile to my face as a nod my head yes in agreement.
good job =]

Posted 11 Years Ago



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http://youtu.be/25XE-BHGvWI http://youtu.be/B2klgDKMUq0 I live in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Although my passion is poetry, I recently published a novel called, Women of the Round Tabl.. more..

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