For a Man's Readiness

For a Man's Readiness

A Poem by Tam Warink
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...just a quote from a book but worth reading.

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Q: "Why do you live on the bank of a river?"

A: "Because a poem is a revelation, and it is by the brink of running water that poetry is revealed to the mind."


Q: "How long have you been here?"

A: "Seven years," the poet answered.


"It is a long time," said wondering Fionn.


"I would wait twice as long for a poem," said the inveterate bard.


Q: "Have you caught good poems?"

A: "The poems I am fit for," said the mild master. "No person can get more than that, for a man's readiness is his limit."






© 2014 Tam Warink


Author's Note

Tam Warink
1. Excerpt from, "Irish Fairy Tales", The Boyhood of Fionn, Chapter IX, by James Stephens.
2. Fionn [pronounce Fewn to rhyme with "tune"].


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And how important is poetry today in the lives of all who inhabit this earth. "Readiness" as an
earthly virtue, as a distant wandering, as a song marching in a parade. That same nobility
when lost in it's strain, slays us.

Thanks for sharing.
dana

Posted 6 Years Ago


Q: "Have you caught good poems?"
A: "The poems I am fit for," said the mild master. "No person can get more than that, for a man's readiness is his limit."

Not just poems … I should think. Ole wise one.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tam Warink

6 Years Ago

Yes, Pryde, perhaps in more things than just poems can we get no more than what we are ready for. S.. read more
Pryde Foltz

6 Years Ago

I just sent you an email. Busy here, a day or so a way from getting a paperback edition of the Wisp .. read more
Tam Warink

6 Years Ago

Awesome! :)
thanks for sharing, Tam...yes, we are always ready for the poem to come, sort of like fishing on the bank waiting for the bite.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tam Warink

6 Years Ago

Yes, very true Jacob and these words are older than both of us. I doubt they have been read in many.. read more
Ahhh wise man...I would wait by rushing water forever and a day for a fine poem....sweet read Tam. Thanks for sharing this one my friend. Ready when you are...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

6 Years Ago

We're leaving that job up to you my dear...I had a rough day, so poetry is renewing my spirit tonigh.. read more
Tam Warink

6 Years Ago

Oh, my... sorry it was a rough day. I'm glad the poetry here is renewing you. I'll imagine starry .. read more
Frieda P

6 Years Ago

Aww you're sweet Tam, thanks so much...better now.

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Added on March 15, 2014
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Tam Warink

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