Poetry

Poetry

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Poetry and I laughed to see what with her beauty she had done We sat under an umbrella while we both waited for the sun

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Poetry had once walked with me

held to my heart when I was sad

Helped me mend from the pain I penned

brought comfort to sorrows I had

 

Poetry watched my heart shiver

gave me a blanket for the cold

Held my head while lying in bed

made me wish to live to be old

 

Poetry then danced the night away

to entertain this sullen heart

Both cried to the tale, I tried

from life's wisdom she did impart

 

Poetry was my only friend

as rain poured upon hallowed dreams

Lessened the toll on my soul

lent me comfort or so it seems

 

Poetry offered me her hand

as we danced around the pouring rain

Washing away in just one day

what poison wreaked from months of pain

 

Poetry and I laughed to see

what with her beauty she had done

We sat under an umbrella

while we both waited for the sun

 

 


 


copyright 1/10/2010


© 2020 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
My darkest days were comforted by the poetry they inspired.
One of my favorite poems is this one. It tells the tale of how pain is so relative to our age and circumstance
Softened by Time's consummate plush,
by Emily Dickinson

Softened by Time's consummate plush,
How sleek the woe appears
That threatened childhood's citadel
And undermined the years.

Bisected now, by bleaker griefs,
We envy the despair
That devastated childhood's realm,
So easy to repair.

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Such a strong dictation of what poetry means to those who create it. Completely the truth, the comfort and joy of such a thing that we may give birth to that shall never judge us, ever. In a world where nothing makes sense, we can create a map through our words and be cradled by our emotions. Bravo!

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Poetry offers us an
emotional outlet
an escape to a place
where we can contemplate
yet not worry..troubles
seem to disappear even
if just briefly .where we
can engage our thoughts
with a sense of serenity
there's so much more as
i t offered endless
satifsfaction

nicely expressed
piece here Tate
well. done;

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

hi Fran thanks dear. I suppose poetry was how I coped with life for a few years. It worked out thoug.. read more
  Fran Marie

9 Months Ago

you're so welcome
m y. friend
thank U Sir Morgan Tate for this lesson of poetry and life. what a lovely poem and style, and how meaningful nowadays. yes, poetry will always give us hope! poetry means also to me everything you have described, as our rod and our support, our comfort too. thank U Sir for reminding us about. sincerely, Amber.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Thank you amber. I am not on much lately have started a new job takes most of my time
(Poetry offered me her hand as we danced around the pouring rain Washing away in just one day what poison wreaked from months of pain) You have captured the very essence of what writing poetry means to me in these lines. A beautiful write my friend...as per your forte! ~Sharon

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Thank you Sharon. I turned to writing to ease the pain of divorce. I have since remarried and happil.. read more
Beautiful lines here Tate. I also have to admit that poetry has been a comfort to me in my darkest times. Both reading it and composing, has concentrated my mind when loss and grief were difficult to deal with. Thank you for sharing and also for the Emily poem too. All the best.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Thank u Christine
Tate,
As always its such a pleasure to read your poems, so much to learn from your work seriously. and i love the background music also :)

Pradnya

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank You Pradnya i’m touched that you liked it. For some reason I find it no problem to bear my .. read more
thanks for another entry into the competiton, beautiful

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Julie
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

3 Years Ago

most welcome love your poems
They say that art imitates life but often art is a safe haven from bitter reality or a balm to wounds of the world. I enjoyed the read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Fabian nice to see you again. i hope you are well.
the pic reminds me of Woodstock :))) pain is such a large and fast moving river says i ..and far more people are in it than in the river of joy ...it seems endemic to life .. what a wonderful tribute to poetry and the writing of it ..all the arts help overcome dark times ...well said ...the sentiments are uplifting .. love the song .. before it started i wondered if it might be Neil Sedaka's https://youtu.be/VCusyLPrFCo but the Cascades are perfect too! great quote in your note too by the way ..a go to poetess for any feeling of the blues
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

There sure seems to be more pain than joy at least for the majority of humanity. I think I have it t.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

yes ...perspective is all important .. love and peace Tate!
Dear Tate,
Congratulations on your win in Helena's "Poem Prompt" Challenge, with this marvelously rendered, heart-fetching piece!
In looking back through your reviews, I see it was first posted over 6-years ago, which proves that great poetry (like fine wine) improves with age.
One of my all-time favorites, you've selected (I think) a perfect song to highlight the emotional essence of your imagery and word choices, with creative, spot-on rhymes, and an even enough count to keep a nice flow throughout.
It is easy to see why Helena selected this as one of her lucky winners.

Thank you, My Fine Friend, for so generously sharing your amazing skills! ⁓ Richard

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Richard such a humbling review from one I respect immensely
Let poetry sing of your joys to come
She who has been a freind to you
Through some of your darkest days
Let her celebrate your good times too!!!!

~ Love the verse, the muses are indeed sometimes our only freinds during darker times!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Hi Tomas nice to see you . It is such a part of us isnt it? You and I share the feel for the metered.. read more

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