Should Poets Only Sing of Love and Light?   Leave a comment

“As we grow older the world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated . . .” (T.S. Eliot) I keep searching for clarity, lucidity; and I know each time I seek that, I’ll become more entangled. That’s when I turn to poetry. — kenne

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a sonnet by Thomas Davis

What responsibility do poets
assume once they have started writing verse?
Walking through the universe inchoate
has been rejected when their words immerse
them in the streams of dreams, emotions, thoughts
taking shape upon an empty page
and reaching out to other spirits caught
in living’s fears, hopes, love, joys, dread, and rage.

Should poets only sing of love and light?
Images that burn the retina like a flash
of lightning streaking through a sky’s black night?
Or is there reason for their lifetime’s cache
of words to speak of justice, truth, destruction,
the possibility of life’s extinction?

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Posted December 15, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

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