Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Above Everything


It is not usual for me to post poetry on this blog. I have a poetry blog at Advanced Poetry Management. But a poem was sent to me yesterday by Panhala.net and I had to share it with you. It is short, so take a sec and read it.


Above Everything

I wished for death often
but now that I am at its door
I have changed my mind about the world.
It should go on; it is beautiful,
even as a dream, filled with water and seed,
plants and animals, others like myself,
ships and buildings and messages
filling the air -- a beauty,
if ever I have seen one.
In the next world, should I remember
this one, I will praise it
above everything.

~ David Ignatow ~

(Whisper to the Earth: New Poems)

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7 comments:

Bond said...

and a perfect picture to put with it... Enjoyed that...thank you

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I have a tough time with poetry (too logical my Literature teacher said in college), but I got this one. Very well done Teach. Big hug and have a great rest of the day. :)

Teeny Poet said...

If you believe you have wrote some good poetry. please post some on my website. It would be an honor. Peace

Travis said...

I liked that. Thanks for sharing it.

byrningbunny said...

Thank you for sharing that.

Lew said...

Beautiful words and picture to match!

Bond said...

I do like poetry...not all...but some....

This one struck a chord