Sunday, March 10, 2013

There Will Be Poems




                                               When all the poets of the world have flung
                                               Their words upon the listening air
                                               Words so profound for many hearts to share
                                               And cling above the fields to wait unsung

                                               In the clear, night skies where stars are swung
                                               Years and time will hold them there
                                               Waiting, waiting for those who dare
                                               To which no poet has yet given tongue

                                               I need no longer hurry to make
                                               My small poems, for none can take from me
                                               The ancient wonders that the stars awake
                                               There will be poems through eternity

                                               I too, shall leave behind carved in stone
                                               My heart in the depth of each verse and word
                                               For future generations to read after I'm gone
                                               My poems, my voice they will have heard

                                               My unseen presence will then have been raised
                                               I carry the torch from my yesterdays
                                               Following paths many poets have blazed
                                               To them I bow with honor and praise

                                               @ Susie Swanson, 2013

                                              

32 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem, Susie.
    You are right about the weekend weather being so delightful. Hope you enjoyed every minute.

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    1. Thank you. I figured it was beautiful where you live.. Yes I enjoyed it so much.

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  2. Susie, I think this is your best one yet. It just sings!

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  3. You give us such wonderful words to ponder in our hearts.

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  4. Susie, thanks for being an inspiration to so many of us.

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    1. Thanks Ben. Not so much as you.. You find words and put them together more than I can ever find in a life time

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  6. I love your poems Susie. You are very talented with words.

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  7. What a lovely poem, Susie! This is a great tribute for all poets ❤

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  8. Won't that be wonderful when future generations have read your poetry, Susie? And your children's children can read your words too, and so on. When I saw this red rose, I smiled big, as there is nothing more beautiful to me than a single red rose. Thank you, Susie. You made my day today.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. Thank you Sheri.. Red roses are my favorite too.. I would like to think that some little word or rhyme will reach out across the years and touch their hearts.. You made my day also..

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  9. Just love this poem Susie! A wonderful praise and salute to the poet of all ages and those to come. You have such away with word. I love it as I do all of your writings.
    Blessings

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    1. Thank you Beth.. Coming from you I'm honored. Blessings to you.

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  10. Beautiful words. You are leaving a body of work for generations to come, but we who read it now can marvel at your talent.

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    1. Thank you Susie.. Coming from you I'm honored.. The same goes for you.

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  11. WOW~ this was so beautiful, Susie! Your gift is not only loved and admired now, but will be enjoyed by so many for years to come!!

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    1. Awww, thank you Paula.. That is so sweet.

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  12. What a wonderful poem, Susie. I especially like that fist stanza. You will leave much behind for future generations to enjoy in your writing.

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  13. Dear Susie, your poem touches me deeply. We just had a family reunion and your poem strikes me in a way that I can't really explain, but please know that your poems touch me now, while you are here and strong and with us. Not only carved in stone but carved in hearts and minds!

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  14. (¯`v´¯) Susie, this is simply lovely! Love the line...For future generations to read...
    `*.¸.*´ `*.¸.*´ `*.¸.*´`*.¸.*´ `*. ❤
    That is the reason why I do my blog....for my family to get a glimpse of who I am.

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    1. Thank you Helena. That's my reason too..You do it well my friend

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  15. Wow! Susie, this is a fantastic poem. It really touched me. You are getting better and better all the time with your poetry. This is one of your very best poems. It is very lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda.. I am so honored.

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  16. Susie, you have been awarded the Reality Blog Award. Go to Awakenings for acceptance and the 'rules'.

    http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2013/03/reality-blog-award.html

    Be sure to leave a comment so I know you received the notification.

    Hugs across the miles!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Sharla. It means a lot to me. Thank you for thinking of me.

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  17. Susie, Your children and g.children will always be blessed to have your poetry to remember you by. xoxo,Susie

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    1. That is so sweet Susie.. Thank you so much.

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