Saturday, August 17, 2013

What Is Poetry

                                         The heart asks often, what is poetry, where can it be found
                                         What is its essence, why is it so profound

                                         A deep understanding comes from within
                                         A soul that is searching will welcome it in

                                         As old as life, a fadeless picture still
                                         Wrote in the moment, becomes serene and real

                                         From the heart that gives, so much joy it brings
                                         To each listening ear, it runs smooth as streams

                                         Towards the blue ocean, from every nook and bend
                                         Poetry is ageless, to be remembered when
                                         It can be heard in the wind, the sounds of the rain
                                         The scent of apples, ripening down a country lane
                                         A miracle of color, it draws a picture well
                                         Burning words on a canvas, the heart does dwell

                                         To one seeking answers, they will be sure to find
                                         Though they be stricken, deaf, dumb and blind

                                         When a poet has a vision, in such shining things
                                         It's amazing how words flash, like lifted wings

                                         Copyright 2013, Susie Swanson



  1. Very nice, Susie! I hope you have a pleasant Sunday. :)

    1. Thank you Daisy. Hope you have a nice Sunday as well.

  2. Lovely. Have a nice, cool week, Susie.

  3. Hi Susie! I'm sorry I haven't written for a couple of weeks, the time has just been flying by. I am still recuperating from my recent fracture and at the same time have been trying to organize a big painting project of the inside of our house. We have some dear friends, a young couple who just started a painting business, so they are doing all the work and I just help with ordering the supplies on the computer and pick the colors. :) It is amazing how much energy it takes though, just having the house in "remodel" mode. But I am so grateful for all the help and it is coming out real nice. Between my back and my husband's busy schedule I don't think we could have ever finished it ourselves. They painted the guest bathroom a bright robin's egg blue and the front bed room is a light pink. The living room is going to be a pretty color called "vanilla wafer", which is kind of a buttercream.

    I love your poem about poetry. You really captured the emotion, I especially love the last verse! It is so beautiful. I hope that you have had a nice week my friend, and I'll write back again soon. With Love, Delisa :)

  4. It's so good to hear from you Delisa. I'm glad you are feeling better and so happy you are getting your house remodeled but be sure and don't over do it.. Don't worry about any of us. We'll be here. You take care and thanks for the update. Love and hugs.