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  • December 21st, 2007 | 12:21 PM
Poetry Friday - Eizabeth Stoddard

So often the words of a poet seem both mysterious and magical to me. This poem seemed to captured my thoughts about the elusiveness of painting pictures with our words.

The Poet’s Secret 
The poet's secret I must know, 
  If that will calm my restless mind. 
I hail the seasons as they go, 
  I woo the sunshine, brave the wind. 
I scan the lily and the rose,         
  I nod to every nodding tree, 
I follow every stream that flows, 
  And wait beside the steadfast sea. 
I question melancholy eyes, 
  I touch the lips of women fair:        
Their lips and eyes may make me wise, 
  But what I seek for is not there. 
In vain I watch the day and night, 
  In vain the world through space may roll; 
I never see the mystic light          
  Which fills the poet’s happy soul. 
Through life I hear the rhythmic flow 
  Whose meaning into song must turn; 
Revealing all he longs to know, 
  The secret each alone must learn.         
by Elizabeth Stoddard 

The round-up this week is over at http://ginasblogging.blogspot.com/

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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December 21st, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
So true! Loved it. Have a beautiful holiday!!
December 22nd, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
Lovely and true. Thanks!

Mary Lee
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