Ode to a Ferryman

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Up on screen I hear them scream,
bright and vibrant, happy and sad-
words and stanzas on a digital pad.
I will always remember your poetry.

Within your verses each line offers
wonders - mysteries of thought,
universalities in observations caught.
I will always remember your expression.

A frequent flyer, expectant passenger,
beyond the distant shores I travel;
safely aboard your verbose vessel.
I shall always remember your name.

allets's picture

ABBA

Have not seen that in a whie.

~A~


 

 

crypticbard's picture

We also haven heard an ABBA

We also haven heard an ABBA tune in a while, either. Except perhaps when they figure in a movie


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J9thxciv's picture

Wow.  I have read this poem

Wow.  I have read this poem twice before writing this:  first, for the content; second for structure of your stanzas---quatrains in which the interior two lines rhyme.  That is a very interesting variation on traditional quatrain structure; I cannot remembere ever seeing it elsewhere, so I applaud your innovation, and I look forward to more from you in this unusual but very coy form.

  And yes, great poem.


Enjoy effulgent days, and exquisite nights,

unto the exultations of Heaven.

J9thxciv [fkna, Starward], 

crypticbard's picture

The coy koi swam in languid

Thank you so much for giving attention to both the content and the structure of this poem. It is particularly exciting to have innovated on a traditional form, not that this was the aim. Rather, the flow and the lines had more to do with it than intentionally seeking for something new. As it turns out it suits quite well. Thanks for that instructive and validating appraisal. The coy koi swam in languid pools of joy.


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