To Patricia Joan Jones, Poet Of Greatness, 2

She is a great Star

that rises into our sky,

long awaited.  Her

poems are constellated light---

fusing words and emotion.


is banished from her stellar

presence.  Her lines trace

a sacred shrine, and

at its threshhold, only the

sublime is given entrance.


(ktr) I hope

that in the stars' own seasons,

you, too, will have the

pleasure of her poetry---

grand reading experience.







Author's Notes/Comments: 

(ktr) is an internet poet whose work is not easily found, but very much worth the effort.  As she signs her name with intials in parantheses, I respect her enough to address her in that way.  Therefore, her name, in the poem, is not a paranthetical statement or pause, but simply the format in which she prefers it to appear.

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Coming from a master of

Coming from a master of metaphors who spins so many wonders I can't keep up with them, this is a luminous treasure, an honor, I'll never forget. A thousand times: thank you. 

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You're welcome, but I should

You're welcome, but I should be thanking you, repeatedly, for all of your kind and astute advice.  You are most truly Il Miglior Fabbro.


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Cascade's picture

This is beautiful! It warms

This is beautiful! It warms my heart when poets give recognition to other poets. When they allow themselves to be inspired to become inspiring.  She is an amazing writer, and you, another amazing writer, have just displayed that you are an amazing human being.  

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Thank you for your comment

Thank you for your comment and kind compliments.  Yes, she is a brilliant poet and has taught this old dog several new things.  Her command of imagery, and her memorable phrases, should be in a college textbook to teach undergrads how to really appreciate poetry.  And at my age, and still in failed health, I have learned not to wait to offer a compliment, as I have no promise of tomorrow or next week.


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