What is a Poem


What is a poem, if not a prayer

A pleading coo on whispered air

A beg for grace in lyric tone

Words, the sacred given throne


Metered hymn in reverence

Language seen as recompense

Worship we the things held dear

In rhyme and rhythm to the ear


A tithe of time and of tense

Scriptured lines in silence

Gospels of man written there

What is a poem, if not a prayer


11 Responses to “What is a Poem”
  1. beth says:

    poems are often the purest form of prayer

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Gahh! I don’t think it’s possible for me to choose a favorite poem of yours. They are all so beautiful, and you are a phenomenal poet, but this one is high on the list! Absolutely beautiful! 😍

  3. A poem is a reflection and the explanation of the beauty that we see or the beauty that we wish to express in any form available or chosen. Beautiful my friend!

  4. sserrat says:

    Interesting way to look at a poem. With me is a totally different case, but Who knows maybe It could be the same point of view with the exception of the rhyme.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Magical—”A pleading coo on whispered air.”

    My new vocabulary word for the day (Thank you for the answer, Mr. Google) is tithe.

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