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

~~~



Comments
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: