About the site: This blog started as a place to house poems, favorites and original poems. Towards the end of ModPo 1, I added a blogroll of blogs showcasing poetic works by ModPo students and friends. Now, we are entering the 10th year of ModPO, and we continue this tradition. We hope it provides a useful place for repose, reflection and reading. Hope you enjoy your visit here and look forward to seeing you again. New poems, links and blogs are constantly being added and updated.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ode to "of"
of a proportionate depth of insight
of a thousand heartbreaks
of awe and dread;
Of chance and happenstance and foiled romance.
Of eager reception…
Of everyday travail, I take a pause
of having made love to you...
Of life once vibrant, cocksure, confident.
Of love was sweet and tender, not the salt
Of morals will sustain us…
Of my affection,
Of my dedication.
Of my devotion,
Of one who loved and lost
of passioned pursuit.
Of poets who still sing the sonnet’s song.
Of sadness at the thought of those who've missed
of love the gods bequeathed to gods
Of talents borrowed from the Muse of song and word and deed
of tender feelings unexpressed
Of the burning desire
Of the coming of the hour.
Of the earnest enthusiasm
Of the goal. There're happy ones who feel the tinge