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Verses For The New Amazing Grace


The grace of all the bards who pen

Their words do transport me

Sweet vowels & consonants strengthen

Goddess Poesy’s legacy


Heart-pearls roll off the poets’ tongues

Who chant in praise of Love

Troubadours blest with hearty lungs

Esoterics zapped from above


Sappho’s bite & Shakespeare’s wit

& Dante’s mystical climb

Dickinson’s rhyme, bearded Whitman’s breath

Are etched in genetic spine


And if the planet cease to spin

Sad universe go silent, dark

Ancient poetry’s echoes will make a din

Rekindle the primordial spark


O I bow down to Christ’s thorny crown

All sacraments meant to heal

The Buddha’s smile, old Yaweh’s frown

And Allah’s consummate zeal


But poetry’s a Goddess sent

To save a wretch like me

She strums the strings of life’s desperate edge

With her haunting melody.



[Originally published in NHS 1994, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs94/index.html#2.]