Poetry Enchants the Chords of the Heart
Quote from Coleridge
"Prose: Words in their best order.
Poetry: The best words in their best order." - Coleridge
Playing the Zither
Poetry, like the nightingale,
Transmits cadences to the Heart;
Allowing Love to reveal its secrets, saying:
“I am the reed upon which thy flute echoes!”
O Poetry, you have not lacked eloquence,
Nor have you failed to light a candle,
Into the core of Lovers, calling out thy name.
I am your fragrance and your flower-garden;
Your light and shadow awakens in my pain.
Bringing a new dawn of remedial laughter,
Like a divine gardener, you prune my Spirit;
Lifting the Soul to a vibrant whole.
O poetry, you waltz in the murky clouds of Ego,
Kissing its every cobweb,
With thy sweet resonance of Joy.
Grabbing hold of my attentiveness,
You crush my stray vines, into the sweetest grapes,
Weaving a tapestry of wisdom from your lips;
Thus caressing the Heart with Joy and Beauty.
O Bard of solace, you turn my darkest yesterdays,
Into the brightest flames of sweet tomorrows,
While holding an embryonic seed;
Cradling its delicate essence;
Sustaining the radiance of the Light.
_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, ©Copyrighted 3rd April, 2017.
~ Awakening The Inner Light ~
Poetry in flow ... movement
Quote from a Seer
"... Poetry is not to be understood. Poetry is to be felt. Poetry is to be loved. To try to understand a poem is like touching a rose with innumerable thorns. To try to feel a poem is to lovingly hold a rose without a single thorn. And to love a poem is to grow immediately into the beauty and fragrance of the rose itself…”-Sri Chinmoy
Manatita Reciting Poetry
From: Auguries of Innocence
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour."-William Blake