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Updated on May 17, 2010

Reprinted with permission by Earth Angel Publishing


Love Lyric to a Golden Bird

The courage of that

Ancient man I know

Who shoved his raft

Against the virgin sea

And restless sought his destiny.

A thousand creatures in the deep

Spawned warnings.

None would he hear

Wile the soaring

Sailor's bird flew near.

The alms behind

So cool to some

Stemmed him in

Nor let the bursting heart

Within, without.

Each night he saw

A star he loved go out.

Brave stubborn twinklings

Before the long --- far --- fall

Then darkness ---

Where the light had been.

Each day the seering

Sun would singe his skin.

Orange and yellow devils

Danced on eyelids

Squinted shut with salt.

The bashing of the waves

Turned signposts in the sky

To whirling torments of

The pleasing past

False lighted

By a needled mind


The few that felt their

Rafts heads touch the

Sweetness of the sand

Paid for the many

Spent still ramming

At the sea.

Tomorrow's sunrise tells the

Tale of me

A new horizon

Or this endless sea.

Fly Golden Bird

Now out of sight.

Now here at hand

You company caressing.

Soar with me

And I'll go on

For home,


Harbors in

The softness of your breasts.

We love as one

The land beyond the sun

And know some find it.

Pray God I catch the fish

To feed you til that time.

Copyright JS Allen, 2008

All rights reserved

Reprinted with permission by Earth Angel Publishing

About the Poet, J.S. Allen

J.S. ALLEN is a spiritual counselor, peace advocate and poet of

extraordinary talent. He follows in the footsteps of Rod McKuen.

Earth Angel Publishing is proud to represent J.S. Allen and will

be releasing his first book of poetry, SIRENS OF CIRCUMSTANCE,

Summer 2010.

"What fans say about J.S. Allen:

bold and brilliant . . .

sensitive and sensual . . .

originality at its best . . .

visual . . . moving . . .

healing and provocative . . ."


If you like the poetry you have just read, please consider giving it a "thumbs up" and leaving a comment! On behalf of J.S. Allen, I know that all of your support and encouragement is deeply appreciated!! Blessings always, Earth Angel!!

P.S. No, I am not J.S. Allen; his talent is amazing!! Thank you for asking and thinking that I am capable of such beautiful poetry!! J.S. Allen has been honing his skills more years than I have been alive!!



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  • Earth Angel profile imageAUTHOR

    Earth Angel 

    7 years ago

    Thank you Ubani! Quite the compliment coming from a poet such as yourself! The author will be thrilled! Blessings, Earth Angel!

  • ubanichijioke profile image

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    Powerful diction conveying this tense feeling. Good word flow and specially chosen words. A great job

  • Earth Angel profile imageAUTHOR

    Earth Angel 

    7 years ago

    Dearest DavidLaserson,

    Thank you so very much for commenting! Your words are as poetic as the poem by J.S.Allen!

    I will make sure he gets your accolades! It will make his day!

    It did mine!

    Blessings always, EarthAngel!

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    7 years ago

    lovely work forsooth, it is almost wordless in its clarity. Transparent words that transform the moment to a single crystal of goodness. I'm inspired to read poetry more than, alas, I do. Because Earth Angel has reminded us we poetry is the pinnacle of expression, more powerful than your heart's greatest fears or hopes. Wow. Thanks, kiddo.

  • Earth Angel profile imageAUTHOR

    Earth Angel 

    8 years ago

    How wonderful to receive your compliments epigramman!! I will make sure the author receives your kind words right away!! Are you a poet as well??

    Blessings always, Earth Angel!!

  • epigramman profile image


    8 years ago

    I am that golden bird flying high and free when I read your poetic thoughts of divine inspiration.

  • Earth Angel profile imageAUTHOR

    Earth Angel 

    10 years ago

    Thank you Research Analyst!! I will pass your compliments along to the Author!! His book actually comes out this coming Sunday, July 27th!! Will keep you posted!! Blessings always, Earth Angel!!

  • Research Analyst profile image

    Research Analyst 

    10 years ago

    Nice work.

  • Earth Angel profile imageAUTHOR

    Earth Angel 

    10 years ago

    Dearest Alex!!

    Again, welcome to HubPages!! Thank you for the lovely comments and compliments!!

    I am delighted you became a fan!! And vice versa!! You are a wonderful addition to the HubPages community!!

    J.S. Allen will be touched by your words; it's exactly the response he was hoping to achieve!! I will keep you posted about his book!! It's only a few weeks away!!

    Thank you again!! I look forward to many more of your Hubs!!

    Blessings always, Earth Angel

  • Alex Allman profile image

    Alex Allman 

    10 years ago

  • Alex Allman profile image

    Alex Allman 

    10 years ago

    Gorgeous, sensual, and delicious.

    It's a hub like this that makes me glad I signed on as your fan Earth Angel.

    I'm looking forward to getting my copy of the book when it is released.


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