Friday 6 May 2011

A Poet Said

I took the Quiet Road
Oh! So many miles ago;
I'll wait out the storm,
here where it's warm,
and shelter you with my smile.

Airplanes come and trains go by
and cycles whistle past me,
Sometimes I'll run to catch the bus
of chaos and the buzz;
Hang on to the railing,
cool breezes, I'm sailing,
if only for a while.

Here I'll stop, here I'll rest,
or there by the lilac scent;
Do Not Go Gentle, the poet said,
but it couldn't have been me
he meant.

- Shaista, 2011

a friday poetically piece for onestoppoetry


Claudia said...

do not go gentle into that good of my favs by dylan thomas..
i really enjoyed your poem shaista...being sheltered with a smile is an excellent image..

Ruth said...

I do feel sheltered in your smile.

And how can a person be so gentle, and not go gently? It's one of your beautiful mysteries.

Unknown said...

A sense of belonging, a feeling of contentedness, and a spirit of adventure all peek through the lines of this verse.

Unknown said...

is it the poet's
path to ponder pieces of
perception apart?

Anonymous said...

I think it is our "roles" as poets to disect what we see in art and put it into beautiful words, where else do we gain our inspiration from? Lovely words x

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely stuff!

Anna :o]

Brian Miller said...

smiles...a lovely night you portray..and i wont let that go all...lovely

Victoria said...

Love how you tied in other poets. Excellent poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So lovely......I love the image of you holding on to the bus, the breeze blowing your dress.........

Jenny said...

This is beautiful. I love the imagery you wrought here with your word crafting.

Renee said...

You are gifted and I am happy that you share your beautiful words here. This is my second visit to your site. You cause me pause to reflect as I have a daughter with Lupus and she is my 'Angel'. You are strong like my daughter as I know you need to be. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

elegant expression.
well done.

Anonymous said...

Glad to discover your poetry talent,
Hope to see you join our poetry potluck today,
1 to 3 random poems or poems unrelated to our theme are welcome in case you fall short in doing a theme fitting piece.
Bless you.
Keep up the excellence.

Andrew said...

All the very best to you Shaista.

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