Poetically Speaking

There seems to be a rash of poetry crashing my psyche these days. It could be a good thing for those of us who like poetry, and not so good for those who don’t. Having said that, I have learned a lot from poems. Especially Rudyard Kipling’s IF — “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, and blaming it on you…” (very important) or DAFFODILS by William Wordsworth — ” I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills…” I never pictured William as a lonely fellow (very comforting). How about “When I have fears that I may cease to be before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain…”–John Keats. (Is that fuelling my furious blogging these days?) And then there’s The Power of You, penned in 1998 by yours truly.


If you would be more powerful,

release your ego,

let it soar!

Let the roar of you subside,

look inside,

see the power of you

released to empower others

not destroy them

with ego.


Now that I’m closing in on blog one hundred, I have to rethink whether to stop. Faithful followers are asking me to “keep on  blogging”, so with that in mind, it will depend if the blogging muses will still be forthcoming with words of wisdom (or not). Tomorrow is another day–time enough for decision making.


2 thoughts on “Poetically Speaking

  1. Although I haven’t written a poem since my high school years, I do like reading them! I have a calendar called An Angel by your Side – thoughts for each day. This one I liked…… Angels have often moved across my life like stones skipping along a river at high tide. I never know when they’re going to touch down, but I know it will be an exciting ride.

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