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The Poet In The Light ~ (The Light Among The Roses)

The Poet In The Light ~ (The Light Among The Roses)

Oh the light among the roses
Does beg consideration's current and press
The glare that is blindness within the wants
Of the beholder without such gentle ambition
There's so much time there, beneath soft petals
Waiting to be discovered,
Oh the light suspended in time
Does beg but a grazing from hands and minds
Wherein, there are three conditions
Of life's beauty, birth, and death
But oh, what great rewards await
When in this light we bathe,
"By virtue of this science the poet is the Namer"
And the poet names a thing for having seen it
But oh, when he dare but don the light
He helps to reveal and truly feel it,
Time before and time after
The cleansing affection from the temporal
Does make a way clear
Link by link and step by step
To step barefoot
Into life's most plentiful garden
Where the light among the roses
Welcomes the soul of the every-poet
Which shines so brightly,
Before,
And after time......

Tony Taylor
* Included quote ~ from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The Poet"

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Dean Kuch

Hello, "T".
Long time, no see.
Geesh...I'm a poet and don't know it, heh-heh.

Okay, enough with the small talk, let's get down to brass tacks here...
This is free verse at its finest and most sincere.
There are many "soft petals" I love to go exploring in. However, I'm far too much of a gentleman to tell you what they are here...in mixed company and with minors lurking about.
I'm sure you know what I mean.
Well penned, as usual.
๐ŸŒน~Dean ๐Ÿฅ€

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Tony Taylor

LOL!!....DEAN!!.....Yes I do understand the reference!! ๐Ÿ˜Š....Yep.....I've been off for a week or so ~ strange, busy days bro......thanx for noticing........ caught one of your poems earlier and I'll catch up with your latest stuff in the next day or so.......I appreciate you taking the time to read PROFESSOR!!..... smiles....... stay groovy!!......T xo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœด๐Ÿ˜Š

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Sweet T....This is beautiful....We miss out on the beauty of the light in everything if we let the moment pass....The poet is like an artist who relates the beauty of what he sees and experiences before it passes....as all goes through the cycle of birth, life, and death....The poet is in the light and the light in the poet for taking notice of its energy in that moment and preserving it....Such lovely imagery in this freestyle...Your poetry that does not rhyme never feels like it doesn't because of your carefully chosen poetic words that make it flow and stay in the mind...like soft petals in slow motion in the wind leaving lasting effect....I really love this one!ย  Great work...I am not sure how you were so inspired today with such lack of sleep...but it came out with rejuvenation in this new creation... Proud of you...always... Love you..Kisses xoxxxxx C

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Tony Taylor

Thank youย C!!....you're the only one who actually found the full brunt of this piece...,,I guess it's because we know each other well and continue to learn mere each day......." The poet is in the light and the light in the poet for taking notice of its energy in that moment and preserving it..".....THAT is the perfect comment on this write.....,. thank you for knowing me... thank you for taking the time to get to the heart of me & my poetry!!...... Love You SWEETHEART!!.......Kisses......T xo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœดโคโคโคโคโคโœด๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š

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โ€œEvery heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.โ€ย 
โ€•ย Plato

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"To step barefoot
Into life's most plentiful garden"

everything about this write is so humbling to me, it soothing to the soul...

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Tony Taylor

Thanx MERRILL!!..... what a very powerful response to this piece..... that you found it soothing to the soul means a LOT to me!...,,,VERY much so!!......thanx again my friend!!....... cheers.......T xo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœด๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œโœดโค๐Ÿ˜Š

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Tony Taylor

Thank you GREG!!...... appreciate it man!!...... later......T xo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœด๐Ÿ˜Š

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Flower Girl

Hey T......such a beautiful inspiration of words.......nothing more precious to hear a luv song within yourself from anotherโ€™s heart......to feel so much luv from another......breathtaking ink my friend.......purple luv & hugs xo :)

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