I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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25 April 2013

Voices

I envy those who sing
with glorious voices,
even while my soul takes wing
and my heart rejoices.

Words seem inadequate
devoid of song.
Yet what they sing, someone wrote,
perhaps labouring long.

I only have one muse;
she gives me verse.
I didn't get to choose,
but it could be a lot worse.

My voice is on the page.
May it delight,
whether it lasts an age
or gets you through one night.

Yet I envy those who trill
with heavenly voices,
even as I thrill
and my whole self rejoices.

Submitted for Poets United's Verse First: Voices

16 comments:

  1. AND OTHERS ENVY YOU COS YOU WRITE SO WELL. GOOD ONE AND VERY HONEST FEELINGS.

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  2. your voice on the page does delight!

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  3. I hear you, Rosemary. All my life I have longed to be a singer, but have been too shy to be one in front of other people. Sigh. Luckily, we write poems, so perhaps our "voice" will last a little longer.

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  4. Very lovely. I especially love the reminder that the poems we write are our voices. Well written!

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  5. My voice is on the page - This sing a lovely song full of life. Well Done

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  6. Rosemary,

    A delightful resting place for your voice. In words, upon the paper and shared with the world:)

    Eileen:)

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  7. Oh me too! But I like your verse and I agree, it could be worse!

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  8. It could have been lots worse! We might have lost out on your poetic talent! That would have been a huge loss.

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  9. Your worded voice captures me, poetically, delightfully.

    Nice one Rosemary.

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  10. I find your voice beautiful and inspiring, always look forward to reading your poetry.

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  11. I too envy those who can REALLY sing; but so true what those beautiful voices sing someone had to write! A poet for sure! Smiles.

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  12. Your voice does delight! I find it best to sing when I'm alone, wouldn't want others to have to hear my off key tone!

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  13. I love to sing, but am not very good at it.

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  14. The grass is greener on the other side so they would be envying this piece!

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