Steve writes lovely romantic verse from a castle in the clouds in Cantabria, Spain, where he lives with his fair Dulcina. (Be still, my heart!) If you haven't done so yet, check him out at The Unknowngnome Poems. He says he is "a simple gnome, writing simple poems", but we beg to differ.
Untitled - October 24, 2012
autumn holds no boundaries
leaving summer to wed the winter...
from the memories of a dream life
through the rattling ghost of time
alone in a poem i cry
here there is no prayer heard
but the beggar's unceasing bowl
a widow's mite
as might as well
been pitched into a wishing well
for in the shaded hush of dusk
the dust of man does blow
down the street
and down the nose
yet look to the stars above
and with head tilted back twirl
succumb the blurry dizzy faint
love your life away
and let not storms
destroy your verses of flowers
...in the climbs of ivy arms
Beautiful, isn't it? Here's a peek at their breathtaking view in Cantabria.
It is almost too much - two poets, in love....in Spain. Sigh.
Thanks, Steve, for being living proof that Romance is still alive and well, and for your valuable contribution to our community
What a beautiful poem choice, Sherry. I always love to read the Unknown Gnome's poetry! You are right, there is nothing 'simple' about his poetry!ReplyDelete
Simple it is not, intricately pretty it is.ReplyDelete
Sherry,... beautiful,deep, meaningful lines. First time I am reading Unknown Gnome's poetry. Mesmerized :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing..
Wow and yikes!ReplyDelete
Wow, what an honor to have this poem selected as Poem of the Week!
Yikes, because there are so many far more deserving pieces being written out there!
Thank you Sherry and thank you all my fellow poets, readers and commenters for all your time and efforts.
And if you'd really like to read about the fulfilling of one's dream please read this.
Thank you, UG — I have read the piece you link to before, and enjoyed re-reading just now. Can't believe I didn't comment previously, but I have now. :)Delete
What a beautiful poem with such rich images and absolutely good advice. May we all love life, live our dreams. Great selection Sherry.ReplyDelete
It is a lovely poem indeed, I like "a widow's mite as might as well been pitched into a wishing well" so true sometimes. Will surely check out your other poemsReplyDelete
oh i love "awake / anew" and "and let not storms / destroy your verses of flowers." certainly a deserving poem of the week, thoughtful, well-written and just beautiful. xReplyDelete
Oh Sherry I love this poem and how it captures so much of your world at this point in time~ I love the guided imagery...so wonderful :DReplyDelete
This is beautiful, so much thought behind it, and it lifts you to the whole scene! Love it :)ReplyDelete
I've started my own poetry blog recently and it would be amazing if I could get some feedback!!! :)
Glad you all enjoyed the selection, kids. And TUG, how sweet to link to my Love Song piece. I enjoyed surprising you - I love my job!!!!!ReplyDelete