Poets (poem by me)

Where do poets go
to get their inspiration?
Their souls fly high and low
reaching blindly in the air
for coarse emotions floating there.

Poets capture the feeling
the reader’s been concealing,
shelters them like wild savages,
tailors them into fitting words,
instead of untidy blurbs.

Show kindness to your poet,
for serving your feelings like a feast
and presenting them all tasty and neat,
but even if you don’t want to
the poet is glad to serve you.

….Then he began washing his disciples’ feet and drying them with the towel he was wearing. —John 13:5

© 2016 Kim Bond

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The Faithful (poem + analysis by me)

We swim in the fountain spring,
Hear the harmonious choir sing,
His radiant face ne’er grows dim,
In the fountain spring, we swim.

We ascend to a mountain peak,
With His rod and His sheep,
Gravity seems to suspend,
To a mountain peak, we ascend.

We leap into a haystack,
Freefall and don’t look back,
Sit among tares and wheat,
Into a haystack, we leap.

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ANALYSIS

This poem is a quatrain with some symbolism. Here it is again with the symbols decoded:

We swim in the fountain spring, [Believers drink from spring of eternal life]
Hear the harmonious choir sing, [united in joyful singing in fellowship]
His radiant face ne’er grows dim, [Light of Christ is eternal]
In the fountain spring, we swim.

We ascend to a mountain peak, [A holy life that brings us close to God]
With His rod and His sheep, [With the help of Christ & His body]
Gravity seems to suspend, [No fear of falling]
To a mountain peak, we ascend.

We leap into a haystack, [Confident and without fear]
Freefall and don’t look back, [never returning to our forgiven sins]
Sit among tares and wheat, [living in a world with unbelievers]
Into a haystack, we leap.

©2016 Kim Bond

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