(also in Featured Poets, Poetry Life & Times) A tribute to the life and works of John Lennon by Sara L. Russell, 01:12 07/09/2006.
Are you craving a solution to political confusion?
Do you dream of revolution in your palaces of cloud?
Do you know how much we miss you (memory is mere illusion),
Or how many times your woman burns to call your name aloud?
Colour the academic with the spice of psychedelic,
Let Shankar play the sitar for a cavalcade of stars.
The present is the gift of Now, the past only a relic,
Let rich dudes shake their jewellery through the sunroofs of their cars.
Do you still dream of the vision of an end to all religion?
Are there quasars in your eyes as you relax and float downstream,
Imagining a world living in peace, without submission,
Can Yes still be the answer, for a man who dares to dream?
We are lost in introspection in a world of imperfection,
Waiting for the resurrection of the loved and left-behind,
We are wading through the vestige of a shimmering reflection
Of tomorrows never lying, in backwaters of the mind.
You were love’s emancipation, sweet desire’s anticipation,
You were heavenly elation deep in Yoko’s half-moon eyes.
No man of clay were you, but spun of rich imagination;
You’re heroic in the minds of fans, where all fantasy flies.
We are deep in contemplating an eternity of waiting,
We are skating on uncertainty through worlds of distant past;
Your muse whispered of love when hate’s protagonists were prating;
You went the way of everything too beautiful to last.
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Such a meaningful and compelling ode, Sara. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Stuart McCallum
What a beautiful ode for one of the most progressive (thinkers) of our time. I am humbled to have read such a wonderful piece.
Thank you for writing,
Stay well, and happy Stuart
|Reviewed by Ken Chartrand
|Hi Sara, I read your poem, "Ode For John Lennon". I found it extremely nostalgic . It actually reminded me how insightful a person he was. Great work. Please feel free to visit my sites. Either here in the "Den" or at www.freewebs.com/kendoo|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Triff tribute to the brains of the fab 3 plus John..|
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|What a pleasure to read you again, Sara. This is a wonderful tribute to a poet, whose work will live beyond our lifetime. Thank you!
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
A good ode to a talented man. Part of one of the greatest musical forces ever. (in my opinion)
Personally I preferred Pauls musical sensibilities moreso than John's. His melodies have stood the test of time in my heart.
Yes ... it is a strange coincidence that Daivie speaks of below within bloody minutes of one another too.
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
|Reviewed by Tactfully Naive
|Wow! I can't believe that we both put up poems on the same subject!
I bemoan the fact that I have yet to find another Beatles' fan, and in an incredible display of coincidence you present this fine tribute to Lennon.
Now I can continue to keep the five bar gate open.
I just cannot believe this coincidence.