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Honoring the Bards
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Thursday, April 17, 2008
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...remember them during Poetry Month

Honoring the Bards


As I walk the shadows of darkness
through lanes so narrow and still,
I walk with the words of the poets
who blessed parchments with their quill.

As I sit in the dimness of firelight
words flicker within the flame
taking me to those wondrous visions
from which poetic images came.

Floating, gliding o'er the rolling blue river,
paddles of the strong Hiawatha's hands.
Roil with the skipper: "come hither! my little daughter,
and do not tremble so" the father called commands.

Awaken from half-dreams of midnight
to the ever sharp cawing of "Never more!"
Or blissfuly lull in slumber to the sounds
"that sweeps my native shore."

Drink fully from the cup of life
delight in it's poetic throes
Inhale the heavenly fragrance from
the bloom of the Red Red Rose.

Whistfully in the mists their words
echo through the foggy morn
"O'er ruined fences the grape-vines shield"
shall produce naught of Heaven's scorn.

O' poets know that when I sleep
your songs my heart will surely raise
as, "I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise."

© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, April 2008

- Hiawatha, Longfellow's ""Hiawatha's Sailing"
- "come hither! my little daughter, and do not
    tremble so" Longfellow's "The Wreck of the Hesperus"
-"Never more!" Poe's "The Raven"
-"that sweeps my native shore." Emerson's "The Bell"
- Robert Burns "The Red Red Rose"
- "O'er ruined fences the grape-vines shield" Robert
    Frost's "Ghost House"
- "I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
    I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise." E. B.
    Browning "How Do I Love Thee?"


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/20/2008
What a inspiration Mickie~ Thank you for this treasured offerings!
It's like music to my ears!
The Great are still Grand!
Write On!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Shexooo

STay Positive!
STay Strong!
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/20/2008
This is amazing. All of the poems you have referenced are, indeed, classic, and the bards who composed them were instrumental in paving the way for those of us who continue to write in our era.
Happy National Poetry Month.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/20/2008
HOW BEAUTIFUL! Makes me go all squiggly inside with pure rapture! Yes, these are indeed some of the Greats and what bowls me over about all Art is that it is a resource that will never run dry or be monopolised or patented as a single brand. I salute your tribute and contribution to the gift of Poetry, Jackie. TY for this. Kate xx
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/19/2008
What a wonderful way to shed light on so many great one that came before. A well spun web incorporating so many and yet still room for more.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Approximately Naive 4/19/2008
Your delicate words of homage are watered by the deep well - spring of appreciation from which we can all drink and be satisfied.

Rich in imagery befitting the language of esteemed poets.

Reviewed by Charlie 4/18/2008
I love this... how you wove their many different voices into such congruency, I cannot say, but you did a wonderful job... POe and Longfellow are two of my very favorites (see "Longfellow Dreams")... and Elizabeth... that's fine writing! --Charlie
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/18/2008
The Bards were the ones that opened the doors for all the poets coming after with their loads of words, dreams and rhymes.

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/18/2008
Outstanding tribute...
Excelent writing..
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/18/2008
What a marvelous tribute to the great ones, Micke. I especially love Longfellow, and I still read his epic Song of Hiawatha quite frequently. I've had a tattered old copy of it since grade school, and to me, it never gets old. And I still read The Raven, at least once a year.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/18/2008
Beautiful writing, brava, Jackie!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Bonnie May 4/18/2008
What a gal, this was so beautiful. Wonderful penned. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/18/2008
Very, very well done Micke ! I like this one very much. You've done a fantastic job here.
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/18/2008
Most unique in its remembrance of the master bards. Well done poet.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 4/17/2008
Very well writ, my friend. I am rarely here but for you, I make an exception.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/17/2008
This is magnificently conceived dear Micke! You have a winner here and methinks your name fits well among all the other bards!;-)

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/17/2008
Absolutely beautiful - a classic feel to this tribute to those who write. :) Well done, Micke!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
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