AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Judith Mays, iSteven Ulmen, iBob Meade, iPier Tyler, iSherri Smith, iMarsha Cook, iValerie publisher@nightengalepress.com, i
  Home > Biography > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Sara L Russell

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 88 titles
· 556 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Mar, 2001

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

Newsletter
Subscribe to the Sara L Russell Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:


Books
· The Phonix Rising From The Ashes

· Worlds Inside The Head

· Quickies

· Pinky's Little Book of Shadows

· A Way With Words

· Spiders and Gliders


Short Stories
· The Perils of Drink

· Serial: Lorna's Shadow #1


Articles
· The most exquisite poem I have ever read is...

· The Case for The Existence of Ghosts...

· Tips On Making Video Poetry Recitals

· UK 2002: The Culture of Spite

· How To - and How Not To - Make a Literary Website

· For Poets: Coping With Writer's Block....

· Thoughts About Writing Humorous Poetry

· Survival On Newsgroups

· How To Make An A5 Poetry Chapbook

· The Pains of Trying To Get Poetry Published by A Reputable Publisher...


Poetry
· A Cat's Life

· I, Critic

· Vampyre

· Dull Days in the Parallel Universe

· A Lullaby for New York

· The Broken Scrying Glass

· The Insomniac's Prayer

· Awaken

· Come Back

· Reclaim the Sky (for Elisabeth Fritzl)

         More poetry...
News
· Sara's 5 mins of TV fame on BBC4 Romance Documentary

· Sara L. Russell: More Multimedia Poetry Coming Soon

· Poetry Life & Times arrives on mobile phone screens!

· Poetry Life & Times March 2004 issue: Jeff Mason...

· Poetry Life & Times up-to-date at last...

· Still in hospital but bits of me getting better

· Poetry Life & Times features Dani...

Sara L Russell, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  Ode For John Lennon
by Sara L Russell
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by Sara L Russell
•  A Cat's Life
•  Come Back
•  I, Critic
•  Vampyre
•  Dull Days in the Parallel Universe
           >> View all 70




(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.


http://www.poetrylifeandtimes.com/featuredoct06.html



 

 
  
   

 


Poetry Life & Times Featured Poets


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/11/2009
Such a meaningful and compelling ode, Sara. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 7/29/2008
Sarah,
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 6/4/2008
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) 10/8/2006
Triff tribute to the brains of the fab 3 plus John..
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 10/7/2006
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!

~~Carmen
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/7/2006
Sara ...

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.

Benisons ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 10/7/2006
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.

Books by
Sara L Russell



Quickies

Buy Options




Pinky's Little Book of Shadows

Buy Options
Amazon, more..




Spiders and Gliders

Buy Options




A Way With Words

Buy Options



Popular
Poetry
(Biography)
  1. I Am's (Michelle's Challenge Poem)
  2. I Carry Memories of Nonna
  3. Once Was a Singer for God
  4. freights
  5. ON AND ON.....
  6. Rub Off
  7. Photographed Light of My Grandmother's Sou
  8. On Turning 63
  9. Happy Birthday, You Old Jersey Devil!
  10. The Simple man
  11. Friends Of Ill-Intention Always Scare Me
  12. Ode For John Lennon
  13. Nikki's Challenge - My Epitaph
  14. A Eulogy
  15. I know Armageddon...
  16. Furrowing Pastures
  17. Camera Obscura I {194_} -- Bunions Histor
  18. Early Lesson in Gun Control

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.