Poets Urgently Needed


These are uncertain times and

the more urgent our need for poets who can see

the different shades of gray

in a pale early morning winter sky,

who can hear birdsongs even in the absence

of birds, who can wipe away tears even from far away.

The poet can redefine doom and make it

sweet but a moment of abandon surfaces

when a poet becomes silent and doom

releases its own vile definition.

The message is clear: that poets must be

kept alive for their relevance and for their

ability to rebuke, cajole, lament, praise, 

provoke, dream wildly, see deeper truths through metaphors,

symbolisms, rummage through the complexities of

metaphysical thoughts, and courageously touch the beyond.

And I am comforted just by the thought that

they exist in the fullness of life’s reality.

About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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2 Responses to Poets Urgently Needed

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Wonderful words Virgilio 💛

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