• Poetry


    If time should ignore and left unextolled

    The poems I’ve written, the stories I’ve told

    Reputation might suffer, but not so the man

    Because somehow what is, evinces God’s plan.


    The warbler doth warble, while woodpecker pecks

    The rare spotted owl is quite covered with flecks

    The hummingbird hums, while the song sparrow sings

    While I merely attend to these marvelous things.


    The rose has a nose ere it enters the room

    To leave cold hearts warmed by its healing perfume

    Perspective grows past the sum of each part,

    Through the greater gestalt of discovering art.


    Trains of sound left like cracker crumb clues

    Must thus improvise when conveying their news

    Without contextual aid for clarity put on it

    The doggerel verse- might well seem a sonnet.


    What musicians all do through intentional note

    I’ve left clearly sounded by all that I’ve wrote

    (Yes, Yes, I know; I’m suddenly smitten

    That couplet before should all be rewritten.)


    For each little message will so be remembered

    For what wasn’t spoken, yet merely engendered

    When bare nerves get touched, and yet so finessed

    The naked truth’s seen as though fitly dressed.


    There is left then this pearl couched in the riddle

    Of an island-stored treasure stashed the middle

    Confess, I’ve done naught, but my provident part

    To erase human distance, and perchance, touch your heart.

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    Rhymer commented on Gestalt


    Random verses that rhyme I just do not get the meaning or direction of this piece.



    Sorry, Rhymer, I guess it was written for someone else. Thanks for stopping in to read. Check wht others have seen on Mary's Bridge.

    ginga commented on Gestalt


    Harver, I am moved, impressed, and in awe of the masterful quality of this poem, right down to the title "Gestalt." I would love to see this poem get some notoriety esp since it encompasses poets and their writing. I am smitten ginga



    Pleasant thoughts, all, ginga. Thanks, HT

    Teardrops commented on Gestalt


    wonderful poem great read , You have out done yoursel f with this one



    And now I need to accept that I'll return a bit closer to mediocrity for awhile. HT

    bloomingsun commented on Gestalt


    Truly wonderful! I'd venture to say you'll touch many hearts with this delightful poem of a poets rationale. So many excellent points and images. Your talent is clearsighted and wise. So glad I read this, it is added to my favorites list! Thanks...



    I truely am grateful for your affirmation. HT

    danmartyjake1 commented on Gestalt


    Touched mine! Wow! I love your writing! Where you been hiding? That was stupendous!! Raise the roof. I read it aloud. It sounds amazing...



    Thank you for letting me know of your appeciation, HT But I really didn't know that I was hiding.....

    To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

    Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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