Friday, March 14, 2008


If you seek to illume
fill your stylus with light
but doctrines of doom
come from inkiest night

and moments of mirth
should be cherished as such
while we question our worth
or reluctance to touch

with the words we acquire
through precocious parley
as enigmas inspire
imagination to play.


The Phantom said...

Proving once again that you are more than an Average Poet...nicely done!

Stacey said...

"moments of mirth
should be cherished as such
while we question our worth
or reluctance to touch"

Bob this verse speaks volumes!!!!

Geraldine said...

I enjoyed reading this poem very much. Glad I stopped in via Poets Who Blog. I will be adding you to my blogroll. Hope you stop in too.

My new poetry blog:

LN- Nickers and Ink said...

FAR past average! I loved this one!


Nickers and Ink - humor and poetry

The Phantom said...

I would like to tag you for a book meme. You can find the instructions at Pg. 123 if you are insterested in playing.

Anonymous said...

The rhyming is rad.

Gerald Galindez said...

yeah! youre back.
with a break!

Ali said...

I have always loved the word (and the idea of) enigma. This is nice, Bob.

Roger Stevens said...

Hi, Ave
Good to see you're still around.

Nice poem.

Well, above average as always.

rch said...

Hi phantom, thanks, I must add you in my links.

Hi Stacey, glad it did.

Hi Geraldine, thanks for the link, right back at ya.

Hey In-nickers and ink, love your name, welcome and thanks.

Noah it's average ;)

Hi Gerald, yes still here.

Hi ali, thanks nice to see you.

Hi Roger, great to see you as well, thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

Hey Bob-

Thanks for visiting my blog. I greatly appreciate comments like yours - This community is so supportive of beginning writers like myself, it is great to hear feedback from "average" poets like yourself.


I agree with Noah, the rhyme scheme of this poem is hardly a scheme it seems so natural. Great work.