JC (August 24,1947 / Fort Worth, Texas USA)

The Vine-Covered Trellis

From school each noon swiftly
To the daily knelt devotion
Until newsprint images of amber
Vessels led sorrow's morning
Dew into a quiet rapture.

(...from a passing car swiftly,
some thug flung an empty jug
not to be retrieved unbroken
from where this roadside view
beheld the splendor of four roses...)

Bouquets I kept in safe enclosure
To jade each afternoon at school.
My escape-hatch of daydreams
Led thru the cherished passageway

Into a garden of rare intoxication.
Stealth made our way to heed
Seclusion's descent in scent as
An inhaled hint of drunken alcohol.

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The crass blindly pass such jewels as these...
Some treasures only the profound seize.

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Into a garden of rare intoxication. Stealth made our way to heed Seclusion's descent in scent as An inhaled hint of drunken alcohol... a great poem, the use of words and wonderful expressions touches me. thank you. tony