Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Poet's Prayer

A Poet's Prayer

Thank you for words, Lord
their eloquence and simplicity
the many forms of speech and language
known to man ~

Thank you for the gift of voice
and its expression ~
sounds that pass through teeth
and tongue and settle on the lips
that form them.

Words emerging
from the mind and heart
dripped with honey
or sharp as steel . . .
words worth remembering.

And so my gratitude
emerges in this hand and pen
with urgency to capture
all the bits and pieces
before they float away.

To write Lord!
To give flesh
to the spoken word
to make it real
to pass it on
for generations yet to come
remembrance to reflect upon
with laughter or with tears.

We . . . who can dream
and speak of the stars
must record the sacred truth ~
that once mankind was here.

Joanne Cucinello 2008


  1. every poets prayer to be sure... this was a gift...

  2. Beautiful Joanne!!

    Have a nice holiday weekend!!

  3. Thanks for reading, Paisley!
    have a fabulous 4th!

  4. Thank you, Calder! Enjoy the fireworks!

  5. Beautiful - your words are truly a gift. And how blessed we are to be able to read and write!

  6. Thank you for your kind words, cassy . . .

  7. Truly wonderful Joanne ... you have such a gift. Thank you.

  8. Hi JD,
    I so appreciate your visit and comments. Thank you!

  9. very good poem, i am even feeling heart pounded when read "the many forms of speech and language
    known to man ~"........

  10. Thank you so much, torasham! I'm so happy you were touched.

  11. Wow! How well you wrote this! Thank you for such a wonderful gift.

  12. Thank you, PG for taking the time to brouse my archived poems. I'm so appreciative of your very kind comments. Peace to you and yours!


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