Saturday, July 19, 2014

Above Creed





The eyes aren't the only
window to the soul
we lift d'Versity into a pot
of boiling water
let the steam fog the glass
and wipe it clear with expressions
from around the world

ink drips from the windowsill
as the sun shines through
the letters and numbers
but the vision is clear
no matter how grey the tint appears

we are all muslim christian jewish
non-denominational and so on
in a nation that breeds separation
by nature

and for some poetry is a
break from it all
like a kitten with the eyes
of a first love and its purr
was your only source
of comfort



©2014 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.
My ode to d'Verse - a place where our differences are celebrated and appreciated. A place where we are unified through the art of poetry... 

And one more thing: I've just uploaded my 1st youtube video, a reading of my poem, 'If God Made Mistakes'. View it *here* if you may. Thanks... 

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29 comments:

Claudia said...

oh i just love the last stanza a lot anthony... and how poetry connects us no matter who we are and what we believe and from where in the world we're entering the pub

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like the rather ritual feel of the opening...and how we can move beyond the labels the world has for us into this place called poetry where we are...and exist together...at peace for a moment...

Myrna R. said...

Love this Anthony. I like the idea of poetry undoing the illusion of separation. Our oneness expressed in words is what dverse is all about. Thank you Anthony. I enjoyed hearing you speak your words. That was nice.

Grace said...

A beautiful read Anthony ~ For me poetry is a break from it all but this pub does a good job of inclusion rather than separation ~

Have a wonderful weekend ~

Marina Sofia said...

The diversity here is like a flash of colour in a world of grey - I love that imagery in your poem. At least for a short while we cross the barriers of separation and find comfort.

thecourseofourseasons.com said...

'but the vision is clear' loved your poem - perfect for the community of words, dVerse - K

Kate Mia said...

Lovely words of freedom of verse..and truly the purr is where i wanna be..as there is no place more comfortable than that for me!

Wolfsrosebud said...

... and so many accepting... great viewpoint here... maybe it's our distance that keeps us in balance

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

Such a wonderful poem that fits in so well to our name: dVerse. I'm so glad to get to know you, Anthony. And thanks for taking care of the windows.

Poet Laundry said...

Nicely told Anthony. I especially like your first stanza...and the second too. Thanks for your contribution to the pub...looking forward to reading more of your work!

Susan said...

purring here! A fine poem, and a treat to hear it in your voice which is getting stronger and stronger. Did you mean nation in stanza 3?

Charleen said...

Poetry is definitely a "break from it all" for me. Nice writing.

Jeff said...

Excellent work--poetry is both separation and a bringing together. Very nicely done!

Truedessa said...

This is lovely how we come from so many different places but, are brought together by our love for the written word in the form of poetry. I am happy and purring..

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Anthony, I loved this take on "D'versity." It's true: The world tries hard to make it about who's different from whom. We strive to find commonality in writing.

As long as we don't run out of words, the yahoos lose. Amy

The Bizza said...

Poetry is indeed a universal creed that transcends that which divides us. Eloquently written, my friend.

Beachanny said...

Indeed d'Verse has been a soft spot to land for a long time. I cherish our time together my friend -- back to our meeting on twitter and with the word wizard! It's been quite a ride!

Ginny Brannan said...

When we open our hearts and share our souls, there is no 'separation', no 'discrimination'… we become part of a larger whole, we become "one." Beautifully captured in your words, Anthony.

vivinfrance said...

dVerse diVersity recognised - this is a good one, Anthony

Sumana Roy said...

oh yes unity in diversity...a beautiful poem Anthony...

Cressida de Nova said...

I loved this.Very insightful. For some of us it is a break from it all....a haven
of expression and diverse experience . Well done Anthony !

Pat Hatt said...

Every background tries the be the best and say they are above the rest, but written words can bring most anyone together indeed

Hamish Gunn said...

in a nation that breeds separation
by nature

What a powerful line. This is honest poetry.

Mama Zen said...

Love that last stanza!

RMP said...

There is definitely comfort in the dVerse walls and fogged up windows.

zouxzoux said...

Great imagery in that first stanza. Enjoyed!

mishunderstood said...

Powerful with a sweet ending.
" in a nation that breeds separation
by nature"...sadly so true. Poetry has no boundaries...too bad the rest of the world couldn't follow that concept.
Thanks for all you do in the Pub for those of us less knowledgeable. You inspire. :)

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Other Mary said...

Great images, and and equally great message. Hey, thanks for the follow. I'm also following you now. Cheers Anthony!