The Poets

May 08, 2011

Amen, and amen …

I was delighted to find that the poem I submitted to Poets Rally W43 was among several other incredible poems chosen. During that time I met a lot of exceedingly gifted poets, read some incredible works, and became freshly inspired. Here’s a list of those who also won that particular award (the awards were selected from the submissions of week 41 and 42- congratulations guys).

Bless the World

Rally, poets! - bless the world
With words the Muse might have you use:
All have won by doing so-
By doing so … you never lose.



John W. May said...

Here's that poem ...

The Harvesting

I fell into a mortal sleep
Alone the other day

And waking found that I was reaped
Like wheat that sickles slay

The new realm was a threshing floor
That drew out inner grain

The me, the I, the self, the core
The mental of the brain

It cleared away the weevils too
While winnowing the hull

And as the chaff through cool air blew
There came to view my soul

My husk now thoroughly was purged
And all that stood was me

A naked core made pure emerged
Into eternity


Nancy said...

I am so so so proud of you!!!!! Well done! Well deserved!!!!

Anonymous said...

Woot woot! Shouting from the rooftops!!!! :-)))

Jingle said...

Thanks for taking the award..

you rock.

cheryl said...

Congrats John!

PJ said...

Congrats. Well deserved.


beautiful words - congratulations!

Andy said...

It's always nice to be recognized for what you do.

Congrats, John. You deserve it.

Tangent said...

Wow ! Really nice. Congrats : )

John W. May said...

Thanks, guys … serious, it means a lot. If you get a chance you should click the “Poets Rally W43” link, scroll down, and check out some of those poetry blog sites- VERY talented poets out there!

As of April 9th, 2010