Poem 4, June 4

Beauty Reveals the Truth


So it was with Keats,

poet of 54 poems in a life

cut short by poetry,

seeking its miracles

in the desire

& in the suffering

of his own heart.


So it is with me,

writing a poem each day,

wording miracles

like rejoicing in your arms,

like capturing suffering truth

within the flow of Old Seventy Creek

& within the beats of my own desiring heart.