What Does the Lord of Lyricism See?

Bored, the lord of lyricism looked from his literary perch
In search of something entertaining, merrily sustaining,
Not constraining or draining, perhaps inspiring without
Being tiring; and, lo, did his eyes finally light upon quite
An intriguing sight that would frighten some but rather
Enamoured him: One stout duke of metaphor, a duchess
Of stanza together creating quite the regal extravaganza!
Together they wove their words in their fine poetic cove;
Weaving and weaving more, heaving sighs of satisfaction
Known only to lovers under covers in a blanket of night;
But as the lord of lyricism looked on he could not help
But wonder, was this an heavenly blunder or the thunder
Of fate, for the duke and duchess shared the same heart
But were very far apart in space and time; and the clock
Chimed eleven and heaven rumbled ill-content o’er what
Was meant to be after Cupid bent his bow to sow love
In two hearts, not in parts, but in whole, soul to soul;
He contemplated this, searching his mind, as he perched
And continued to watch this unique scene of what’s rarely
Been; and his smile was not one of hard trial or guile
But delightfully real; ah! what would fate here seal?


21 thoughts on “What Does the Lord of Lyricism See?

  1. My dear Jon.. You have left me utterly speechless with this. Your poetic prowess, your choice of words, your sensitivity to the world around you, and you cleverness all bound together so wonderfully to create a masterpiece. I’m humbled beyond words and I too would like to get the answer to your question. You are simply awesome. Thank you so much for this, for your love your empathy your blessings. You are a wonderful person. And i send you a lot of love. Reblogging this one, (if my erratic network and fate allows) :):) have a beautiful day/night ahead. You have moved me beyond words.

    1. I was hoping and praying you would feel this way… Now you’ve made my day! My face is smiling and my heart leaping for joy! And, too, thank you so very, very much for your most gracious words, my friend. All the very best to you, as always, w/peace, joy, lots of love and blessings! πŸ™‚

  2. Having read Nandita’s poem Duke and Duchess I too must applaud this stunning masterpiece. Your words, your flow, your deep insight are truly magnificent! I feel humbled to share the same screen as yourself…Jon…and Nandita and all the other amazing poets on here. You are so so skilled and skilful with the words and how you paint them…. Wow! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so very, very much, Krysia! I am truly quite humbled, and am honored to share your company in the world of blog as well! All of the very best to you w/blessings! πŸ™‚

      1. I’m being denied access to your blog. And even the link is taking forever to open. I’m so mad now!!! πŸ™‚

        1. It sounds like you’re still struggling against an ugly conspiracy! lol I’m so very sorry; if there were anything at all I could do, I would. Maybe try running a quick scan of your computer to make sure they are no bugs hiding away, then reboot and try again??? I do hope the conspirators lose the battle! And may they never have access to your computer again! πŸ™‚

          1. I use a smartphone, which to be honest isn’t being very smart lately. Also, I’m travelling. No Wi-Fi here . I’ll get back tomorrow and fix this Erato-green eyed monster-network trio conspiracy. Lol. Can’t wait to reblog your masterpiece. πŸ™‚

  3. ‘Of artistic love, poetic cove and heartbeats’. Now! that’s a poem I can read again and again. Absolutely splendid, and I admire the form – poetic prose.

  4. Reblogged this on Manan Unleashed and commented:
    From the mighty and oh so skilled pen of the Lord of Lyricism himself…I present to you my dear friend Jon’s absolutely enthralling piece dedicated to the Duke of Metaphor and the Duchess of Stanza…Thank you Jon for being you. Much love and light!

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