Sunday, September 6, 2015

JD DeHart- Three Poems

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher.  His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is currently available on Amazon.


they say they stood
there and saw

put a finger in the side
of heaven

they say that a spark
of eternity wore sandals

they say the cup
tasted like water then wine
then bitterness.

What is Needed

is the answer
yet another movie ticket,
yet another page
of the same novel
republished as a new one,
yet another friendship
broken and pasted
together, yet another
childish obsession

or does the answer
lie in a deeper question
of faith and reason
I am only beginning to form


solitude, the art
of being alone in a full
universe, the dancing lights
found in a lonely forest

silence, the ability
to close the mouth
in the presence of possibility,
the act of listening

prayer, speaking not just
to one's own shadow self,
but aiming comment, affection
to an unseen distance

charity, the act that cannot
be spoken or shared to be real,
a hand or eye or cup
extended to a tired being.

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