a Time for Poets

Gerry Stefanson

of position, of power

of deeds that inspire

or of only conspire

placing their sword in the stone

call in the poet



regaled, honoured, displayed

truth, wisdom even stayed

saga, sonnet, verse, play

too bury truth

placing their sword in the sword in the stone

call in the poet



thus the way of man

railed and lost

paled and flayed

inspiration-coin, soul, passion

placing our swords in the stone

call in the poet



leaders will lead

soldiers will follow

desenters to fitting gallow

jaded quill-smiths,easy verse

placing their swords in our hearts

call in the poets

T'is a time for poets

 

© Gerry Stefanson 2012