Poetry by Shigé Clark

"Let the battered heart rejoice"




Ahhh, the song of a story
The swell of the spirit in the words
How they reach out to catch you,
Soul to soul, a life transferred
Ah, the sweet reunion
As though kindred souls reunite
Returning to abandoned truth
The beauty, the wonder, the light!

– s. Clark

If I could write a world into existence…
And keep it turning over by persistence

Flaring sunlight with imagination
Twisting whirling words into creation

If I could spark a soul into these pages
That could endure beyond the dreary ages

To fill your hearts with roaring joys and laughter
And sink them in the sorrows of disaster

If I could sew such friendships in the weaving
Of my still words, such that you mourn their leaving

And dream adventures worthy of your reaching
With messages so true they merit teaching

If I could write a world to life and breath
Then I could gaze unfaltering at death

And know my life worthwhile in the living,
For letting go is joy, if it is giving.

– s. Clark

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