HEARTS NEED PROTECTING!!!
WRITING FROM THE HEART,
composed by Jonathan Caswell
Today he had some verses running around in his head,
And wanted to write right away….
Had supper, or breakfast; got the right attitude
And found he had nothing to say!
The stirrings of spirit—now which would it be—
We choose what spirit to serve…
We must needs to suffer our dignity
If the poet will keep no reserve.
For what good is cymbal or clanging gong*
If the end is a gutter well-filled…
For whom will the clarion trumpet sound
When a hearer has their guts all spilled?
No one expects a full-frontal view
When abiding for a time with an art….
The poet must aim for a thought that is true**
When writing so near to the heart.
*NOTE: See 1st Corinthians 13: 1-7.
**NOTE: Philippians 4:8 and 9