July 02, 2007

The Fifth Day

I spent five days enraptured
An established poet
signing his book of poetry
had written ‘to Jacquie
fellow poet, with respect.”
I was lifted to a pleasant wonder
and showed it to all I met.
Enjoying, each time, the compliment.
Most said ’that was nice of him’
on the fifth day
Jenny with clear honest eyes
‘Why wouldn’t he?’
Didn’t she understand?
No she was moving me on
to acceptance,
to a higher wonder
I am a poet. (How hard to write).

—Jacquie Williams

Posted by dwaber at July 2, 2007 11:34 AM