‘Humble Shant’ and Other Poetry by Neil Dachstadter The Society February 18, 2017 Poetry 5 Comments Humble Shant My humble shant be free of strife Untroubled see my simple life Skiff and paddle, hat and brim Gift unaddled bright, not dim Photo by Tunde Hegedus at Inle Lake, Myanmar Amid the Stream I walked amid the stream and trout Below the gleaming sun, and doubt Was rinsed away within the glow Convinced I stay, for thence I know. Photo from Margaret O’Driscoll Boast of the Crown Perimetric copper glow Platinum core of Aurum flow Gilded bronze of bended fire Molten Sun, unending pyre Circle crowning circle bold Ancientry; symmetric gold Burn desire, to churn my fame Yearning higher; learn my name Photo by Ansel Siegenthaler Arc of Fire arc of fire and vault of dark mark, inspire, exalted, stark burning pyre, ignited spark yearning higher, night embark Photo by Adam Scharich Neal Dachstadter is a poet living in Tennessee. His work has been printed in Decanto Poetry Magazine (UK), Western Viewpoints and Poetic Images: the Great American West (Woodinville, Washington), Society of Classical Poets Journal 2015 (Mt Hope, New York), Rocky Point Times (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico) and The Lyric (Jericho, Vermont). A member of the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia, he deployed to Hawija, then wrote on Lookout Mountain, continuing with Delta Kappa Epsilon International. Berkeley, Ann Arbor, and Athens encouraged him as a writer. In 2015 he wrote in Arizona at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument five miles north of Mexico. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Margaret O'Driscoll February 19, 2017 Congrats Neal, the poems are perfect gems and the pics beautifully complement them, glad to be a muse 🙂 Reply Neal February 23, 2017 Margaret, your photos have a voice. How much moreso the creator. Reply Margaret February 25, 2017 Thank you Neal Allegra February 19, 2017 So much said with so few words…bravo. Reply Neal February 23, 2017 Many thanks muchso Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.