‘All Such Poets Emit Great Delight’ and Other Poetry by Lacey Longpre’ The Society January 24, 2013 Poetry All Such Poets Emit Great Delight. All such poets emit great delight. In such darkness they radiate light. Though despite the demise, They continue to rise. All such poets continue to write! In Soul Sleeps Love, in Newborn Slumber Bay In soul sleeps love, in newborn, slumber bay. Thou scatter ample budded, breasted rose; These blossoms silken bodies, purest way. Shall age-long spirit awaken from doze. Such tiny feelings, sometimes, flutter fast. Such cherubs hover over heaven gates, Gold flickers, kindle warmness, kindness lasts. Wings, zealous, pursue bonding sacred Fate. Alas! You never beacon tempting lure, Less wisdom surface, set maturing eyes, Or moral changes into dead allure. I, waiting patient, sitting here surmise: Swift love so kind shall magical appear. Away temptation! Pious love endear! In Light of Winter Winter wind that howls and fowls the ache of my soul. Thou angry chill comes. That kind kiss of his doth rise, and makes it hard to despise. Blizzards flail and blind The stars, mind caught in the bleak Catacombs of snow. Rising suns appear to beam. Gentle love we stitch to seam. Rain hurtles callous And sheds malice in sky tears, Attacking spirit. Love makes itself through fire. Slays pain with its desire. Clouds strike a fist of Zeus, kills the dove and blankets Red in the pale snow. Evil’s wick shall burn no flame. Golden hearts put all to shame. Pitch of darkness reigns, Hope feigns and shakes and steadies, Flowers cast shadows. Zeal seeks and seeps through the black. Vile storms resume to lack. Trees stretch to pull sun From the heavens. Done with the Flood of sad and cold. Hearts grazed the wrath of grimness. Set grand warmth into primness. Winter creeps away And falls into sleep. Slipping And frayed turned to change. Such passion brings wings to thee. Sin vanquished brings spring to me. Note about this poem: Rengas have been known to be hundreds of lines long but I kept to thirty-five lines, one line shorter than the popular Japanese form of the Kasen. Brief Bio: Lacey Longpre’ is attending Pierce College Puyallup in Washington state. She plans to earn her MA in Creative Writing at Western Washington University and become a published author and college professor. Lacey was published the previous year in the Creative Communication Anthology, A Celebration of Poets. These poems are among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your 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.