"The Divine Inspiration of Music," by Nicolas Regnier, 1640‘Spirit’ and Other Poetry by Lorna Davis The Society June 13, 2016 Beauty, Poetry 5 Comments Spirit Where once a spirit, pure and bright, Would sail on gossamer wings of light And pass through realms of endless night Amid the stars in blissful flight, Now life resides in flesh and bone, Amid the masses, yet alone, Concealing sins he must atone, The cares of life a heavy stone. Where, now, the music of the spheres? The song is sung, and yet, who hears? Can heaven’s voice reach mortal ears When drowned by mortal pain and tears? And, should the spirit find the key To break these bonds and set him free, Will the lessons of mortality Have stained him for eternity? The Harvest It’s what you’ve learned to feel in life That you will feel in death; The love or hate that fills your heart Will fill your dying breath. The machinations of this world Are but a stage for learning; The fires that fuel the spirit Are what keep the wheels turning. Each moment on this earthly plane Is one more chance to grow, But what you’ll harvest is your Self; Be careful what you sow. Lorna Davis is a poet who is happily retired and living in California. 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 5 Responses elizabeth henry June 14, 2016 Beautiful verse; I love it! Reply Lorna Davis June 27, 2016 Thank you! Reply Reid McGrath June 27, 2016 I enjoyed these as well, Lorna. Nice work. Reply Lorna Davis July 1, 2016 Thank you, Reid! Reply Kathy F. August 28, 2016 Ethereally beautiful! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.