Painting by S. Elayaraja‘For Prithivi’ by Frank De Canio The Society February 12, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 2 Comments (thanks for your kindness) How like a star in a darkening sky, appears an unexpected friendly deed. How much more so when storm warnings belie the growth potential of one’s kindling seed. But though my firmament was overcast from waiting for a bus to get to work – which forced me to hop in a van, aghast at paying more – a kindly girl would perk me up with navigational finesses. Assuring me the driver was on course, she gave me, with additional largesse, a ticket free of charge. Despite that source of succor, caring less what it was worth, I prized it as a token of rebirth. Frank De Canio was born and bred in New Jersey, and works in New York. He loves music from Bach to Amy Winehouse, World Music, Latin, opera. Shakespeare is his consolation, writing his hobby. He attends a Café Philo in Lower Manhattan. NOTE: 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. 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) 2 Responses Robert Walton February 12, 2017 You’ve achieved smooth meter and natural rhymes – excellent work! Reply Frank De Canio March 10, 2017 Thanks so much Robert. I appreciate your comment! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.