"Florentine Poet" by Alexandre Cabanel‘Itinerant Poet’ by Leonard Dabydeen The Society April 15, 2018 Beauty, Poetry 3 Comments “The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’Amour You are not alone on this wind-rush march, Itinerant ink scribing papyrus Upon demands and deadlines flaming torch; Or over ant-hills disturbed omnibus. Sometimes the hour is long as day or night, And eyes rebel to yawning, sleeping tide; But you cannot haul sail in a ship’s flight For the ink must flow where shadows abide. When it is not by your will, but dharma This oeuvre fest embellishes your mind Deep in all your literary karma; And unfurls all your constraints free from bind. Where vista cravings for horizons tempt, Our writing rhapsody must be well spent. Leonard Dabydeen is author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems , Xlibris Publication(2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publication (2015) 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) 3 Responses Sathyanarayana April 15, 2018 Wow! Beautiful by dear friend. The couplet sums up the thought (as it should be in a sonnet) with a tingling wordplay Reply Leonard Dabydeen April 16, 2018 Thank you my Dear Friend, Sathya. Your sparkling comments always stir my cravings to ink the next poetic line. Reply Leonard Dabydeen April 16, 2018 Thank you, Evan Mantyk for posting my poem, Itinerant Poet, during this Poetry Month of April. 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.