“Night: Seaport by Moonlight" by Joseph Vernet ‘Love’ by Leonard Dabydeen The Society July 12, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 8 Comments Where a lamppost spreads a white spot light Nursing silent night with canny purr, A racoon crosses there in sudden flight. Where an old man walks his dog this hour With a leash that’s buckled to his hand, The dog stands briefly pat in belled collar. Where a beggar sits while others stand, Passersby don’t stop along their way, No one cares about his open hand. Life has parity that fills each day That’s beyond the scope of a tomorrow; How we see our world around at play Makes it important: share love, not sorrow. 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) 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 8 Responses Sathyanarayana July 12, 2018 Wow Leonard, from Canada with love. The message goes well to touch the hearts. Reply Leonard Dabydeen July 12, 2018 Thank you, Sathya. Reply Zachary Dilks July 13, 2018 Great poem, Leonard! It’s got a powerful message to it and authority in its voice. Reply Leonard Dabydeen July 16, 2018 Very encouraging. Thank you, Zachary. Reply Satyananda Sarangi July 14, 2018 Hello Sir, greetings! I have often wondered about how short pieces have so much in them. This deep work of yours says it all. I’ve always enjoyed reading you here on the Society’s website. Regards Reply Leonard Dabydeen July 16, 2018 Happy you’re enjoying the read of my work here on TS, Satyananda. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit…’ ~ Shakespeare. Thank you. Regards. Reply E. V. July 19, 2018 I liked your expression of message and imagery. Reply Leonard Dabydeen August 10, 2018 THANK YOU, E.V. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.