Painting by Serguei Zlenko‘Sara’s Prayer’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society December 18, 2019 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 12 Comments Sara’s Prayer* Take me beyond all thought and word, where only beauty can be heard. Then silently, before Your throne, I’ll dance, Dear Lord, for You alone. Claire* She dances like a flowing vine that has the most exquisite line drawn by the hand of the Divine on this most grateful heart of mine. *Sara & Claire are professional ballerinas and our adopted fairy granddaughters. A Haiku Reality seems to dance with the aurora on the edge of dreams. Laundry Day—2019 for Jared Pearman & Bruce Dale Wise I sit and wait here in the sun as brains are hanging on the line. A few more minutes, they’ll be done. The frayed one on the left is mine. It’s still a little dingy-grey, but nothing like it used to be. And once it’s dry, I’m on my way— no need to press, it’s wrinkle-free. Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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) 12 Responses James Sale December 18, 2019 Delightful poems, Joe – thanks, really enjoyed them. Reply Leo Zoutewelle December 18, 2019 Joe, the immediate perfection of your thought in these poems is exhilarating! Leo Reply T.M. December 18, 2019 Joe: This is poetry at its best – reaching to the heart, giving pleasure, stimulating thought, causing us to wonder at the power of a few well-chosen words and well-crafted phrases, and making us wish we’d written that. Thanks so much. T. M. Reply Beverly S Stock December 18, 2019 Super, as always!! Reply Amy Foreman December 18, 2019 Your poetry is always a pleasure to read, Joe! Reply James A. Tweedie December 18, 2019 Joe, you have shown yourself to be a mighty minimalist. Lovely and well done. Reply David Paul Behrens December 18, 2019 Short, concise, well crafted and beautiful. Reply Rohini Sunderam December 18, 2019 Perfect pleasures! Thank you. Reply David Watt December 19, 2019 Very nice work Joe. They are quick to read, yet leave a lingering impression. Reply Peter Hartley December 20, 2019 Joe – I must wholly endorse what everybody else has said about these little verses.For their size they pack a punch and move me to profound cogitation. And that doesn’t happen very often. One slight criticism… Nope, I don’t think I have one. Reply Joe Tessitore December 22, 2019 Thank you all very much! Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant April 11, 2020 You have an admirable way with words that shines in every poem in this collection. The haiku particularly beautiful. 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.