"On a Sailing Ship" by Caspar David Friedrich‘Speechless’ and Other Poetry by Clive Boddy The Society June 16, 2022 Beauty, Humor, Love Poems, Poetry 6 Comments . Speechless I have smelt the perfect scent of the flower of a rose, Known intoxicated freedom where frangipani grows. Watched majestic rivers meet the wild and moody sea, And flown right over mountains where only gods should be. I have drunk the purest water in the deepest caves on earth, And gazed on golden treasures of the most immeasurable worth. I have stared and wondered at the emptiness of space, But nothing leaves me speechless as the beauty of your face. . . Pigs Pigs who fly are my favourite pigs, And wheels which won’t go round. Upstream seas, and winter bees, And clouds that lie on the ground. Fork-eaten soup and gobbledegook, And pennies by the pound. Snow that rises, nonsense prizes, And all not lost, not found. . . Originally from England, Clive Boddy is a Yorkshireman currently living in Perth, Western Australia. He is a semi-retired academic and has held professorships in Leadership and Management. His numerous publications include two books on the effects of corporate psychopaths on employees, organizations and society; and a single book of poems called Poems of Love and Location. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. 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) 6 Responses Sally Cook June 16, 2022 Mr. Boddy, Never shoddy, Anybody Knows its true — For you sir, Clive — You are alive In what you strive To be and do. Many thanks for the Pigs. Reply Clive Boddy June 16, 2022 Thanks, and you are most welcome Sally. I do like the occasional nonsense verse. Reply Norma Pain June 17, 2022 The romance of Speechless and the wonderful nonsense of Pigs, I love both of these poems. Thank you Clive. Reply Gary June 17, 2022 ‘Speechless’ is an appropriate title for your first poem of the two, Clive. because in a sense it initially left me speechless when I read it. What a romantic you are. I particularly like the vivid imagery of lines three and four. Well done Sir! Reply Clive Boddy June 17, 2022 Thanks Norma and Gary, My poems have mostly been in a drawer for nearly 40 years while I plucked up the courage to show them. Glad you like them. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 18, 2022 I love the irony of ‘Speechless’ – it says everything about love while claiming to say nothing… lovely! As for ‘Pigs’, I love em, and your flying pig poem had me smiling. 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.