by Esther Thornburg
(Cantril, Iowa, USA)
How do time ripened poems of well ripened age
Arrive at the permanent place found on the printed page?
From the notes there comes a published book.
The deep rooted thoughts bring another look.
How did the author survive the maze?
There were the emotions, from joy to rage.
No wonder someone said, "Congratulations".
It was the result,the completion,of lengthy anticipation.
Through the years on down the way,
Memory may hold the message it had to say?
It could be a gift for occasions, graduation or birthday.
Hope it brings inspiration and brightens their way.
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