Hope Like The Horseman

Along comes the horseman
When things seem unclear;
No rhyme nor a reason,
But suddenly there.

Hope is a Horseman,
He comes of Free Will.
The horse that he rides on,
A bitter sweet pill.

Darlin, sweet Darlin,
There come the times
Somethings seem gruesome,
Yet turnout just fine.

Yon comes a horseman,
See how he rides,
O’er horizon,
A gallop, a time.

Clothes on the clothesline
Dry in short time,
High on the desert,
The light of sunshine.

Hope is a horseman,
The roan that he rides.
Often times white ones,
bear well hidden lies.

A Love of the Desert
Is sometimes a lone
Singular effort,
Arid as stone.

Yonder, a horseman,
Rides a straight line;
Darlin, sweet Darlin,
Here comes the rhyme:

Poetry cautions
Emotions decline,
Run into notions
A gallop, a time.

The horseman, an ocean;
The sand, bitter brine.
He rides well; a rise swells;
A kiss to the mind.

Four-Square, just be there;
To share in the Rhyme;
Given us Reason,
A beat in Good Time:

Rope in the sorrows
That borrow the mind;
Reap in the morrows
Belief in, to find

The troubles today
Narrows and blinds;
A song of the horseman,
A poem well defined,

To give, to my Darlin,
The sweet piece of mind.

Make of it, Darlin,
Make as you will;
Sometimes a Desert’s
A bitter-sweet hell.

Hope, like the Horseman,
It comes of Free Will;
Love is the horse on
He rides when he will.

Hope is a horseman,
A white horse he rides;
The sun, just the notion,
A cloud only hides.

Yon, comes the horseman;
See how he glides –
Much like the ocean,
Hope, like the tides,

Come again, go again;
Watch how it slides –
Seek out what good in,
Life there abides.

©2016, Marvin Loyd Welborn
02 December 2016
Poem’s Score -1.3

Lyric Poetry, the first songs, recognized by various forms: psalms, odes, elegies.

There are so many whirling crosswinds in contemporary American poetry, so many voices and schools vying for attention in our cultural noise that it can be difficult to sort things out, to understand the various issues at play. Some of the conversation around contemporary aesthetics is serious, much of it distracting or frivolous.

Lyric poetry has its roots in the Egyptian hieroglyph and the Chinese ideogram, the Hebrew letter, the Greek alphabet.

The Greeks defined the lyric as a poem to be chanted or sung to the accompaniment of a lyre (lyra), the instrument of Apollo and Orpheus, and thus a symbol of poetic and musical inspiration. It emerged from religious ritual, tribal practice.

Aristotle distinguished three generic categories of poetry: lyric, drama, and epic.

Lehman, David; Hirsch, Edward (2016-09-06). Best American Poetry 2016 (The Best American Poetry series).

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