What poetry is about: Two poems

by Glenn Currier

I just wanted to say
that early this day
I read two poems to myself
and to my wife
that we agreed made us think
and then to delve.

Philip F. DePinto's "What we will miss."
and then another from my friend Chris,
Sorrenti, that is,
"Eating Pizza with God."

From Phil, he made me pause,
and reflect because
I've had to think about what's beyond the veil
in recent weeks, and what death might entail,
and he made me feel a little joy
about the things of earth I might regret or enjoy.

And in his inimitable way one of the things we often miss
how God is right here in this mess right across the table from Chris
That's the way I read it anyway,
maybe not what he meant to say,
but that's the cool thing about poetry
it's not just about what we mean but what it helps others to see.


Author's Note: As I paused this morning to dwell here in a not so Pathetic way, and discover depth of meaning I needed right now. Thanks to these two great poets and to all the rest of you who make this site such a delight.

Posted on 04/14/2018
Copyright © 2019 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/14/18 at 07:39 PM

Wow. Thanks Glenn for this very poetic plug. And Phil's poem too; an excellent capture of Earth compared to Heaven.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 04/15/18 at 11:32 AM

Thank you Glenn, my friend. I am much honored and blessed to be included, along with Chris, in your soul provoking ode. I think the purpose of poetry is as you've described which makes living and writing much the more worthwhile and enjoyable The beauty of its affecting us all differently which I suppose is as it should be. Different, not as a condition to create discord, but rather, harmony.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/19/18 at 02:43 AM

This is part tribute, part inner thoughts. A unique poem, very personal. Thanks very much, Glenn.

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