Today’s poem was written by Dr. Jessie Fields:
This is a poem I wrote in 2013 and was inspired to dedicate to a friend, Mary Fridley, who had just led a workshop on Love and Creativity.”
Mary Fridley and Dr. Jessie Fields
Love and Friendship
Top notes sing, lift high and upright the fallen star
Of love and friendship wide, no meek prelude to hot embrace.
Romance praise of rhyme over rhyme far
Forever unceasing has not and never slackened the pace
Of violence, war and hate everywhere unwound.
Begin again, give what human life requires
To thrive in soul, health and beauty together bound
Workers, a community of people re-creating, a new becoming inspires.
Take down the old books, here is a muse to make
A new world. High history and love in the mad descending hours
Search and create all the ways a hard hand to shake
A cold eye to shine. Teach this love, it is ours.
Jump we humans quick to hate and no peace find
We forget our real preference is kind.
For Mary Fridley
July 13, 2013
National Poetry Month
At Politics for the People
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