Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.” I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.”
It all depends upon your point of view:
Up there above the clouds, the Sun is bright;
Down here it seems the best that he can do
Is heighten contrast, marking with his light
The darker gray that makes the light gray white.
They say the eye of Faith can see the blue
Still there behind the sprawling gray, in spite
Of surfaces that yield up not a clue:
Seeing the Truth depends upon your point of view.
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Donald T. Williams, PhD