Today's poem is by Marilyn L. Taylor
The Geniuses Among Us
They take us by surprise, these tall perennials
that jut like hollyhocks above the canopy
of all the rest of usbright testimonials
to the scale of human possibility.
They come to bloom for every generation,
blazing with extraordinary notions
from the taproots of imagination
dazzling us with incandescent visions.
And soon, the things we never thought would happen
start to happen: the solid fences
of reality begin to soften,
crumbling into fables and romances
and we turn away from where we've been
to a new place, where light is pouring in.
Copyright © 2004 Marilyn L. Taylor All rights reserved
from Subject to Change
David Robert Books
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!
Web Monthly Features
About Verse Daily
Submit to Verse Daily
Publications Noted & Received
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2004 Verse Daily
All Rights Reserved
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2004 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved