Singing the Sources always Reveals
the previous and the Present,
what we, the called, will carry,
what Love can Limit and Lose,
the hallowed hallways we will Haunt,
the genuine Gestures we have made,
the devious dramas we Live,
the delicious Drives we envy,
who follows the fallen souls,
and what daring in their delivery,
what Help in the Hand of the adherent,
what harmony is inherent in the singing.
/ / /
The actor doesn’t like singing,
but he knows the songs are sources
of much joy and previous
pain. And though he cannot carry
a tune, he knows he cannot limit
himself to Hollywood’s hallways,
that broad gestures
may bring him to Broadway’s dramas.
Everyone knows what drives
him, that he follows
no one, that the delivery
of his lines is his hand
grasping his talent inherent.
/ / /
Two poems this week in response to Wordle 48 at The Sunday Whirl.
In both poems, I have used the words in the order in which Brenda sent them in the “early words” email. This would not be apparent from viewing the wordle at The Sunday Whirl. Don’t ask me why; it’s just what I did this time.
And this is the first time I’ve written two poems to the same wordle. “Sources” is a departure for me. When I was done writing it, I felt I wasn’t done with those words yet, thus “Gestures”, which is more like what I typically write.