At a Peace Reading, a poem

Laying our mystic grace like the psalmist’s table before enemies

Jamie Dedes
Dec 10, 2019 · 1 min read
The first of George Frederic Watts’ paintings of “Hope” / Public Domain Illustration

“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” Augustine of Hippo


At a café, a peace reading ~
the reverent and irreverent
We delivered our poems as prayer
as though every Utopian dream of ours had the
fragrance of sanctity, the well-chiseled
face of true North …

A battalion on the march, we poet-healers,
laying our mystic grace like the psalmist’s
table before enemies

We are sure . . . positive . . .
while we hike the mountain of our despair,
we sense the true depths of human Hope along
the wormholes in the spacetime of our convictions

Verse as Commentary

Jamie Dedes

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A freelance writer, poet, content editor, and blogger. I manage The BeZine thebezine.com and The Poet by Day jamiededes.com, an info hub for poets and writer.

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Verse as Commentary

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