Sandberg’s Visit

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My fingers rest upon the keys waiting for words that will not come; neither inspiration.

Hapless “Poet.”

Now resting on sleep’s shoulder, drifting on sleep’s shore, young Sandberg visits in a dream, bearing Poetry’s Ladder.

“Struggling for several years I have written little” say I.  “My only completed works a few poems leaving no mark.”

The Ladder of Poetry is tall; extremely tall and I stand on the lowest rung.  I doubt I shall ever climb much higher.”

Sandberg smiled and shook his head.   “What you have done is no ordinary thing.  To be on the first step should bring you happiness and pride

for to be on this first step is to be far above the ordinary world; to strive to write what others read you must first know yourself; and of the City of Ideas a fuull citizen be.

To have come this far is no small achievement.  What you have done is a glorious thing.

And if no one remembers your poems save your children and grandchildren. well ist that not too a glorious thing?


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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1 Response to Sandberg’s Visit

  1. beetleypete says:

    Yes, if your children remember your work, it is indeed a glorious thing.
    (Maybe I should have had some children? 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

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