THE POETIC BLOOMINGS READING ROOM #29

I consider this next featured poet, a poet’s poet. Along with Earl Parsons and the late Salvatore Buttaci, he is also truly one who lets his heart fill the page, driven by his love of life and his unwavering faith. He fits in well with the dynamic we’ve created at POETIC BLOOMINGS. Daniel Paicopulos has earned much respect through his work and the story of his life journey is rather intriguing and worth paying attention to (see link to his interview with Marie Elena below). He gives us a glimpse at his view of this poetic life in his piece entitled, “Source Material”. It is a heartfelt testimony to the gathering of like-minded souls here in our “Garden”. Daniel is a beautiful bloom!

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SOURCE MATERIAL, by Daniel Paicopulos

Some writers
find their words,
buried in the compost of bitterness,
in a field of anger and resentment,
sown by sorrow, raked with regret,
fertilized by vengeance for abandoned love,
ironically giving birth
to beautiful blooms

Other writers
find beauty in everything,
in their children, of course,
and family, friends, and lovers,
but also in the catalog of daily living,
in the exotic rose,
the mundane marigold,
the common fern,
predictably giving birth
to beautiful blooms.

Most writers
have a sadness muse,
prompting great works
of love and loss,
replete in their integrity,
they open their veins,
water their seedlings with blood,
painfully giving birth
to beautiful blooms.

All writers
know, regardless the source,
no matter the topic,
the truth will come out,
honesty triumphs,
love trumps cuteness,
every time,
each wonder-filled heart
generously giving birth
to beautiful blooms.

 

Written for Prompt #53 – Returning to the Soil

 

Find Daniel’s work at his blog Daniel, Living Poet

7 thoughts on “THE POETIC BLOOMINGS READING ROOM #29

  1. There he is! A living poet. A living hero. A living example of love and good will. One whose poems (including this one) speak to who he is. One I am thankful and honored to call “friend.”

  2. Congrats, Daniel. Your works stirs the soul in many ways. As for your Source Material, I know I try not to be the Some, but it’s difficult at times. I prefer to focus on the Others, but sometimes mix in a little Most. Of course, we All have a story to tell. And you tell it well. Write on.

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