POETRY WILL WARM US: A SYNOPSIS

Our Poetry will indeed warm us

The Lantern Meet of Poets

The other evening, as the wind heaved its breezy chest in the day’s final sigh, and the parting warmth of a retreating sun bid the somber land adieu in a tender embrace of dusky farewell – a butterfly; a handsome fellow with willowy antennae, broad speckled wings and quite a bit of courage, flew up to me and quipped;

‘‘All that is done in love, is done well …’’

It took me a moment to recollect myself and admire the wee fellow’s arthropoid guts and artistic temperament – as his arcane quotation of the post-impressionist Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh, revealed.

‘‘And what would you know of love, little man!’’ queried I, flustered.

The little chap opened his mandibles slightly, and I reckoned he would respond with a detailed polemic; but he must have thought the better of it – for his antennae drooped a notch, and a little color…

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