Wednesday, April 25, 2018

varied with vestiges of honor - V

                                                                                                             Author Jef132
Image: An Afternoon of Heavy Showers (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
praise spirit singer song more road 
path dignity rain cloud, forget 

in praise of the spirit
accentuating the singer
and not the song

more than anything else
was the road to excellence
a beaten path dutifully taken

with dignity impacting on
an outright spoiler
virtues of summer
rain varied with vestiges 
of honor kept falling
in abundance

it came under a cloud that 
one was wanting to forget 
for the threat of rising 
waters was ever present

Lenni's at A to Z Challenge - V for Varied Vestiges 
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  - summer


  1. Interesting, the road to excellence the beaten path dutifully taken. That is cool, Hank. I can almost feel the rising waters, given the heavy rain.

  2. Sure a path that will beat one down, but have to keep on trudging through. Or learn how to swim.

  3. "in praise of the spirit
    accentuating the singer
    and not the song"
    And then, after this honor, or before it--all of the circumstances come into play. A thoughtful poem beautifully rendered.

  4. Ah, that pesky threat of rising water, ever lurking ...

  5. Rising waters can surely put a damper on our celebrations!