My Latest New Favorite Poet: James Weldon Johnson

Greetings Bloginistas!

Here’s a quick post of a gorgeous poem by someone I had not yet heard of (a truly “New Favorite Poet” for ME, anyway) until reading this poem posted by one of my fave Bloginistas, Biblioklept.

“LIFE”

Out of the infinite sea of eternity
To climb, and for an instant stand
Upon an island speck of time.

From the impassible peace of the darkness
To wake, and blink at the garish light
Through one short hour of fretfulness.

This poem is so short, and absolutely crammed with meaning and philosophy. Even though it IS brief, I still have some favorite lines, solely for their musicality, not meaning (although like I mentioned before, EVERY LINE is meaningful):

“To climb, and for an instant stand
Upon an island speck of time.”

Just simply lovely.

Here’s a link to his bio, @ poets.org: James Weldon Johnson

Enjoy! Jamy 😀

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