Wisdom is sometimes nothing more than common observation seen through a different lens. I have found that writing poetry tends to make me think more deeply about the world about me. Common things become object lessons and simple trains of thought become almost sacred feelings.
I recommend poetry for contentment. It is a pleasure to write and a wonder to read. It is as varied as any prose could ever be. It always delivers the philosophy of the author and seems unable to hide his truths.
I have chosen these poems for their variety and for evidence of my proposition. I hope people enjoy them.
quid pro quo
seems right and fair
is that possible
and would we even dare
for each wants the better deal
so the idea seems surreal
thus we contemplate the bottom line
and each time we win declare it divine.
Oh, silliness, we sing thy praise,
you brighten up our gloomy days
you make us giggle, laugh and snort
and sharpen our mind for quick retort
as bright as sunshine rays.
So let us our glasses raise,
a toast to levity's golden haze
and let our very thoughts cavort—
Troubadours tune their lays
in many and varied ways
but the best, I report
are the light-hearted sort
that are hilarious forays—
The hushed, slant light of twilight falls
and shadows lengthen to the east;
nature paints crimson city walls—
halcyon soft focus eye feast.
In silence each human recalls
warm, misty memories thus released.
I thank whatever gods there be
for milieu fit for reverie.