A Minstrel Hides



In the background
as I write
I always hear a song
Ringing clear
and ringing true
my wishes to belong

The words composed
in beats of time
with room for me to breathe
Awaiting  
as the meaning sings
for voices to retrieve

In the background
as I write
where letters dance with glee
A minstrel hides
between the lines
my spirit his to free

I’d gladly trade
these phrases inked
for one unfinished tune
To sing upon
the coming wind
—and float my heart’s balloon

(Villanova University: May, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on May 12, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABcxxc xxxxxx ABdxxd xaexxe x
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Characters 500
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Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6, 6, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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