From February 2013.




A Reader's Complaint

Why must you write about unpleasant things,
Of pride and lust and anger and vexation?
Give us the moon in June, and Saturn's rings.

Write about how the winter sunrise brings
Hope to the hopeless, subtle consolation:
Why must you write about unpleasant things?

Describe the way St Agnes' choir sings
And fills your weary heart with jubilation!
Give us the moon in June, and Saturn's rings.

Give us cool dewdrops, clover, angels' wings,
A rainbow's end, a bright star's lumination!
Why must you write about unpleasant things,

Of things to which a taint of sadness clings?
Why speak of wrecked loves, psychic perturbation?
Give us the moon in June, and Saturn's rings.

Let's have good cheer, some raucous roisterings!
Spare us the Kurt Cobain impersonation!
Why must you write about unpleasant things?
Give us the moon in June, and Saturn's rings.





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-02-11 at 14:46

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shells
Love the form, it flows so well and as a bit of a sombre, depressive writer, I do agree! I'll try and write something cheerful.
2018-02-12


Bibek
I wish I could write like this!
2018-02-12


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Ah, such craftsmanship!
2018-02-12


LFD3
Yes. I see your point. Let us proclaim things of sheer beauty. Personally speaking..when I need a bit of a grumble I use poetry to vent!
2018-02-11