caught in amber


(Inspired by  ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’  by John Keats )

The Poet, like a warrior, guards against the erosion of years.

Capturing a moment with sweet rhyme or flowing verse,

A perverse need to imprison Time.  The Poet’s curse,

To bleed thought and feeling without end or send us

To the madness of mindless nothing.

Unfading and unchanging view sketched in the ink of immortality,

Cheating the finality of death and age.

The thought, the rhyme, like some prehistoric fern caught

Upon an amber page, remains for our understanding.

From our souls we endow

A Precious gift of  then

Preserved for the endless now.

© Susan E Birch  –  2013



About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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3 Responses to FOSTER-CHILD OF SILENCE, By Susan E Birch

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