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Jonathan Platt Poems
A Spider's Web
Silk-thin silver strings woven cleverly into a lair, An intricate entwining of divinest thread... Like strands of magic worked upon the air, The spider spins his enchanted web -
I Am The Sponge
I think of happiness as a pool of water, And into it, I will plunge. I think of happiness as a pool of water, And me, I am the sponge.
Love And Power (A Moment's Reflection)
Dreams are fragmented memories Twisted and tossed, A mingling of scenes blasted By Insanity's chaos,
When Youth Was My Friend
I remember my days of childhood, When everything was brighter in life - It was as if the world was covered in jewels And sparkled with heavenly light.
There Is A Moment...
There is a moment when the sun descends the western stairs And welcomes the coming dusk... When the sky fashions a color That beckons the painter's brush.
My eyes are drawn to that boundless expanse, Where mystery and beauty and enchantment romance... And each star spreading its elegant glow 'Til their sphere of light into eternity flows;
Hot Summer Days
As the world revolves, The hot day dissolves While the sun rolls slowly into the west. And now the moon slips in
Butterfly: The Unbridled Flower
A small girl entered my bower- Through the old, weathered gate she crept, Wandering quietly among the flowers With cautious little thief-sneaking steps.
Our Lives Are Like The Fireflies
Essence Of The Soul
The soul, like a fragile sphere of glass, Holds the white radiance of heaven. When the many trials of time are passed, The soul bursts like an exploding star,
A Dream Begins Dark And Silent
A dream begins dark and silent In a realm untouched by light, Like a chamber without a window, Like a star- and moonless night.
Time Is A Burst Of Lightning
Comments about Jonathan Platt
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
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A Spider's Web
Silk-thin silver strings woven cleverly into a lair,
An intricate entwining of divinest thread...
Like strands of magic worked upon the air,
The spider spins his enchanted web -
His home so eerily, spiraling spreads.
His gossamer so rigid, yet lighter than mist,
And like an eight-legged sorcerer - a wizard blest,
His lace, like a spell, he conjures and knits;
I witnessed such wild ingenuity wrought and finessed,
Watching the spider weave a dream from his web.