Percy Dovetonsils

Rookie - 41 Points (12 Aug,1948 / Tokyo, Japan)

An Insistent Knocking


Life, said the old poet
is an insistent knocking
on doors that won't open
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  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (5/30/2014 9:58:00 PM)

    .............a marvelous poem.....and congratulations on member poem of the day...enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Nathan Coppedge (5/30/2014 9:01:00 AM)

    An admirable poem. Thank you.

    And I invite anyone to visit my poems on this site (link on my profile) . Abstract, urban idealism. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 855 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (5/30/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    I liked this poem very much...in the end, I guess, everyone becomes homeless and the feeling of being at home is only a short-lived illusion... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,228 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/30/2014 6:32:00 AM)

    looking for a new house, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,738 Points Smoky Hoss (10/31/2013 7:39:00 PM)

    Be careful he doesn't run you over on his way out... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (5/30/2013 12:19:00 PM)

    Great! all the comments fit, one of the best poems on this site (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Howard Leek (5/30/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    Made me really think, enjoyed the poem especially as you can read however many times and not get bored of thought.
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (5/30/2013 7:12:00 AM)

    Very philosophical and nice. Life is transient (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/30/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    Loved the poem.
    I believe doors were made
    to keep us in, not out. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,822 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/30/2013 12:51:00 AM)

    Virtually flawless stanzaic structure & cadence highlights and fuels this fine display of contemporary free verse.
    Close-out line speaks volumes & delivers with poetic power...~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (2/17/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    I have found that one of the hardest lessons- not that I ever felt myself to be superior, no my inclination ran in the opposite direction from superiority- but the older I grow the more I must admit, we're all much the same, in every way that counts. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (2/17/2012 2:41:00 PM)

    I have read this through several times. It delights each time. Percy - I like reading your work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephen Stirk (7/26/2009 5:33:00 PM)

    Much truth in here I feel
    Best
    Steve (Report) Reply



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