Gregory Wm. Gunn

Rookie (January 3,1960 / Windsor, On., Canada)

Coloratura - Poem by Gregory Wm. Gunn

I rediscovered you tonight
after a lengthy absence,
flourishing on the threshold
of a clover leaf,
a Paris green opera house.


Autumnal eye perceived
you during maidenhead
time in all your nubile élan.
You had to swallow
your pride to return
to this branch, and now
even the fuchsia-faced
asters wave their welcome.


Junoesque and elegant,
then, and at this time,
gained for your charm
an inimitable light
that ascended soprano,
sustaining a rangeful,
charismatic 'voce di petto'.


Nothing in your composition
has lapsed nor pitched
into an achromatic refrain.
Goddess Diana continues
to sing and dance
in your enchanting eyes.


I rediscovered your unique
'savoir vivre', and you were
unarranged by my unflagging
faith, but I will always admire
you even when the maestro
moon isn't shining so
spiritedly over the silver
stream of song.


Comments about Coloratura by Gregory Wm. Gunn

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (11/21/2015 4:26:00 PM)

    Autumnal eye perceived
    you during maidenhead
    time in all your nubile élan.....Very amazing expression that touches the heart of reader. Fantastic composition shared really.
    Goddess Diana continues
    to sing and dance
    in your enchanting eyes.......Interesting and wise sharing...10 (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/21/2015 11:30:00 AM)

    Great imagery and nicely written poem...10 (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch Francis Lynch (11/21/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    Imagery reigns here. Well-done. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood David Wood (11/21/2015 2:07:00 AM)

    Lovely delightful poem, excellent diction. Worthy 10. (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (3/2/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    Gregory, These are poems the Magic flower of winter... (Report) Reply

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (2/25/2008 3:36:00 AM)

    I was gripped by the first two lines... who couldn't relate to that... and then I fell in love with the rest. Another piece I wish I had written...so pensive, free-flowing and eloquent, not a word wasted.... t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 24, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, October 13, 2008


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