David Wood

Rookie - 339 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Heaven’s gates Poem by David Wood


I cannot reach the apple on the tree
It is always too high for me.
I can never write that perfect poem
It always eludes me no matter how
Hard I try.

Walking through the wood and on to
The lake – is that paradise found?
That drifting cloud – that blue sky?
Are we in heaven here on earth
To see such beauty?

Are heaven’s gates ever locked if
Beauty cannot be seen by the beholder?
Is heaven a step too far, a place one
Cannot reach, or are there glimpses
Of heaven we can see here on earth
As our life drifts from day to day?

Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Heaven’s gates by David Wood )

  • Freshman - 533 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (8/30/2013 2:30:00 AM)

    Walking through the wood is a beautiful experience. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 320 Points Poetheart Morgan (8/28/2013 4:04:00 PM)

    A perfect poem? For us poet i think is impossible. We are always seeking the perfection. Trying to reach the impossible. That is why we are Poets. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,608 Points Lyn Paul (8/27/2013 9:12:00 PM)

    I believe there are glimpses of Heaven - just the pure beauty of nature. Always enjoy your sensitive words David. I think you set your standards way to high for you are most certainly satisfying your readers (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (8/27/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    we are always reaching for something David. sometimes it seems impossible enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (8/27/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    we are always reaching for something David. sometimes it seems impossible enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 291 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (8/26/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    A fine question with confusion. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/26/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    rightly said perfection is unlimited skies and earth and ever on it attracts/ as someone wrote if there is heaven on this earth it is here it is here..it was about Kashmir...but applicable any where there is beauty glimpses of heaven we see ....beautiful poem with beautiful thought mind jerking thank (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 715 Points Shahzia Batool (8/26/2013 1:16:00 AM)

    So beautiful indeed...an arresting write...wish to quote all here! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,313 Points Valsa George (8/25/2013 9:35:00 AM)

    'Man's reach should exceed nis grasp or what's a Heaven for'? ! Striving is greater than achieving! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,254 Points Sekharan Pookkat (8/25/2013 2:23:00 AM)

    perfection-we can try for it without loosing soul (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,478 Points Diane Hine (8/24/2013 8:14:00 PM)

    If we did write perfect poems wed have to give up poetry because we'd have nothing more to strive for.
    We should enjoy the challenge. Very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (8/24/2013 11:53:00 AM)

    a lot of important questions asked. somehow I feel a part of heaven is here on earth. just a feeling David good ink (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/24/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    Heaven is here in this beautiful planet....But often it go unnoticed...and we go in search for heaven...
    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,850 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/24/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    Heaven is what we make of earth. Beautiful poem. Please see my new poem 'While Here' when you have time. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,250 Points Anthony Di''anno (8/24/2013 5:54:00 AM)

    I think it depends on where we focus our attention. One man's hell being another man's heaven compared to his own hell. We do live on a beautiful planet though. Lovely poem David :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,652 Points Dave Walker (8/24/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    When we open our eyes here on earth, we can see things that we
    can imagine heaven to be like. A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,147 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/24/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    heaven we can see here, very good my dear poet, thanks. (Report) Reply

Read all 17 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]