Kim Barney


Poetry Heaven - Poem by Kim Barney

Last night I went to bed at eleven
And dreamed I went to Poetry Heaven.
Keeper of the Gate was not Saint Peter
But Robert Frost - - hey, what could be sweeter?

The first person I saw up there
was sitting in a golden chair.
It was my good friend, Hank Beuning,
And a golden guitar he was tuning.

Hank, I said, I've known you for years.
We've had some laughs, we've had some tears,
And I never knew you played the guitar!
He said, well, I don't, at least not so far,
But I've got lots of time with little to do
So I thought I might try to learn something new.

I walked a little farther in
And saw my new friend Mandolyn...
playing on her... violin.

And there's my friend, Maddalena Biela
with her husband, he's a handsome fella.

Udiah was there with Heather Burns
And they were sitting, taking turns
Writing the words to their new poem,
Their collaborative, classic poem about love
And it went like this:

love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love

I marveled at their poem and all the words on it
And said, They've written a LOVELY sonnet!

Then whom should I meet next?
Why, it was James McLain,
Just reading some old text
And he could not refrain
from asking himself
- -Is it poetry?

Mr. Spock was there with his pointy ears
But he said he hadn't seen Kirk for years.

Argentine Tango was eating a mango.
She's a person, you know, and not just a dance,
And so pretty you cannot resist just a glance.

Bull Hawking - - I asked him if he was Steven's Cousin
And he assured me that he wasn't.

As I went on, continuing my walk,
I met the Electric Lady, and she gave me quite a shock.

Then there was Valsa George; I spoke to her with ease.
(Does she know her name means 'Waltz' in Portuguese?)

There was E Nigma, Ima Ryma and Gajanan,
Deep Dark Soul Poet and RoseAnne,
Sandra and Lawrence and even Noreen
And a whole bunch of others that I had never seen.

I walked a little more,
Then suddenly I was lost,
And there I was again
In front of Robert Frost.

I said, Say, I wonder, can you answer me one thing?
Why haven't I seen Poe or Shakespeare or Browning?
He said, Oh, you won't find them here
In this part of Poetry Heaven.
This is just the Poem Hunter wing!

Then he said I hate to tell you this,
But there's been a big mistake.
It seems that here you don't belong!

... Then I was wide awake.

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A light-hearted look at some of the members I have met on Poem Hunter.

31 January 2015
Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil

Comments about Poetry Heaven by Kim Barney

  • Veteran Poet - 1,547 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (5/20/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this early morning delight! A lovely verse...thank you for the smile!
    7; 38 AM EST...My pc is out of sorts thus the; between the time...I do know better! LOL
    Dorothy
    Singing Still (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 751 Points Allotey Abossey (5/20/2015 2:22:00 AM)

    Hahahaa, creative and funny, well done (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 969 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/17/2015 9:38:00 PM)

    Wooowwww I love it..
    All your friends are present
    So imaginative of you to think of such
    And so funny at the end...
    deserves more that a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,102 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/11/2015 9:18:00 PM)

    A composition that is both creative and compelling. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 329 Points Marilyn Lott (5/3/2015 7:41:00 PM)

    A fun trip down the memory lane for poets. I enjoy the rhyming! Very nice, Kim! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Iwundu Wisdom (4/30/2015 3:36:00 PM)

    Poetry Heaven. That's very creative. I loved that I could flow with the entire structure. And I'm happier that you woke up.: -) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,489 Points Valsa George (4/29/2015 9:02:00 AM)

    Thank you Kim for admitting me too into the Poetry Heaven.......! I feel honored! I didn't know that my name Valsa means 'waltz' in Portugese! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,559 Points Clarence Prince (4/23/2015 12:21:00 PM)

    Nice piece of work! Anyway to meet those friends
    you can't missed out going to heaven!
    Thanks for sharing, Kim, well done! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,547 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (4/21/2015 11:54:00 AM)

    Lovely verse! A most enjoyable read!
    Dorothy
    A Poet Who Loves To Sing (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,273 Points Bharati Nayak (3/28/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    Lovely and, funny poem and a great tribute to Poem Hunter and its poets who make it a heaven.Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 938 Points Damian Murphy (3/25/2015 1:50:00 PM)

    fantastic imagination and very well written. made me smile (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,081 Points Brian Stafford (3/24/2015 5:58:00 PM)

    very interesting, well done! congrats on getting poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,009 Points Savita Tyagi (3/24/2015 5:37:00 PM)

    That is one fun poem to read. So glad it was on front page otherwise I wouldn't have found it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,119 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/24/2015 10:08:00 AM)

    There the tips of amusement in the poem and the lovely poem really enjoyed. well done. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,613 Points Bill Cantrell (3/24/2015 6:26:00 AM)

    Wow, a very creative and fun poem to read, I love that you included the many wonderful poets in this work, I see we have the same taste in poets my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,489 Points Valsa George (2/24/2015 7:55:00 AM)

    This is a very amusing write Kim, with a touch of satire! Yes, Robert Frost should belong to an upper circle, not to poem hunter! It is for amateur poets like us! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,732 Points Noreen Carden (2/23/2015 10:54:00 AM)

    I am very honoured to be mentioned in your lovely poem Kim.I love the poem wouldn't it be nice if there was a special section in heaven for p h poets. Well done enjoyed reading (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,559 Points Clarence Prince (2/22/2015 3:34:00 PM)

    Nice read, well done!
    Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,307 Points Michael Mcparland (2/15/2015 5:11:00 AM)

    This was a really wonderful poem and tribute to the art and so many of the friends and poets you respect on here. Excellent piece. I really liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,838 Points Sandra Feldman (2/14/2015 3:34:00 PM)

    You're poem made so many poets and readers happy.
    Now, go out and change the world, we need you! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 29, 2015


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