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

  • Gold Star - 44,238 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/17/2015 8:25:00 AM)

    wonderful really, I am grateful.. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,146 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (8/12/2015 9:44:00 PM)

    Wish you were asleep for a little longer and could see me at some poet's feet.
    It's a tribute to PH. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 695 Points Alexandro Johns (8/11/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    Felicitaciones. Así se crean realidades poéticas. Enorme inspiración sobre lo cotidiano. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,533 Points Brian Johnston (8/9/2015 9:45:00 AM)

    Well I do think Bri Edwards protests too much, but he is an extravagant guy. Clever poem and nice to see some of my favorite poets recognized as well. Keep up the good work! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,581 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/1/2015 10:56:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,156 Points Bri Edwards (7/14/2015 3:57:00 PM)

    well, before reading the poem, i have read some of the comments. maybe you don't need another? ! :) bri

    i'll forgive you for not including me (1) BECAUSE i don't think we had 'met' yet, and (2) because of THIS:



    Maybe........
    .. When Hell Freezes Over!

    I may, one day, be in PH Hell,
    but not in PH Heaven...........;
    you know damn well!
    Though my poems I do leaven,
    you'll never catch the Bri.....
    in this or ANY Heaven! !

    ====================================
    AND i didn't even know the verb definition of leaven before i wrote this!

    2 leaven
    verb

    : to make (something) less serious and often more exciting

    : to add leaven to (bread, dough, etc.)
    leav·ened leav·en·ing
    \ˈlev-niŋ, ˈle-və-\

    bri :) cute poem, Kim. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,981 Points Walterrean Salley (7/9/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    Love this. Creative. Full of humor and good thoughts. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,390 Points Ken E Hall (7/8/2015 3:51:00 AM)

    A clever tongue in cheek look at fellow members which sure gives us all a smile and lots of love love love...regards (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,675 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

  • Gold Star - 10,292 Points Allotey Abossey (5/20/2015 2:22:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,649 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

  • Gold Star - 6,165 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

  • Freshman - 646 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 - 6 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 - 30,273 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

  • Silver Star - 3,955 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 - 1,675 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

  • Gold Star - 7,914 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,611 Points Damian Murphy (3/25/2015 1:50:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,546 Points Brian Stafford (3/24/2015 5:58:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 29, 2015


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