Cento Moments

These lines are taken from Edgar Allan Poe’s and  William Wordsworth’s wonderful poetry.

Solitary, clear, profound
Grains of the golden sand
Between the water and a winding slope
Were dancing to the minstrelsy.

A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
A Whirl-Blast from behind the hill
Answering to the shouting Cuckoo
“Always write first things uppermost in the heart.”

And the silken sad uncertain
Rustling of each purple curtain
With altars undisturbed of mossy stone
Slowly settle into peaceful calm
Out of SPACE- out of TIME,
The harvest of a quiet eye.


9 thoughts on “Cento Moments

  1. Brilliant! Love those final two lines ~ how on earth did you manage to cobble together already-written lines into such a meaningful, tranquil & beautiful poem? 🙂 #rispekt

  2. Always write first things uppermost in the heart…nice…that is wisdom there…the harvest of a quiet eye is a killer line too…def probably not easy to put their words in a blender but you do it well…

  3. Wow, I really love this poem, you’ve mixed their lines into something new, and each stanza hangs together. The first stanza hits me like a “haiku moment” on a windswept beach.

    But what I love most is how the stanzas together (to me at least) talk about how to see, feel, and think poetically. This would be a great poem for re-reading whenever I want to get into the right frame of mind to be inspired to write.

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