Poetic Interlude XVII


Like all the most bewitching sins,
You overflow with vice –
Oh, let the merriment begin!
And don’t skimp on the ice.

You comfort me when I am woeful,
And you meet my giddy grin,
You permit me to be social
Go on, pour the tonic in.

Sobriety is over rated –
Life with you has been sublime;
You know that I’m self-medicated:
Pour another gin and lime.


The Field

The swallows swoop, singing –
My foot gives the meter
The grain grows in chorus; Demeter’s refrain.
I march each new furrow,
Attending the tiller,
Powered by petrol, no longer by hay:
I’ll conquer this field by the end of the day.


I reap what was sown in
A more hopeful season:
I feel as they did in my forefathers’ day.
The sun and the sweat
And the flies are the backdrop
The reaping’s fulfilling, in back-breaking way:
I’ll conquer this field by the end of the day.

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©2013 by Tyler J. Yoder. All rights reserved


About Ty DeLyte

Madame DeLyte has suffered a grave disappointment - YET AGAIN - and still believes that freedom, beauty, and truth are what's valuable, rather than vulgar cash. He'd add love to that list - but, well, what can he say about love?
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17 Responses to Poetic Interlude XVII

  1. beautylgu says:

    Reblogged this on BeautylgU and commented:
    This poetry is INCREDIBLE! Such captivating words; Inspirational.

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  3. Liked it. Nice to find a poet who used rhyme and the sort of language I can understand!

  4. Ah brilliance has spoken – ‘Sobriety is over rated – Life with you has been sublime;’
    cheers and congratulations!

  5. tinathomas2013 says:

    Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:

  6. arezue says:

    your work is truly beautiful

  7. 2cupsofjoe says:

    Oh yeah, life without a bit of enjoyments can be very boring indeed. Very nice poetry!

  8. yaraafandi says:

    follow my bolg, you’ll see plenty of AMAZING poetry!

  9. uknownfriend says:

    This is the KIND of poetry I write and LOVE to read. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to hear more from you! Cheers, -Nick

  10. Tyler J. Yoder says:

    Thank you all, so much! I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the support. I’m truly grateful. For more like this, every Sunday I lost a fresh Poetic Interlude.

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