Above all meaning

The trouble with a poem
is that you read it once
and if the words do not speak to you
the moment is short-lived; gone.

If the poem calls to you,
calms your troubled soul;
it will draw down
your defences
and soothe your heart
against your woes.

It will make real
what your heart desires
in moments lost to reflection;
be still and listen
for the poem has transcended
all of the poets’
quiet intention.

© Copyright D. Archer October 2011