Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Warlock’s Rubric--By John Polselli--United States

The Warlock’s Rubric

Sail down upon the river, child;
   Sail on beneath the bridge,
Where lives a hidden wizard, mild,
   Providing tutelage.
Drift deep within the darkness, where
   His soft voice beckons thee,
And drop thy anchor by his lair--
   O, heed his urgent plea:
“Do not release the rose of youth
   Regardless of thy years,
For should it fall and wither, truth
   And joy shall turn to tears.
Ensnare the springtime in thy heart
   Until thy final breath,
For though thy mortal cloak depart,
   Thy soul shall conquer death.”

John Polselli’s poetry has been published in many literary journals and is the recipient of several Editor’s Choice Awards.  As a poet, John enjoys composing in all traditional forms including free verse as well as inventing his own.


  1. Hi, John, to me your poem whispers a certain message and I also love the balance and flow of your words........... Very creatively done! Sheri

  2. I love love love the mood and the message. Psychology tells us we have a child, adult and parent within each of us. I know adults who have lost their child. Your warning is important.

  3. Dear John,

    Welcome to Whispers. I like how you created the Warlock's Rubic and the message of wisdom woven within. A lovely read thank you for sharing it with us and thank you for the kind comments you left for me.


  4. Hello John. Thank you for sharing your poem with us here at Whispers. I enjoyed reading it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments on John's creative and well-written poem. I will send the comments to him. John, it is so good to have you a part of Whispers. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.