A Poet's Pen
Give me a poet's pen, a poet's mind,
A poet's heart and then to find,
A spirit rare, an eye to see,
A love of nature passionately.
Give me a solitude, a peace within,
A way with words and then begin,
A perfect rhyme, a wordsmith true,
Inspiring wisdom old yet new.
Let my soul wake and then at last,
Forget the dimness of the past
The Phoenix rise to find her flight,
Erase the staleness with delight.
May challenge to the muse thus bring
A melody, a song to sing,
A song to last forever more,
An opening to heaven's door.
Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes, immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents. She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons. She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images. A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain. She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.