Poets Corner: A Higher Order of Thinking


A Higher Order of Thinking

Convergence somewhere

Between idea and dream

As insight once formed

Sends us soaring free

I remember the movie

About Vincent Van Gogh

How the cry of creativity

Made us cry

We still do

Drawn by powerful

Magnetic fields of dreams

Full of remembrance

We stumble over foils

Of our own make

Despite proclamations

To make it new

I need a kick-start

A word perhaps colors

Off the deck field pond

Meadows beyond

Three shades of green

Still water cerulean blue

Or whispers of cloud

From ferry to town

This week we grieved

Who was left to grieve

Locked gates of memory

Opened flood gates wide

Peter Karoff’s most recent book is “The World We Want, New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change,” AltaMira Press 2008. His poems have been anthologized and published in various periodicals. Now a resident of Santa Barbara, he and his family are longtime fans/visitors to Martha’s Vineyard.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times welcomes contributions to Poet’s Corner. Dan Waters, former poet laureate of West Tisbury, will select poems to be published here. Submissions should be directed to dan@indianhillpress.com.