Sunday, October 13, 2019

Deep Down Hidden In All....A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins


Deep down hidden in all of us is a well spring of great joy, just waiting to be discovered and brought to the surface.

©   M.N. Hopkins

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Quotations by M.N. Hopkins

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Poetry Is - A Poem by Dominic Windram



Poetry is a kind of refined consciousness.

It shines a light on unfamiliar particulars.

Poetry cuts through the crude machinery of now.

It is akin to vintage wine: it matures with time.

Poetry quickens the senses and delights the soul.

It is everything and nothing. It is paradoxical.

Poetry is an exploration of the kingdom of the mind.

Its symbols span the centuries and many lifetimes.

Poetry is a turning away from the amorphous crowd.

It is best composed in the deep silence of solitude.

Poetry at its finest provides a voice for the voiceless.

In the ragged realms of night, it is a constant source of solace.

O may sweet poetry always burn brightly throughout the ages,

In spite of the dark powers that strive in vain to bring it down.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Liberty Or Death? - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins




Most run or they hide

Will you advance or retreat?

Liberty or death?

©  2019     M.N. Hopkins

Note:   This poem was inspired, written and published for the first time today, the 10th of October 2019 on my blog in the haiku style of poetry.



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Templars Are Gone - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



The Templars are gone

Who will defend the righteous?

When corruption rules

©   2019    M.N. Hopkins

Note:    I have been looking into the history of the Templar Knights of recent and I suppose that this was the inspiration for this poem.  I wrote it yesterday and today and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 9th of October, 2019.



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Monday, October 7, 2019

Our Saints Were Sincere- Three Variations Of The Same Theme - Three Poems by M.N. Hopkins

St. Francis Of Assisi


Version # 1

Our Saints were sincere

Thorns in the side of the Church

Made Saints after death

©   2019    M.N. Hopkins

Version # 2

Our Saints were sincere

Thorns in the side of the Church

Scorned then, useful now

©   2019     M.N. Hopkins

Version # 3

Our Saints were sincere

Thorns in the side of the Church

They loved from The Source

©    2019    M.N. Hopkins

Note:    I wrote these three poems a week ago in three variations of the same theme.  If one changes one or more words it can change the meaning yet stay within the same theme.  The reader can decide which poem resonates the most with them and tell me in the comment section below which number it was.   If you would be so kind?

I have written all three poems in the haiku style of poetry and published them on my blog for the first time today, the 7th of October,  2019.


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Poetry by M.N. Hopkins