The Age Of Gold

Yet with the woes of sin and strife

Our World has suffered long

Beneath the Angel-strain have rolled

Two thousand years of wrong:

And man, at war with man, hears not

The love-song, which they bring

Oh! Hush the noise, ye men of strife

And hear the Angels sing!

For Lo! The days are hastening on 

By prophet-bards foretold

When with the ever-circling years

Comes round ‘The age of gold’

When peace shall over all the earth

It’s ancient splendours fling

And the whole world sends back the song

Which now the ‘Angels sing

 

                                                                Po

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◄ 'The non believer '

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poemagraphic

Sat 5th Jan 2019 09:41

I seem to have gained another flower!
Two for one!

Thank you all so much for your kind words together

Jose, Brain ,Lisa, to add to list of people I have yet to say thank you to.

The support from fellow WOL- ers. for this piece has been so overwhelming to be honest.

I wish all of you a muse filled year of poetry and prose and long may you all compose.

Thank you all

Po

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poemagraphic

Sat 5th Jan 2019 09:26

Clarke this is such a beautiful comment thank you kindly

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Clarke

Thu 20th Dec 2018 11:16

Wow, this is incredible. It's as if the words just float from the screen.

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poemagraphic

Tue 18th Dec 2018 20:54

Fred thanks for liking 'The age of Gold'

Po

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poemagraphic

Mon 17th Dec 2018 21:56

Hi Big Guy
First off my friend, I must thank you for introducing me to elPintor. Following your advice I wasted no time in looking up the names you propounded.

'Heosphoros' was an introduction to another dimension of poetry. So often I feel the lines between ‘love and light’ good and evil are indivisible.

Angels of darkness are, all too often given a bad press. Lucifer was a rebellious soul but the hypocritical Christians have done far worse things here than any angels of darkness could do in our corporal world.

Was/is Lucifer the ‘The light bringer’? Good, evil, dark, light… It’s all a matter of perspective in my books.

I have an extensive library of esoteric books. .They are indeed arcane and mysterious.

If I committed a serious crime the ‘press’ sic. Would have an absolute field day making it known that I had huge collection of occult books and was a devil worshiper.

This ‘fact’ in reality could not be further from the truth. It would be a true statement in one sense of the word and also an utter lie…

It would peek the ‘imagination’ of many a reader and sell papers.

I have a strong secular conviction, as many of the topics and subjects of my poetry will portray.

However it would also be true to say I have absolute proof positive that I have conversed with realms outside of most people’s knowledge and certainly their current believe and understanding (religious or otherwise)

Truly, I am an impiety and a believer an oxy-moron indeed.

I always respect your comments and am grateful for your insight and often the historical content that adds depth to the subject matter.

In my book (yet to be published to this world) Poetry is a ‘medium’ (excuse the pun here) to enter the realms unseen and transmute the esoteric to exoteric.

Blessed be
Po

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poemagraphic

Mon 17th Dec 2018 17:13

Bloody hell Alan, your comment is so right.

I concur old mate’ That’s is exactly what this situation proved to me in no uncertain terms.

I am really looking forward to reading some more of your poetry. I am a newbie here and am having so much fun and gaining so much insight.

Plus I love playing with my organ.

Big Sal

Sun 16th Dec 2018 12:23

elPintor and I have both agreed that it is more than interesting to read imagery having to do with angels, because most of the oldest tales tell of them being militant - not so much cuddly, winged creatures saving man from himself.

I admit, Po, I've used them for my own share of imagery and such, but I always also like when the angels take on the opposite role - that of aggressor or oppressor instead of savior.

Always interesting to see a tale in which the bad guy is the protagonist.?

Your piece read like a sonnet in structure and reverb.

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Alan Travis Braddock

Sun 16th Dec 2018 10:56

If you believe all that you can knit fog.... I've been waiting for 86 years for a religion to improve the world and all they do is cause more conflict. Mankind keeps stumbling along, tripping over its own feet, inventing better ways of killing - etc. etc. etc..... don't get me started (again).
But organ music is nice, always....

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poemagraphic

Sun 16th Dec 2018 08:26

I have put a ‘Zoom H1’ on my Santa’s list Mark.

My old Yamaha has a great church organ ‘voice’ and some nice Angel Oh’s! and Arh’s ! I might tinkle on the old ivories (sounds so much more posh than bash the plastic) which is nearer truth.

I would love to have a lute bed but might have to settle for me cheap charity shop uke, not as comfortable to the ear but needs must.

I love your soundbites btw. I often nip over for a lick of MCN.
I adore your “The Menin Gate” and “Down by the Mewstone”

I have to thank you here not only for your support Mark, moreover for inspiring me to add to the collection of audio on WOL. (My misses might not be so appreciative)
I have been banished from the house so have set about making a makeshift recording studio in the caravan ready for 2019.

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poemagraphic

Sun 16th Dec 2018 00:37

Hi Anya thanks for the like!
Nice to hear from you.

Po

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poemagraphic

Sun 16th Dec 2018 00:27

lol Hi Brian Thanks for your comment .

No I wrote this on parchment in an old scroll font.

It looked like a page from an old bible The caps were hand coloured and the whole thing looked impressive.

Sadly the beauty of the calligraphy is lost in transference to the digital typeface options on WOL

I did not even know what an acrostic poem was until I saw 'The Big Guy's' this week!

I might have a go mate

What an odd word this would be lol

Have a great Sunday

Po

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 15th Dec 2018 21:31

These words would be well suited to a hymn tune to lift the spirits.
Nice to see a hope-led blog at this time of the year.

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Brian Maryon

Sat 15th Dec 2018 21:26

Hi Po - is this meant to be an acrostic poem?
What do the intial letters stand for?

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poemagraphic

Sat 15th Dec 2018 19:24

Thank you for reading and your thumbs Jon.

Po

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poemagraphic

Sat 15th Dec 2018 09:15

Thank you for taking a peek Becky.

blessings
Po

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Sat 15th Dec 2018 09:13

Hi Taylor

I do have several poems in my head about God! When she gives me the go ahead I will post a few. ;)

I have posted here somewhere in WOL land

"Only when there are as many religions as there people will be truly have 'Peace on Earth and good will to all men"... and women... and the birds and the bees... and the flowers and the trees"

One day T, one day

Thank you again for your welcomed support

Po

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Sat 15th Dec 2018 09:07

Thank you for taking time to comment Ghaz.

This is my prayer.

I have quite a few different styles and topics yet to come.

I am aware that several have been a bit dark for Christmas

This actually was themed around Christ-mas somewhat.

Not being a 'Christian' this is as near as I venture.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 15th Dec 2018 09:05

I enjoyed this Po eloquently evocative for believers and non believers alike...?

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Sat 15th Dec 2018 08:15

The angels sing!!! I hv bn hearing these words since past few days.....carol practise going on in full swing.

Different style of writing in this poem...i m also experimenting.....will share as soon as its cooked...hehe

I enjoyed the flow in the poem, full of peace, music n rythm.....

By prophet-bards foretold, when with the ever-circling years, comes round ‘The age of gold’, When peace shall over all the earth............... A prophecy that will come true in tyms to cm

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