Glory is:

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Glory

“Paths of glory can be many. Which do you want to traverse?

The First World War poets well realized “that war is not glorious and the people they are fighting are not their enemy.”

You can either keep your focus on human theme; that is directing your poem towards the meaning ‘high renown or honor won by notable achievements’ or towards ‘magnificence or great beauty’.”

“Age is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.”
— Martha Graham

-the fiery reds and purples of a sunset
-a painting imbued with haunting light
-a field of wildflowers in a riot of color
-people who save others: firemen, policemen, doctors, nurses
-the face of a mother when her baby is born
-standing up for your rights when there is no crowd behind you

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Glory is:

  1. Myrna says:

    Yes there is glory in all your examples. I am grateful for your poem that reminds me of the glorious task of many.


  2. wyndolynne says:

    Glorious and full of grace.


  3. susanstoo says:

    What a fine list to define glory anew!


  4. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh yes….all the glories.


  5. Sumana Roy says:

    In each example there is so much love and strength. This is what makes a human a human. Beautiful.


  6. oldegg says:

    it is always good to make a list of those things we should be grateful for…especially as the list becomes longer and longer as we start writing!


  7. jaerose37 says:

    I love how you have expanded the quote – very effective


  8. Ron. says:

    Great list indeed; salute to all & salute to the author!


  9. Cressida says:

    Standing up for the rights of others without backup is truly courageous. Good list.


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