CW Poem Correction
The poem “Solitude” by June Davis Handte was included in the annual March/April CW Poetry Anthology. The last two stanzas were accidentally omitted. The poem appears here in its entirety.
Could I but be an insect small or pretty butterﬂy,
Up into the poplar tree I’d go, and there I would defy
The world to topple, crash or fall!
I’d just settle back and with a sigh,
Forget those things below,
The leaves like little angels’ wings,
Would hypnotize me so.
Their song in perfect harmony
Delights the wind you see,
It whispers gently in my ear,
Saying, “Come to me! Come to me!”
I’ve found my home, my secret place,
Up in my poplar tree,
Where I can dream and plan and be alone
And get in touch with me!
I’m sure the birds must wonder
Why I am in their tree
And why I do not fly away
The whole wide world to see.
But here I sit so happily,
So quiet like a dove,
Secure in all I see above,
Content in God’s Eternal Love.
June Davis Handte