by Peter Menkin
4/06/2009 / Poetry
White House Rose Garden: Nation's Spirit
by Peter Menkin (2000)
We the people dream
you live sometime in rest
visiting the rose garden
at the White House, Mr. President:
part of a Presidential
spirit that lives with almighty
and ancient strengths brought
to new world refreshment,
a hope that is America's
desire for reason. Civilized
republic and visions
of history. More than one
man of power living common
desires for a better world
tended by providence's hand.
The great spirit of nationhood
comes upon the country
this season again, again.
Audio reading of poem by poet is here:
Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.
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