Poem of the Month, April 2016: Soul Music


Saturn’s gift is silence.
Uranus’ gift is truth.
Old age must turn the page,
Make room for restless youth.

Neptune’s gift is music.
Pluto’s gift is noise –
Voices over the wall
Of innocent girls and boys.

But what of ruler Mars
And far-out little Cheiron?
Do they house the souls
Of Shelley, Keats and Byron?