Collected Poems of John Holmes
Holmes, John A., Jr.
With words, to day he brings a full and stronger light;
With words, he makes us see beyond the ordinary sight.
With words, he shows us life is sweet;
With words, he gives us drink and meat.
With words, he binds us hard and fast;
With words, he builds a structure that will last.
If words were actual to sight and touch, his mind
Would never hold the thousands that he knows;
Yet there he easily can find
A poem that lives and breathes and grows.