Rhapsody of finite exuberance

L. B. Mek


Rhapsody of finite exuberance

(after T. S. Eliot)



Twitch to that breeze of sneeze

Swipe, at nose tips that surmise

Seek ye a meaningful vindication 

Glimpse ye a gleaming pathology

Laden horizon with choice’s gravy

Label heritage as causality’s grave,

Finesse life so as to incarcerate fate

Drew drops as our tears crystallised 

Gloved warmth gifting stoic resolve

Scarlet scarves as necklaces of hope

Lament curating our heart’s fortification 

Woe, inspiring meaningful conversation,

Coughing gaiety to enrapture levity

Epidemic of laughter as our reward

Excess our life’s statement of success

Twilight as nature’s daily exuberance 

Existence as anathema to finiteness

Rhapsody our poetic transcendence



© L. B. Mek

April 2023

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 14th, 2023 01:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: https://mypoeticside.com/show-classic-poem-9713
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  • Views: 18


  • Goldfinch60

    May that rhapsody fill our lives forever Mek.


    • L. B. Mek

      That's the dream Andy, thank you!

    • Mottakeenur Rehman

      "Rhapsody of finite exuberance" is a powerful and thought-provoking poem that speaks to the human experience in a profound and meaningful way.

      • L. B. Mek

        glad you could connect with my humble scribble, dear Poet
        thank you! for your effusive words of support
        how very kind

      • Neville

        absolutely after Keats Mek ..

        I effervesce my friend & truly .. Neville

        • L. B. Mek

          you have me grinning ear to ear, Hyung
          I really hoped you would like this one
          your unfailing kindness humbles me yet again
          thank you!

        • sorenbarrett

          L.B. This poem is loaded, crammed, stuffed with lines of great depth. It requires multiple readings. A couple of lines that stood out to me "Finesse life so as to incarcerate fate:" "Lament curating our heart’s fortification" They provoked many thoughts and deeper emotions. Also sriking chords of recognition was "Coughing gaiety to enrapture levity Epidemic of laughter as our reward" How true this act that we put on, whether to convince others or ourselves. And a theme I have been proposing your line"Excess our life’s statement of success" said it all.

          • L. B. Mek

            sounds like you genuinely enjoyed the read
            I love your enthusiasm my cherished friend
            your kind support is never taken for granted
            humbly, I thank you!

          • crypticbard

            Can't hardly shake the connection with the common cold, which the whole family is now sniffling away through. The doctors have done their due diligence and told us to rest up and ingest lots of fluids, we got the common cold! Finally.

            • L. B. Mek

              how very thoughtful of you to share
              glad it's not covid
              hope you feel better soon, stay strong

            • thinkerbell

              A fine write , dear poet🥰

              • L. B. Mek

                thank you!
                glad you enjoyed the read, dear Poet

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