Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 6, 2017

A Chapman’s Wares~by Paul Lenzi



A Chapman’s Wares


“The Yankee Pedlar” by Thomas Waterman

itinerant verses

drawn down

from the muse

of white mountains

eclectic selections

come rolling their


wagonload way

to the song of

the poet the peddler

the tinker the trader

the merchant of words

the vendor of idioms

passing through

ancient-spoke forest

to learn from the

narrative traces of trails

that descend and declaim

of green woodsides

the lakewater uplands

that overlook

travelers through

literate valleys

the landscape where

cognitive homesteads

aspire to acquire

intellectual implements

artforms of function

a wherewithal

shiny with language

and prized dialectic

that vies for the eyes

of those minds

who would think

in eccentric new

shapes of the world

and the manifold ways

it might best

be experienced

willing to haggle

hawked prices

of metaphors

set within syntax

to satisfy even a

freeform aesthetic


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!!

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