I'm interested in poetry. Unless otherwise stated, all poems I post are my own, original works: Copyright © B.H. McIntosh.

Poem: Faith's Alchemy

24 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

Sometimes the only thing that separates two hearts is a leap of faith... ----- Faith's Alchemy I hope I'm right, I'd love to be,Not wrong about your subtlety,Mistaking all the signs I think I see,Believing that they're meant for me. Please forgive my...

Poem: My Little Bird

23 May 2019 1 minute read 2 comments bhmcintosh

Hope is a wonder in this world of ours, capable of working miracles... ----- My Little Bird My little bird, whose name is Hope,that happy creature of my soul,chirps a merry tune to me,the sweetest song I've ever heard,that warms a heart made stiff by...

Poem: Three Little Words

22 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

For some, the most difficult words to say out loud are these three little ones. ----- Three Little Words I must not speak those words aloud,for if unleashed on open air,they might burst my chest apart,and with such powers so endowed,explode my beatin...

Poem: Reflections on a Star

21 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

Once, I reflected on how a photon of light from a faraway star traveled a unique path through space to eventually reach my eye...and I was amazed by that. I try to capture the wonder of that in this piece. ----- Reflections on a Star I see you, dot o...

Poem: Heart's Desire

20 May 2019 1 minute read 5 comments bhmcintosh

It is a marvel how the heart can invest our words with added meaning, a context beyond what is written, or spoken... ----- Heart's Desire I know these words come from my heart,And are marked with that sincerity,That takes my roughened speech apart,An...

Poem: Obey!

19 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

To resist conformity is to stand aside and to stand is the risk of being an individual... ----- Obey! That instinct to community,That holds us in its sway,That basic instinct driving us,To live a certain way,Caring not for loneliness,But tak...

Poem: Goodnight

18 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

Ah, just to sleep like a baby, an untroubled innocent, with not a care in the whole wide world... ----- Goodnight Goodnight, dear friend, take your ease,Lost in blessed sleep. Give yourself to goodly rest;In slumber peaceful, keep. Relax your body an...

Poem: I Could Not Love You More

17 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

Here I try to consider Love as being greater than any particular human attribute that we may focus upon... ----- I Could Not Love You More Were I tall as Rhodes' Colossus, rather than of modest height,Were I strong as Hercules, instead of lacking mig...

Poem: That Power

16 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

I make a pitiful attempt to suggest some sense of this powerful ALL. Please excuse my invention of the word "underment." ----- That Power No hand can hope to stay it,No earthly voice gainsay it,The laws of physics but convey it,And all nature does ob...

Poem: Your Secret Smile

15 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments bhmcintosh

Our best, truest, most authentic smile may not be the one show publicly... ----- Your Secret Smile They clamor for a birds-eye seat,to catch a glimpse, a peek or two,of everything you say and do,and often you are flattered by,so many eyes, attracted...