Behind the round Door by Paul Lenzi

I am honoured to feature a poem in response to the photo prompt… from Paul Lenzi of Poesy Plus Polemics

hobbit door

someone kind
someone gentle
whose dreams have no edges
whose skin bears no scars
no experience pained by
sharp corners of life
here lives someone who laughs
with big round belly sounds
sees the world with a settled
polite equanimity
wanting no special advantage
at peace with their
insular place in a circled society
feeling its comforting
sense of inclusion
of sharing
non-linear systems of
faith and philosophy
reverent with music of spheres

or perhaps the round door
simply leads down the
rabbit hole
granting uncertain asylum
to truly mad minds

Please visit Paul’s site to read more of his work, or see his books on Amazon.

Paul F. LenziPoet Paul F. Lenzi is the author of eleven full length volumes of poetry, and he writes a popular poetry blog that enjoys the acclaim of a large international following. He is a retired insurance company executive, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey of Italian immigrant parents. The author is a Rutgers University alumnus where he studied philosophy and political science.

Previously published poems by Mr. Lenzi have appeared in the anthology Great Poems of the Western World, in the Rutgers University literary journal and in the “New Hampshire Troubadour” literary magazine.

Mr. Lenzi is a proud member of the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, and the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. He currently resides with his wife in rural New Hampshire.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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13 Responses to Behind the round Door by Paul Lenzi

  1. Miriam says:

    What a great poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. adeleulnais says:

    wow I loved this poem it really resonated with me.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary Smith says:

    Brilliant poem. I’ll look him up.

    Liked by 1 person

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  5. macjam47 says:

    I loved Paul’s poem. Perhaps it does lead down the rabbit hole.:-)


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