Where To?

Where To?

A Poem by Lovecraft

The sweet meadow nearby, perfumed flowers, alive with vibrant colors,
Bluebirds swirling and singing their beautiful melody, carefree and happy,
Small chipmunks scurrying pleasantly back and forth, playful things,
Cloudless skies with bright sun, oak tree's nearby to provide shade,
A lone Dragonfly buzzing through the meadow, blue and green,
While an Eagle soars far above but does not hunt here.

But what of the Swamp not far off?

Dank and wet, decaying in its own degradation and filth, cloying mud,
Darkness pervades, swallowing the sun, while Owls and Rats scurry,
Giant Moths searching for the Light that is not present, floating,
Spanish Moss hanging from withered tree's, trying to grab something.
A Bat darts through the swamp, chasing its minuscule prey, eating.
Then there are the Whippoorwills, mocking in their tone.

Perhaps I shall visit both. 

Perhaps I have to visit both,
In my own due time.




© 2017 Lovecraft



Author's Note

Lovecraft
I wrote this while listening to Zep's Stairway To Heaven, lol. :)
Also this is mostly symbolism. ;)

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It's no contest here where your heart lies though - there's a clear bias towards el swampo. The meadow stanza is quite beautiful but quaintly so and without action is sparse but look....look at el swampo !! It's dynamic as 'hell' (pardon the pun) with all that activity and those 'doing words' lol.
Yup, it's 70-30 or 60-40 in favour of where you will go Lc.
:))

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

Ha! The pink dawn is approaching, I can see it! No more watching me like a voyeur.
Tony Jordan

7 Months Ago

Aww.. I haven't see a 'pink Dawn' in like forever and I'm rarely up at the crack of Dawn either :DD
Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

I usually am. I'm a Night Owl, splendouring in the darkness before dawn.



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The next place I wish to visit would be Heaven. Swamps have to many bugs. You have some very nice lines in this one. Valentine

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

Thanks. I actually live less than a quarter of a mile from a small forest that contains swamp area's.. read more
When i was reading the poem, i was trying to imagine the place described. i could see the images of the beauty depicted

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Borice. I like the juxtaposition between both area's.
boygene borice

7 Months Ago

Welcome :)
It's no contest here where your heart lies though - there's a clear bias towards el swampo. The meadow stanza is quite beautiful but quaintly so and without action is sparse but look....look at el swampo !! It's dynamic as 'hell' (pardon the pun) with all that activity and those 'doing words' lol.
Yup, it's 70-30 or 60-40 in favour of where you will go Lc.
:))

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

Ha! The pink dawn is approaching, I can see it! No more watching me like a voyeur.
Tony Jordan

7 Months Ago

Aww.. I haven't see a 'pink Dawn' in like forever and I'm rarely up at the crack of Dawn either :DD
Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

I usually am. I'm a Night Owl, splendouring in the darkness before dawn.
Love this one. It gives me two different pictures and yet to try to collide with each other beautifully. Well done.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

Danke! ;)
I love the opposing themes, the dark counterpart of every beautiful and cheerful description of the meadow. This could be a metaphor for life; you must take the good with the bad.
Very well written, I loved it.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Casey Lou

7 Months Ago

I do, too. It brings out a little something extra in me, no matter what I'm doing.
Listening.. read more
Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

I'm now listening to Hotel California, lol.
Tbear

7 Months Ago

Very intriguing writing..the light, the dark, the beautiful, the creepy. Thank you for creating ..wr.. read more

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