Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

A Poem by Richard
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      Beside the pond ~


          Alone,

          I sat beside the pond

          this morning.


          Early sun ...

          vibrant in its warm flush

          of golden welcome

          came cascading down

          from the treetops,

          embracing grass,

          gifting colors vividly alive,

          lifting flowers' faces …

          with their honey-pollened smiles.


          I was amazed

          at how the breeze knew

          I missed you

          or was even thinking of you,

          but I’d swear

          it touched mine with your cheek,

          slid a wisp of your locks

          across my shoulder,

          and became the sweetness

          of your breath.

 

          Olive oil and rose bouquet ...


          ... it hung for awhile

          in the morning air,

          a fragrant marker

          along a trail of yesterdays,

          leading to You ...

          places of dreams and hope,

          of love and laughter

          and impossible possibilities.

 

          I almost started to believe

          I’d turn my head ~

          and you’d be there.


          Each year

          has come and gone …

          You, like fertile mana

          ever glowing, growing

          in my heart.


          It’s said all things end,

          and walking back to the house,

          I sensed that coming truth

          as Autumn's leaves

          began falling

          like tears ~

          washing around

          my feet.




                  Richard W. Jenkins

                         ©2015





1st Place

"Poetry About Loss Contest"



© 2018 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Picture is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated. : )

I was asked to post a Free Verse for a change; so, here one is … hope you enjoy.

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I loved the gentle imagery that you created, that ended with a poignancy indicated by the falling leaves.
Although not normally a writer ( or lover) of free verse, I felt that this worked particularly well. You may have helped to change my inhibited views. Thank you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Mr.Writer

1 Year Ago

Umm... ok?!
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Year Ago

Tetchy ???????????



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On the banks of Avon I too have dreamt and thought of 'impossible possibilities' when mind and body were in sinc and dreamers dream till brightest moon overpowered the sky and one begins to wonder,'Why?' Beautiful imagery. The scene you have chosen reflects a dreamy spot where this reader often sat. Thanks for the memory.

Posted 16 Hours Ago


Soft and endearing words Richard, and how often something so simple can reach into our hearts and bring tears....

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Day Ago

Thank you, Dear Stella,
for feeling my poignant heart.

Hugs to you, Lady-Poet!.. read more
Stella Armour

1 Day Ago

I love gentle poetry :)
Richard

1 Day Ago

I perceive why You would, Stella. : )
The photograph is wonderful and you have done it great justice with your talented write. You have created a scene of such gentle beauty and evoked the senses. I particularly liked the fragrances you introduced wafting in like a breeze through your lines. Your final stanza is so true. All things end, all things pass. This is a lovely piece of writing. Thank you.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Lady Christine,
To receive such accolades and appreciation from a poetess of your high note i.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It is a great pleasure to read you Richard. Thank you.
well deserved first place...
your endings are clinchers and wrenching
i see your discipline
but not sure i can copy that

your one word beginning almost like a haiku which i am not found of but that takes an analitical mind

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Marilyn,
Your appreciation and praise truly bless a bard's little efforts and.. read more
marilyn 1225

2 Months Ago

oh no not your work i just do not care for haiku too brief and at times too contrived n.. read more
Oh how beautiful- I love how you speak of the breeze knowing you missed her- what breathtaking words of deep utter love and affection- such beauty in this picture you paint and the heart so lonely - very touching - 🌹

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Kelly,
Your praise and expressed enjoyment of this rather tender composition .. read more
Rose Petal🌹

2 Months Ago

My pleasure🌹
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Really enjoyed this. You actually took my our of work and to that beautiful place instantly. You can almost feel the cool air coming off the pond and the shade of the trees.

This line cut close to my heart.....
I was amazed

at how the breeze knew

I missed you


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Poetess,
For sharing your lovely presence and gently personal touches with th.. read more
Yes the morning light across the lake
The lightest breeze
bring the touch of a departed love
Fills your heart with love from her

Oh so sad now she is not there

Full of emotoion

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Thank you most gratefully, Dear Poet, for such a keen understanding of the essence of this piece and.. read more
Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

It brought to mind a picture Crummock Water from the Loweswater end - wife sitting in silhouette aga.. read more
Beautiful piece... i found myself tear searching, through memories of times missed. Used to write beneath a shade tree by the pond out back listening to the waterfall but the city put a street through and there is no serenity to be found there anymore... Enjoyed

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Many thanks, Dear Poet,
Your praise and expressed identity with this piece are, indeed, grati.. read more
The artful way in which you use your words is inspiring. Well done Richard.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Hey, Poet!
Thanks for reading, the praise, and your compliment! ⁓ Richard : )

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