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Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

A Poem by Richard
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Free Verse

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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 treetops' glow,

          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


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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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

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

4 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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 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 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Hey, Poet!
Thanks for reading, the praise, and your compliment! ⁓ Richard : )
a beautiful and solitary masterpiece. thanks for sharing

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

You are most welcome, Glen.
Thank you for reading me, and for your gratifying praise.
.. read more
Beautiful, serene and enchanting. Your words are alive as your spirit. Thank you for sharing with us.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

Hahaha. You are welcome, sir.
I'm scared to get close to them now...lol
Will visit soo.. read more
Richard

7 Months Ago

Try this one:
http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/RichardJ/1965299/
Or, one of my many .. read more
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

:::::::))))))
My my my Richard this is the most beautiful sad poem I ever read and I can see now why you want me to try a free verse poem too, I am sure I can not come close to making mine as good as this one but I will try my best for you My Teacher and I know you will be kind and patient with me so I am not worried -- I love this one so much! :)

HUGGS!
Sammi

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

Thank you dearly, Sammi!
You sure know how to make an olde bard feel grateful for his skills .. read more
Sammi

7 Months Ago

Oh I am sorry Richard for not getting that free verse poem ready as promised but the holidays and ne.. read more
I wouldn't hesitate calling you the next "Shakespeare".
You have the quality of snatching one's senses to nature's dreamland.
-Stunning imagery
-Vivid syntax

I want to know how you syntax it so well.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

8 Months Ago

Goodness-ME, Tazeen!
Even mentioning me and Shakespeare in the same sentence makes me swoon w.. read more
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.

mmm such sad longigness ... and so much beauty in your words Richard :)
always love reading them...

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

8 Months Ago

I thank you ever-so warmly, Ria*
Your presence and your words touch with warmth, appreciation.. read more
A quietly beautiful poem, contemplating a lost love, and feeling nature's gentle sympathy. The leaves fall, but after the Winter comes the Spring.
I like the free verse, but it is still lovingly lyrical. I enjoyed reading it.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Astri,
You never fail to make me feel like I've done well and pleased you so .. read more
Great Aunt Astri

8 Months Ago

have a Happy Christmas. :}

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