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 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 the coming truth

          as Autumn's leaves

          began falling

          like tears ~

          washing around

          my feet.




                  Richard W. Jenkins

                         ©2015





1st Place

"Poetry About Loss Contest"



© 2017 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 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Mr.Writer

8 Months Ago

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

7 Months Ago

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



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wow!!! The way you described everything is so flawlessly magnificent... Thank you for sharing your beautiful moment with us. Its seriously beautiful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Such exuberance is invigorating, Zoe, and your praise of this deeply romantic and yearning Free Vers.. read more
You've created a beautiful back drop on which to hang your feelings and longings. Nature brings her own magic with her and makes us feel connected to those we have lost and also to something greater than ourselves. I thought your ending was superbly done. I enjoyed your free verse piece very much.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly, IB, for such wonderfully appreciative and inspiring praise of this longing.. read more
Its a sweeping moving poem

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

annalysiar

2 Years Ago

You're more than welcome. I should be thanking you, Richard. Beautiful poetry is hard to come by
Richard

2 Years Ago

I cannot deny I appreciate such a compliment, Annar, but beautiful poetry is all over this site, all.. read more
annalysiar

2 Years Ago

You're welcome, Richard... I'm learning that too I'm falling in love with this site lol
So you write free verse as well. I'm glad you tagged it or I would have started counting syllables and looked for patterns. This is beautifully written, and it pulls the reader in to a time and place and bestows emotions and scents.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Yes, Roland …
A truly accomplished poet should be able to express their self in any venue, .. read more
I was very moved. Beautifully written images presented with love, brushed with sorrow, and shared in memory. She must have been wonderful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Greyson,
I dearly love your name … what could be more excellent or appropriate for a writer.. read more
WoW!!!
this is beautiful Sir........
could feel the emotions conveyed.........like my own....
i loved it!!!
:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Pushkar,
It is my pleasure to write and share with you my humble verses of romance.. read more
Pushkar Prabhat

2 Years Ago

you are most welcome Sir..........looking forward to learning a lot from you!!! :) :)
"Olive oil and rose bouquet ..."
Honestly i wasn't paying that much attention while reading,until this line. For me that phrase was more beautiful than the poem itself :)


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

You're easy to please, but your comments had me going back to re-read this piece, and I must agree t.. read more
I could literally feel as if I were walking beside you! You are amazing! I loved it!
-Shivai

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you every-so warmly, Dear Shivai, for selecting this romantically sad little poem to read and .. read more
~I have no criticism to add. This is a beautifully written poem that expresses emotion and is so well crafted from the photo all the way down the page. A pleasure to read.~

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Tim!

I am so very happy you selected this little Free Verse to read and re.. read more
Relic

2 Years Ago

You're quite welcome Richard. I'm sure you are an inspiration to many here. You are to me.
Richard

2 Years Ago

I most humbly bow.

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