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



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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.

Great Aunt Astri

6 Months Ago

YES HE WAS!!!!!!!!
Mr.Writer

6 Months Ago

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

6 Months Ago

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



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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.
Your words are a magic carpet transporting us to the scene. The emotions are whisper soft and very real. Great personification of the leaves. You touched me with your words. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Awww, thank you Dear Lydi,
Your words to me, a dreamy poem themselves, and such praise dances.. read more
Lydia

2 Years Ago

That's what poetry is supposed to do.
Richard

2 Years Ago

I know … LOL!
You capture your reader from the opening line, and hold them attentively, like an embrace. You've assured me, in the reading of this, that I am not the only one who has sensed the overwhelming presence of another, that indeed I would turn around, and they would be there.

Perhaps, it was the lovely willow that inspired this, but I believe its just in the nature, of who you are!


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly, Kelly.
Few (I think) know firsthand this experience, and even fewer.. read more

This is so detailed I felt as though I was right there with in the scene with you, I would
love to see you write more free verse. This is an exceptional piece Richard and very
inspiring read over and over again. me

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Sheryl.
On your request, I shall make it a point to write more poetry in the Free .. read more
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Thank you for taking us with you on a solitary stroll full of great imagery that whispers to the senses.

A poem that takes us on a journey to the heart of the speaker, full of longing, aching and desire for reunion.

Alas, as the leaves fall, the memories descend.. The personification used brings an idyllic feeling to the poem engulfing senses and sinking the reader deep in thought.

lovely as usual :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, moonskittles.
Your take on this Free Verse poem more than gratifies my efforts to .. read more

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