Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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You might just see children playing Hide and Seek throughout the street Where "all yee all yee in come free" sings of a melody so sweet

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In a hollow off the main road

sits a village that time forgot

Where things flow, a little slow

and peace of mind need not be bought


The main street beckons all to see

how life ebbed and flowed in the past

Where smiles abound, the happy sound

of a life not metered nor fast

 

There you'll find the town Silversmith

making jewelry in a forge

The coffeehouse, echos of Strauss

a trodden path out to the gorge


It is home to the Glen Helen

part of a thousand acre woods

Steering the helm, coin of the realm

are the fruits of the craftsman's goods

 

There by the Antioch College

we spent a good deal of our youth

Climbing the trees, skinning our knees

among beauty we knew as truth



 You might just see children playing

Hide and Seek throughout the street

Where "all yee all yee in come free"

sings of a melody so sweet

 

So should you find that your bones ache

from the pains of life you endure

Take a stroll, over the knoll

to the little town with the cure

 




 


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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
What can I say about this village but it is heaven on earth? Here you will think you went back to the 60s. The art fairs and galleries are accented by the ancient architecture. Home to Antioch College and the Glen Helen it echos back to a simpler time. You won't find Target or Walmart. You will see and meet the local artisans. Perhaps you will even find a music festival out on main street. You will never want to leave. For here is where memories and dreams were made and still live.

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There you'll find the town Silversmith
making jewelry in a forge
The coffeehouse, echos of Strauss
a trodden path out to the gorge
THESE 4 LINES, JUST THESE 4 LINES MADE ME SMILE FOR LONG.
SUPER DUPER AWESOME WRITE

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much I love this little town
Great descriptions, Tate. The first two stanzas were my favorites, but they are all excellent. Makes me want to go there!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you you would really like this town
Your poem is delightfully reminiscent, written with clarity, simplicity, & chock-full of vivid details. The rhyme & rhythm reads perfectly. I never realized what that old summons was, exactly, until now: "all yee all yee in come free" . . . a nice blend of childhood observations mixed with "grown-up" ones.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you yes all yee all yee in come free sort of tells us how old that game is surely at least 200.. read more
You have penned a delightful piece of rural life that sweeps me back to a visit to the Green Mountains of Vermont four years ago this coming summer ... The trip allowed me to see parts of America, in taking a different route each way, that I had never seen before ...Doing so, caused me to somewhat grasp the meaning of the words America the beautiful, and how great our nation truly is ... In Vermont, I spent two wonderful peaceful weeks in the most beautiful country I have ever seen, with wonderful folks made of that fabric that makes them mountain-men ... Thanks for stirring that memory ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you marvin just got up I will take a look into my mail I know you left me something . Yesterda.. read more
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1 Year Ago

I understand ...
I grew up in a city, but spent summers on my Grandfathers farm in a small town. I will forever treasure those memories, and your poem brought it all back. Thank you. What a beautiful image you project.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much How endearing to hear that
What a feeling, and that is the true nature of a poem. To create an image or conjure a memory. Loved it!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you cherry I spent a good deal of my childhood running the streets of this Midwest town. It ha.. read more
Tate, there is always something good about your poems that I do not seem to place. I really enjoy reading you. You are one finewriter

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

cassie i am sorry I somehow missed this review.Thank you i always try to find the good in life
Nostalgic in every word.

Cheers!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Im glad you liked it i grew up there
Phillip J Clayton

2 Years Ago

Excellent.
i love the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

It is a beautiful little town in Ohio

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