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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I love it! Would love to take a stroll down such a town. Beautiful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you You would like this little town as i do
Wow, very professionally done. Excellent in penmanship. Each stanza breathes life and tells a story. Super well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Well let me be the first to say welcome
Jesse

2 Years Ago

Thank you Tate, kind of you my friend.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

you are welcome
Oh I do love this. Such a beautiful poem. It reminds me of where I grew up, in a way.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I spent a good deal of youth in this little town it has hardly changed since the 60s
Dark Empress

2 Years Ago

That's awesome.
Couldn't have written it better myself (nor couId have written it nearly as well. An outstanding poem that rightly deserves the many hits it's garnered.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hello david thank you sir .I love this little town i lived there as a boy.
sounds like a great way to live...simple and free...loved it Tate...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you yes it surely is
Great job here Tate. In todays world this town you describe does sound like heaven. I would love to trade the noise of my neighborhood for one you describe here. I'm sure little towns like that still excist in little spots across America. And I'm sure the people who live in them realize how lucky they are.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

The town of yellow springs is one of a kind south of springfield Ohio it is heaven on earth I go the.. read more
Almost feels of the times we set our happiest times in, memories gripping us whenever that smell of sight contains the aura of youth, well done, good read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Thomas you are right the happiest of times came from those days
I love to hear about small towns like this. I still watch 'the Andy Griffith show' and love it. your poem was very nice and reminded me of old towns with hollowed streets and only a memory left. I loved the rhyme scheme you had all throughout the poem!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Maddie thank so much I am touched that you liked it so much it is very nice to meet you I am workin.. read more
I thought villages like this were only found in the Alps, and raised little girls named Heidi. Pastoral, Idyllic, the fountain of everlasting beauty of life. Not so strange that it is nourished by creativity and tradition. Things the fast paced, technological world of today seem to have forgotten and dare I say neglects. Well penned my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Roarke Well this little town still exists and is populated by people who for a smile would.. read more
when you do find places where time stopped long ago keep them secret and in your heart bestow for when the world finds out theyll all rush in and and wht youve found youll never have again inspired :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


bubblefet

2 Years Ago

awesome to hear ill have to swing by on my way thru tnx for the tipa
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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

you are welcome it is like a trip to the 60s and hasnt changed much ion all these years one grocerie.. read more

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