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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A lovely snapshot of a time now past. We gain so much with progress, but at what price, we ask?

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Yes and the days when we gladly shooed the children outta the door and kitchen to play Oh what i wou.. read more
Took me back in time even though
I am not from the 60's

don't think there was too many Walmart's
when I was little we were happy and played
hide in seek and red rover red rover freeze tag
Marko Polo in the swimming pool
I remember the concession stands at the
swimming pools and so much has changed
that is gone which is sad I miss it never doing
computer stuff was out doors and
was safer then now it isn't as safe.



thank you for sharing God bless. Benita

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you benita I remember those days when the worst thing was to have to come in for the evening N.. read more
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Benita c Staebelll - KindredPoet

2 Years Ago

yes true very true I hated going inside but when the street lights
came on was time to go in.. read more
ah this is lovely lovely and it speaks to my soul. If only we could take the opportunity to slow down a bit and savor....

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Tl so nice to see you here today Heres to the good ole dayds
Like a breath of fresh air in your usual stellar style Tate, those places that stick to your ribs of a simpler times' pleasures...your pic reminds me Bridges of Madison County, so that set the mood right there for me...I wanna go. Outstanding.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Oh little Tate is doing well he is back at school and seems ok about it He was acting like he might .. read more
Frieda P

2 Years Ago

I was referring to the song lol...but I'm glad you got me caught up on current events. :)
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

haha I thought you meant the one we call little man. lol I like the song though
Love these little time forgotten towns hidden among nooks. Traveling the south every week I see these little places. My companies headquarters is in one of these towns of less than 1,000. You captured the feel so perfectly. We were talking about a town up the way that used to have one stoplight and they actually took it out. We had a good laugh over the notion of it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

this town is the little one that i grew up in and it is so special i get my christmas ornaments blow.. read more
Michael G. Smith

2 Years Ago

Did ever see the video which i'm sure is one Youtube of the gentleman who was walking up in the moun.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

never saw that one
A beautiful location in the photo and good words/music. Thank you my friend for sharing the excellent poetry and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you john i hope you get to visit it one day
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome. I like old places and bridges.
This poem demonstrates the perfect tempo for the concept conveyed. A slower poem with a slight bounce and hop in the words to characterize the innocence of slowing life down. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Ian thank you the slower tempo was definitely intended and used for effect i am glad you noticed tha.. read more
My heart aches to go to old times which I did not see in this life. When simple things mattered and the beauty was still alive with in the environment and the interactions. It is a wonderful poem Tate.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Avinash. Thank you this little village still exists and still has the same charm it had forty years .. read more
Avinash

2 Years Ago

Then it deserves a visit for sure :)
I would love to visit such a place . Beautiful piece, I feel like I was there !

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you annabelle
What a lovely place you have described in this well written poem. I love the rhyme pattern you chose - the subtle rhyme within the third line, which made the poem flow so beautifully.

Such a pleasure to read your poetry Tate.

:) Julie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jewel It is a sweet place a refuge from lifes little tragedies

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