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 felt the heaven on earth emotion of this village, like a shangri la lost in time, take me there and i'll never come back again, a quite beautiful poem Tate, i can imagine it being read in a style that you might find in a movie maybe 'A River Runs Through It' type story, great writing my friend :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Richard thank you very much. A river runs through it Sounds like a beautiful analogy
R Smith

2 Years Ago

it was a great movie and contains a lovely poem :)
A great flow of rhythm and words like the River Ganga from the heavens itself ... that besotted us to find in life the perfect thought and action. In all it must have pointed to us to say its us ... that makes town communities like Yellow Springs possible. A wonderful read ...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sri I love this little town and go there every chance i get
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Gee
Sound like the perfect place to grow up.pleasurable read,sweet.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you gee
Once again my friend flawlessly rendered and kindly affixed to the heart and soul of all who see it beautifully done. Your works always make me smile and think of days gone by when we use to sit out watching the sunset and smell the cut grass of summer.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Nana you are sweet thank you. Hows the kids? I hope all is well with your family.
There's someplace like this for everyone, I think - a place that memory preserves, where a return visit warms the soul... Your poem takes the reader there in vivid verse, Tate.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you Rita i am so glad you are back Happy New year
It was a pleasure to read this poem Tate, some of those little town have kept it real all these years. Well done. Happy New Year.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Noel thank you I love this little village it has changed very little in 40yrs time
You are amazing with such description...loved it

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Anne thank you I wish everyone could visit this little hamlet and know what it was like to live i.. read more
The smoothness of your writing in your unique style and pace only adds positively to the telling of the story of this town. I would imagine a local there after reading this might say, "Yeah, that's my home . . . exactly."
Well done, my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Michael as predicted i received a few high fives from natives on facebook who recognized r.. read more
Michael G.

2 Years Ago

You're welcome. And well you should have!
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Michael
I am in awe how well this was crafted from beginning to the end.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Nice to meet you Rico I am Tate.Thank you for the vote of confidence so glad you liked it .
i would like to go back to the sixties...this poem brought me back there figuratively...and i love covered bridges...lots of those back in Mass. and vermont--lovely nostalgic poems...

ah for those days when there were no walmarts or targets....if only.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Jacob in the 60s and early seventies i was in Yellow springs.it was the center of the counter cultur.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

sounds great...i was part of that counter culture, but in the majority of places, it just sort of di.. read more

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