It Was On a Kansas Farm

It Was On a Kansas Farm

A Poem by Mari' Emeraude
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the beauty of the prairie

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It was on a Kansas farm 
I saw the beauty and the charm
as I sat gazing out across the hills
Not a car or man in sight 
just a blue and cloudless sky
and the smell of barley wafting from the mills

A rabbit scurried fast
and a meadowlark flew past
and I could hear the quiet ripple of a stream
As the sun set miles away
I had hoped to keep this day
as I likened this adventure to a dream

As I lie upon the grass
with no rush to hurry back
to the city with its bustle in the street
I closed my eyes awhile
and in classic country style
I held a blade of wheat between my teeth

The ‘nothingness’ was there
yet it displayed a certain air
and the splendor of the tall grass was pristine
It was on a Kansas farm
that I found this scene of charm
and my heart rejoiced in all that was serene.

© 2018 Mari' Emeraude



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For my simple taste, this poem is soooo appealing. The words mesh and rhyme as smooth as silk. The imagery is lovely, the smell of barley, too. Hills in Kansas? Well, maybe there are some... somewhere.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading Samuel, I guess I should have said 'mounds! I suppose that's as 'hilly' as it get.. read more
ah - this is my kinda write - don'tcha just love those moments when you notice the wind caress your face and everything just seems very much perfect? I love the line and rhythm you have used and there I was mimicking the chewing of a blade of grass - another of one of life overlooked delights X

Posted 3 Months Ago


Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Thank you KwP. If I'm in a poetic frame of mind, I can find beauty in almost any landscape, especial.. read more
KWP

3 Months Ago

That's funny when I was in Arizona and travelling I did exactly the same thing with the landscape. I.. read more
Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

gotcha! I'll read it now...
I love this type of poetry. The nature aspects are wonderful. Very relaxing. You did a great job!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Yeah, nature poetry titles are like a magnet to me. They always seem to draw me in. Thanks for stop.. read more
John Shapiro

3 Months Ago

Your welcome!
This sings, this dances.....this provides the very adventure it depicts, and it's awesome! Loved every part of it! Nicely crafted! Well done!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Thanks again emipoemi
emipoemi

3 Months Ago

my pleasure.

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Added on March 8, 2018
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Mari' Emeraude
Mari' Emeraude

Denver, CO



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I am a writer, journalist and poet from Denver, Co who remarks on my fulfilling life in rich, poetic (and sometimes humorous) ways. more..

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