Lazy Day Riches

Lazy Day Riches

A Poem by Mark



Lazy Day Riches

A metallic green fly, hovering, almost motionless before me.
As I see the suns light reflected, glistening off of a spiders broken web.
While the tropical sun beats down, illuminating a dance of dragonflies on the afternoon breeze.
Songs of birds fill the air, as I watch a few drops of last nights rain drip lazily off the roof.
Vanilla and rum scented smoke from my pipe, drift slowly to the heavens.
Surrounded by a God given choreography of yellow butterflies on the wind.
Jobs may be scarce here, but I am surrounded by riches!



Copyright 2014 Mark Stitz

© 2014 Mark



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what a great last line...and can be taken two ways..

the richness and beauty of nature and the simple things...or everywhere around me i see the rich get richer as i get more and more destitute..

but at least, either way, i have the rain on the roof and the butterflies...

i love the irony of the piece and especially of the title.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much Jacob. But it's definitely the beauty of nature and the simple things!
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

glad to hear that, but what makes this such a good poem is the universality...and how the reader cou.. read more



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Very nice. John Denver used to say he was "high on life", and so that's what these words remind me of. Simple, free things are more wondrous than any mansion or fancy car.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

This I believe. Thanks for your reading!
"I do not press my fingers across my mouth,
I keep as delicate around the bowels as around the head and heart,
Copulation is no more rank to me than death is,
I believe in the flesh and the appetites
seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part
and tag of me is a miracle"

Walt Whitman wrote that in "Song of Myself" around 1855. I mention that because the poet world
was ashamed of Whitman's emotional outbursts. And for the perception of all the many "Lazy day
Riches" we owe a tremendous dept to Whitman, essential in himself, adding to the beauty,
convenience and effectiveness of the something else of this world.

This is a tremendous poem. Written with and out of love.
dana

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Well truth be told, other than "Oh Captain, My Captain", I've never read Whitman. So many books, suc.. read more
A great appreciation of life, nature and the bestowed riches on us from The Almighty...A wonderful poem...:).......

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much!
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

You are welcome...:).....................
Beautiful imagery here! I think this poem highlights why we all need to take in the beauty of the nature around us, wherever and whatever that may be. It's wonderful!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words!
Emily

3 Years Ago

You're welcome!
"Jobs may be scarce here, but I am surrounded by riches! "
I agree. Sometime we need to look for the good in our life. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks much!
Oh I love this.... yes we may be poor in monetary wealth but we are always rich in the worlds beauty. Wonderfulwords and thoughts here! ;-)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much!
I thought you were going to pull a fast one by the end, I was pleasantly surprised, this is poignant, and elegantly written. Luverly thoughts here, muchly enjoy'd Mark.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks Frieda! I appreciate the kind words!
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

My pleasure Mark, enjoy'd.
Mark your last line really nailed your whole poem, this truly was a great read and i surely will come back to read more. Nice to meet you my friend

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much. Nice meeting you as well.
what a great last line...and can be taken two ways..

the richness and beauty of nature and the simple things...or everywhere around me i see the rich get richer as i get more and more destitute..

but at least, either way, i have the rain on the roof and the butterflies...

i love the irony of the piece and especially of the title.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much Jacob. But it's definitely the beauty of nature and the simple things!
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

glad to hear that, but what makes this such a good poem is the universality...and how the reader cou.. read more

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Central mountain range, Puerto Rico



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