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Upper Bavaria, Sunday Afternoon

Upper Bavaria, Sunday Afternoon

A Poem by Leslie Philibert

maybe a pot boiler, but I want to keep writing

Grillsmoke, childpipe, pulled seconds
Blue-white flags punish poles
Somewhere a door bangs shut,
There is distance but only just.

You may be punished to see a wraith,
Crossing a garden of cold lines
Or a hand on an unknown task
Pulling at greenstuff or wild roots

Bees hum like steady diesels
Someone laughs, mechanically
This is what we want to own,
Trapped under an expected sky.

© 2020 Leslie Philibert

Author's Note

Leslie Philibert
Stay well guys !

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This is the height of fresh originality! Your descriptions pop off the page, so dynamic & snappy. The scene itself isn't anything special, but your way of honoring tradition & warm familiarity with words is what makes this feel special (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago

And you have kept writing, with your usual mastery of words and use of figurative language to tell a story.
Here we are...shut in...the neighborly handshake only a wisp of a thought these days.
Hugs outlawed by the sheriff virus throwing her badge in our faces...not letting us go places.
But we still find ways to communicate, to write live outside our boundaries, even if it's only in our minds for now.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Yes Les, this IS what we want to own.....continuity and constancy. I spent three or four months in Bierbrun, south of Munich in the late 80s. Life is much the same the world over. The things we value most are often the smallest - sights, sounds, smells that impinge on our consciousness almost without our knowing and we only appreciate when we contemplate losing them. Cheers mate. Stay safe. P.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on March 30, 2020
Last Updated on March 30, 2020


Leslie Philibert
Leslie Philibert

Bavaria, Germany

I`m not important. I just want to write a couple of good poems. Just read what I write. That`s enough. more..

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A Poem by Leslie Philibert