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Rough Sketched & True

Rough Sketched & True

A Poem by Neville

Rough Sketched & True

 

As compelling

To an artist’s eye

As moist dry stone

Walls in autumn

Lichen crowned

Green tinged and

Majestic browns

The colour of near

Day old leverets

Yet nowhere near

As wise

Resting rock still

Pon flayed barley

 

While in the very

Distant distance

Those same artist 

Eyes fix upon   

A flock of startled

Yellowhammer

As they did rise from

Berried hedgerows

Boughed into the sky

As pollen might

From rough scythed

Piss the beds

Indeed a sightly sight

And true

A fledgling morn

The artist

Does indeed delight

And sets his easel down

Rough sketch complete

 

© 2018 Neville


Author's Note

Neville
Yellow Hammer = a species of bird, a pretty one and increasingly uncommon here...

Piss the beds = an old English term for dandelions due to their diuretic properties/effect if or when ingested...

Leveret = a young hare

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Read this poem more than once to take in all that beauty everywhere. You open up and lift the reader’s imagination to what your eyes beheld in the sky and around with exquisite words (noted leverets & hedgerows) and imagery. The rough sketch itself is just great.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

9 Months Ago


Hey my friend, your kind and encouraging comments near took my breath away... mighty big tha.. read more
AJNJ

9 Months Ago

Heheheh! Many thanks! Now I know where my next paycheque is coming from ;)
You're most welco.. read more
Neville

9 Months Ago


then I thank you again..



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I love the way you SHOW instead of tell . . . that an artist must be observant of his/her surroundings. Your rich & colorful details demonstrate that you are indeed an artist of words (((DABS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

6 Months Ago


too kind would be an understatement & wow a word I very rarely use.. but you are so bloomin .. read more
As moist dry stone
Walls in autumn
Lichen crowned
Green tinged and
Majestic browns

I usually don't point out lines I like in writes, but these words here intrigued me so....
I love the imagery I got with these words. This is a wonderful written write.
Yellow hammer birds are too awesome....

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago


then I am truly honoured.. thank you

Neville
Just Kim

8 Months Ago

not a problem......
Wish I was sitting with you as you surveyed this active scene - I know that I would noe be able to sketch it as clear as you have in words


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago


How very kind of you Wild Rose thank you & true :)

We're so focused on capturing things that we don't make time to absorb them.
I enjoyed this, nature gives us so much inspiration. We need to take it in.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago


absolutely.. and I thank ya for stopping to consider these words Ana...

Nevil.. read more
The imagery in this....pure art.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago

thank you my friend.. many thanks indeed

Neville
Through your voice you've conveyed a scene equivalent to an artists brush. Your words through rhyme and scenery flow like a stream. The images are frozen like that of a painting yet comfort as much as if admiring its beauty in silence.

This is very enjoyable to take in and contemplate.

Nicely done.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much my friend I truly appreciate you visiting and considering these words..
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I loved this poem Nev! As an artist it'd be my favorite first of all. And there's a really adorable imagery! It's always great when poets write with imagery because that really makes the readers see through words.
Great work!
Keep writing, good luck!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago


thank you kindly my friend and true :)

Neville
...

8 Months Ago

I can call you "Nev"? It's easy and cute :)
Neville

8 Months Ago


.....................…. Sure :)
A wonderful adventure through the artists eyes Nev, with the delightfully unexpected and completely immature reaction to hearing "piss the beds" and still finding it impossible to stifle a smirk, even at my age, where piss the beds is a serious worry. 😀

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

9 Months Ago


I was gonna say try voiding before retiring .. but then ya got a long way to go maybe and I .. read more
Abstract artistry complete within incomplete beauty to be found...never missing an edge or curve to be found...wonderful words dear sir....🌹🌹🌹

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

9 Months Ago


thanking you bigly Kelly n truly true 🌹🌹🌹 :)
Years ago. I knew a painter dying of cancer, he would paint the sea, from morning to nightfall. I bought him food and coffee. I would listen to him talk. Your words reminded me of him. To create something beautiful and ever-lasting. A wonderful poem shared my friend.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

9 Months Ago


wow.. I am more than honoured by your visit and kind words Coyote .. much more my friend
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Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

A amazing poem my friend and you are welcome.
Neville

9 Months Ago


……………………… cheers Coyote N :)

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Added on September 21, 2018
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