Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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      Beside the pond ~


          Alone,

          I sat beside the pond

          this morning.


          Early sun ...

          vibrant in its warm flush

          of golden welcome

          came cascading down

          from treetops' glow,

          embracing grass,

          gifting colors vividly alive,

          lifting flowers' faces …

          with their honey-pollened smiles.


          I was amazed

          at how the breeze knew

          I missed you

          or was even thinking of you,

          but I’d swear

          it touched mine with your cheek,

          slid a wisp of your locks

          across my shoulder,

          and became the sweetness

          of your breath.

 

          Olive oil and rose bouquet ...


          ... it hung for awhile

          in the morning air,

          a fragrant marker

          along a trail of yesterdays,

          leading to You ...

          places of dreams and hope,

          of love and laughter

          and impossible possibilities.

 

          I almost started to believe

          I’d turn my head ~

          and you’d be there.


          Each year

          has come and gone …

          You, like fertile mana

          ever glowing, growing

          in my heart.


          It’s said all things end,

          and walking back to the house

          I sensed that coming truth,

          as Autumn's leaves

          began falling

          like tears ~

          washing around

          my feet.




                  Richard W. Jenkins

                         ©2015





1st Place

"Poetry About Loss Contest"

© 2019 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Picture is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated. : )

I was asked to post a Free Verse for a change; so, here one is … hope you enjoy.

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I loved the gentle imagery that you created, that ended with a poignancy indicated by the falling leaves.
Although not normally a writer ( or lover) of free verse, I felt that this worked particularly well. You may have helped to change my inhibited views. Thank you.

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sentimentally beautiful ,
love your use of imagery , a captivating piece with a very gentle tone throughout, a sincere and heartfelt poem .
Beautiful poem


Posted 4 Days Ago


Such gorgeous imagery! I was easily placed into your scene & think your writing is very beautiful.

Posted 4 Days Ago


Beautiful metaphors of dawn; descriptive words of nature; the sun, the breeze; then memories of a loved one gone; so vivid; it flowed like a water passing over a rock. Just loved it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

Hi, Lady Betty✨

In an economy of words, you've conveyed more in warmth, appreciatio.. read more
Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

I told you I love your poetry, and your critiques on mine, truly yours, Betty
This is just so wonderful and ever so lovely. I enjoyed the softness of this write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

Yes, Kimmie,

It is a soft and gentle write, in a rather yearning way.
I am so .. read more
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Jb
This was a reminder that in loss things are not really lost. I think your beautiful imagery expresses this well.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Months Ago

Thank you sincerely, JB,
I am most grateful you selected one of my humble pieces to read, com.. read more
loved this poem, especially that last stanza. This is wonderful, I went through and read a few of your writes. This one spoke, so well written

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

6 Months Ago

Beautifully stated, Kit : )
Thank you ever-so warmly for gracing me with your lovely words of.. read more
I really enjoyed this write, wonderful imagery in this. Awesome!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

6 Months Ago

Aw, Kescha,
You make writing and sharing feel so very worthwhile.
How happy I am you'v.. read more
you free versed a slice of serenity here Richard... a hint of longing, a dash of lonely, a pinch of vivid awareness, a dusting of her spirit atop an embracing kneed baked it in the warmth of your affection and served us the bread of humanity's heart from your well formed tantalizing hearth:) a lovely write good sir

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

6 Months Ago

Hello, Robert : )
It is a good morning, indeed, when I'm greeted by one of your creatively me.. read more
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Rye
I really love this, love the imagery in this write. nicely written

Posted 7 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Ryanna,
I am thrilled with your love of it, and warmly for such a nice compli.. read more
The whole poem has a mystical and gentle feel to it. I love the imagery of sunshine embracing the blades of grass. "Olive oil and rose bouquet" made me almost feel the scent too.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

6 Months Ago

Goodness, Lady-Poet✨
What a lovely review you've left this rather yearning piece in homage .. read more

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