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"

© 2021 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.

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

For those who might wonder:
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Great Aunt Astri

9 Months Ago

oooooo, oh dear1



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I felt this Richard.
Joy, gratitude, acknowledgement of beauty woven with sorrow and longing.
So much can happen inside one’s mind when experiencing a moment sitting quietly. Thank you for sharing yours.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

So beautiful, Wendy Sue, the meaningful sentiments you've left me 🍂

Thank you ever.. read more
Wendy Sue

3 Months Ago

🙏❤️The pleasure is mine
I love the thought of the early sun gifting colors. This was a very carefully crafted piece of free verse. Only you can make the the words dance to the tune of truth, beauty and justice in any old format you want to. Wonderful writing Richard.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

How wonderful it is, Corey

To have my earnest efforts appreciated in such an open, ho.. read more
I know how winds bring back love, the scents, the glistening of dew on grass, a gentle rain, the sound of leaves rolling, it’s endless how nature says remember him or her and then so eloquently it’s put to poetry and lives forever, very nicely done and I enjoyed living this poem for a moment. Thank you

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Truly beautiful sentiments, Lady Patricia, you've left a hopeful poet. 🌸

The poetr.. read more
Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

sou = grateful soul 😏
I love how you created the image of Atunuam leaves! (its my favorite season) -Kay

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Hi, Kay 🌾

What graciously lovely sentiments you've left for me to smile so warmly .. read more
dearest Richard... now I realize why I see memories when
I look out my kitchen window and the Sun shines so vividly
upon the grass with ghostly shadows of times in the past.
Nature is full of mysterious emotions that bring tears of joy
to a poets soul... for this I thank you... tenderly, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Goodness, Dear Pat ☀️

You do shine such a lovely light upon my page with your swe.. read more
Richard this is so graceful.
I am so glad I open up this beautiful stroll of memory mingled in the fragrant blossoms

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Lady Cherrie 🌾
… ever-so gratefully and warmly.

This is one I,.. read more
I love the change and imagery in the last stanza. You start the poem with sunrise and growing and spring in the air and end it with an onset of autumn. A younger man would get hung up on the spring but one who's seen some seasons knows that fall will come. This poem shows not only your skill with words but your wisdom. I know it was a good write because it made me feel something

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

7 Months Ago

Thank you most gratefully, Dear Syr TS 🥂

Every once in a great while, a knowing po.. read more
For a special someone.. I believe.. The way you described everything it was just soo amazing.. THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBILITIES I feel everytime you sit and even scribble, you weave something good and as beautiful as ever. Hope you someday gonna teach me to write like this, dear Ric.
Love, Ankita

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

7 Months Ago

Thank you ever-so sincerely, Dear Ankita 🍁

There is such depth and feeling radiati.. read more

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