Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

Beside the pond ⁓ (wistful)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Free Verse

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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:
The six deletions above were controversial comments from a wrongl.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

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there is a lot you can do while sitting next to a pond, pick up a rock and skip it across, and listen to echoes among the winds. Sitting by a pond is beautiful write here.

Posted 6 Days Ago


I'm not surprised you got first place in a poetry about loss contest for this. It is very good.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

You've bade my heart smile 'n blush 😌
Aw! I love this one. The imagery in the final part is particularly lovely. Falling leaves like tears. Hope Spring brought new hope and sunshine.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Poetess🌸

For your beautiful wishes … Spring seems to always touc.. read more
First I must comment on the pictures you chose. Lovely and just perfect for your poem.
Not sure what led me to this poem in particular against all the others, it was a strong pull and so here I am. Perhaps there was something I was meant to read in your words. It is a lovely poem Richard. I've read it 3x in one sitting. Pondering. Your words are like music.

Posted 3 Months Ago


I sensed that coming truth,
as Autumn's leaves
began falling
like tears ~
washing around
my feet.

So very nicely written and presented, I enjoyed this discriptive write.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Hi again, Kerra 😊

Thanks for taking another bit of the apple with this second revi.. read more
Sitting beside a pond reflecting and longing for a love that has become adrift from us in life. It’s amazing how certain scents can remind us of people times and places in our lives.

The imagery is painted beautifully here and the scents of smell allows the reader to get lost inside the words

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Salutations, Dear Lady PB 🍂

How delightfully wonderful it is to receive such warm .. read more
Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

You are most welcome. I like be to read poems that paint stories.
A very haunting beautiful poem whoever you wrote this for his lucky

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Thank you most warmly, Dear Tina 🌺

Your compliments and expressed appreciation of .. read more
Tina

4 Months Ago

You're welcome
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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

10 Months Ago

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

Thank you ever.. read more
Wendy Sue

10 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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

10 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

10 Months Ago

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

The poetr.. read more
Richard 🍃

10 Months Ago

sou = grateful soul 😏

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