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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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 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Days 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 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Week 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 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Weeks 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 3 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Weeks 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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

Goodness, Lady-Poet✨
What a lovely review you've left this rather yearning piece in homage .. read more
wow !!! i'm not a very accomplished reviewer but i know what i like.
brilliant descriptions, very delicate & ethereal, in touch with nature & weaves a sort of spiritual atmosphere.

5 stars from me !!!

one of these days my poems may get to be so ethereal as yours, mine are more straightforward.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

Mm, Carola 🎶
Again, your words are like warm caresses, wafts of gentle breezes, carriers o.. read more
Carola

1 Month Ago

wow - even your comment reads like an ethereal poem, truly amazing ! 👏
This is such a beautiful piece of poetry, there's a lovely flow! I especially love this line "lifting flowers' faces … with their honey-pollened smiles." Thank you for sharing this! :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Mm,
I like it when a reader drifts back into one of my earlier pieces to leave such warming s.. read more
you really do free verse justice with this touching piece of writing, Richard.
the third stanza just blew me away...the idea of the breeze and "it touched mine with your cheek"
and "the wisp of your locks across my shoulder"--
really good stuff...and even though this is free verse it is the good kind that has a steady heartbeat.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Jacob 🌿
A lovely mornin' to ya … I sincerely thank you most gratefully and humbly for yo.. read more
I like the word choice of "fertile", "fragrant" and the clever connection with the imagery of the scenery described. Very nice poem. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

8 Months Ago


Greetings, Ryan!
It is a welcomed pleasure to write for and share with you; and, it's.. read more
Ryan I

8 Months Ago

My pleasure, Richard
So very lovely... it reads as 'an ethereal world created through poetic imagination'. Every word, so thoughtful, light, delicate.. rising and falling, When our senses are stimulated, the memories are so real, so tempting to believe. Our minds and bodies are as conduits, ever keeping those we love close. Your writings always touch my heart...thank you for sharing.

Soft smiles for you...
Ahnjolie

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

12 Months Ago

Good morning, Dear Ahnjolie : )
You are not only an exemplary poetess, your eloquent reviews .. read more
Ahnjolie McKenna

12 Months Ago

Your words are always a pleasure to me, love...
Warm hugs to you... Ahnjolie
Richard 🍃

12 Months Ago

Resplendent*

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