A Midsummer's Eve

A Midsummer's Eve

A Poem by Sarah Conder

On a dusky Midsummer’s Eve,

The air hangs heavy and still, laden with the

Sun’s diminishing rays.

The iris and the orchid bow their heads in soporific reverie

For the cicada’s summer song lulls them to sleep

In their earthy beds.

A haze of fireflies dance on their garden stage,

Tiny stars flickering to the beat of their delicate wings

And the applause of the graceful birch.

 

Whoever dares to believe that fairies and

Creatures of magic do not emerge on such an evening,

To rejoice in the etherealities of Nature’s beauty,

Would be surprised to hear their jubilant lilac trumpets

And the tinkling of bluebells drifting,

Melodic and sweet,

From their leafy dwellings

At the bottom of the garden.

© 2013 Sarah Conder


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This is a stunning beautiful free verse poem with excellent flow. I feel moments such as this every time I'm outside enjoy the natural world of forest and garden. I'll make a copy of this poem for further study for there's something to learn about poetry here. Your imagery explodes within my mind with the grandest of inspirations.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Oh my, thank you so much!



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as the poem progresses so does the intensity of your expression...........
it was like looking from the top of a waterfall and see the splash of its unifying momentum......
splendid.............

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

That's such a lovely thing to say, thank you! :)
junaid altaf

7 Years Ago

welcome
I thought this was a wonderful and soothing work of art. I really enjoyed the beauty that was woven into the words and the imagery that was released upon the eyes palet.
Yet, I would ask... have you ever heard a tree full of cicada's during the hot summer nights? I doubt most people could be lulled to sleep by it. They are loud! =)

Wonderful ink!
Aaron

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you m'dear!
This is a stunning beautiful free verse poem with excellent flow. I feel moments such as this every time I'm outside enjoy the natural world of forest and garden. I'll make a copy of this poem for further study for there's something to learn about poetry here. Your imagery explodes within my mind with the grandest of inspirations.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Oh my, thank you so much!
I enjoyed similar situations in my life on many occasions.
You have presented such elements of beauty of nature that I feel nostalgic.
Congratulations,Sarah!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
zainul

7 Years Ago

You are most welcome.:)
Devine poetry with a classical feel

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
beautiful imagery, really enjoyed this poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you!
Your word choices are excellent. I am thinking that you must read a lot? You seem to be blessed with an expansive vocabulary.

This is a beautiful write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

I do read an awful lot, it is my favourite past time :)
Sarah...this is just so beautiful and wonderful images...I think leaden should probably be laden if i'm not mistaken...as leaden is an adjective ...nicely penned indeed...loved it..Rose

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you Rose :)
Got to be something to this myth of flowers and fairies! One dismisses with the left brain and welcomes with the right! Hallelujah!


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

I love the idea of nature and its magical relation with fairies!

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Sarah Conder
Sarah Conder

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Hello there lovelies, my name is Sarah, I am eighteen and am a student of English Literature and Drama. I am very fond of reading, especially 19th-20th Century fiction, the works of Shakespeare and th.. more..

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