Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(one from the archives)

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Poppies lean towards a stream
where silver ripples gleam in sun.
A cool wind shakes their flimsy skirts
into the waters one by one.
Red sail boats launched into the deep
"We do not sleep, we do not sleep",
I hear the sound of poignant notes
as little boats are homeward bound.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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"In Flanders field where poppies grow" came to my mind. Flowers falling into the stream just as soldiers fell in the field. Unfortunately, they would not make it home alive. I can picture the flowers floating....a serene scene actually. Lovely. Lydi**

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Dear Lydi**, thank you so much for your review. Your visited is much appreciated and welcome. Have a.. read more



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Lovely, I can see pedals falling into the water.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Toni for checking in. Your visit much appreciated.

Chris
I may be reading too much into this, but there is a certain sadness in this offering that makes me think of mortality. I know poppies in the UK are a symbol for war dead, and the "cool wind" might be a death symbol. "We do not sleep" may signify eternal life, and possibly we are all "little boats" homeward bound on the stream of life. As I age, these things stand out more sharply to me. Very nice effort here.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you John. Your thoughts are similar to mine regarding this little poem. Many thanks for your v.. read more
Brings to mind a poem I wrote some time ago while sitting on the bank of the River Avon watching the swans on their upstream journey home. Its as though they had done a day's work and were going home. Enjoyable piece. Thank you.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you kitty. I enjoy watching swans too. Such graceful, elegant creatures gliding on water. They.. read more
kitty

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My pleasure!
"In Flanders field where poppies grow" came to my mind. Flowers falling into the stream just as soldiers fell in the field. Unfortunately, they would not make it home alive. I can picture the flowers floating....a serene scene actually. Lovely. Lydi**

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Lydi**, thank you so much for your review. Your visited is much appreciated and welcome. Have a.. read more
Your poem took me to the woods, Chris, a creekside rock, where I watched leaves and fallen spring blooms float downstream, wondering where they’d end up. I’ve always enjoyed the poet-guided silent journeys like this one.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Robert. Pleased I was able to transport you to a pleasant place. Many thanks for your enco.. read more
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Sweet little piece. Takes me to a sweet spring day, you can feel the breeze from the cool air by the water.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks for your visit and your thoughts BBP. All good wishes.

Chris
A magnificent little gem. So glad you pulled it from the archives.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Dale, pleased you enjoyed this oldie, out for a breath of fresh air. All good wishes.read more
This is beautiful. The vision you've created is vivid and the meaning, as I interpret, is touching.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Edie for your thoughtful review. Much appreciated.

Chris
A wonderful poem shared dear Chris. You made the reader feel and see the words in vision. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Coyote. Always good to see you on my page.

Chris
A beautiful write Chris. I really like and appreciate poems and the softer kind, of nature and things natural. So refreshing! Really like it 😊

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Richard for your lovely review. Goodto see you.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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