Conversing with Blake

Conversing with Blake

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

It is a known fact
that as he stood admiring
a fine skyline of the city of London,
in all its breathtaking splendour,
Blake conversed with the sun
from atop Primrose Hill.

Content I would have been,
if he'd sat with me, upon this bench
hewn out of a fallen tree,
strategically placed to appreciate
the quiet slopes of our valley.

Sweeping from feet to depths below
while the glow of sol burnishes
where meadow hay once danced.
Now cut back, rolled, perfectly baled
to bake in warm sunlight.

Like ink blots on yellowed parchment,
crows in random rows,
in their black coats and tails
pause in golden stubble,
resembling musical notes
on a composer's manuscript.

I am singing, I am singing.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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This poem is breathtaking from the imagery to the emotion. As a reader you are left with a lingering sensation which is due to your eloquent expression. Every word links together mellifluously and together with the images that they provide this poem becomes beautiful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Jesse Judge. Welcome to my page with many thanks for your very generous review. Good to meet yo.. read more



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And I am singing right along with you. The imagery here is splendid, Chris. The emotions are real and the tone is so gentle. The word choice...well, it is splendiferous! Blake would have been proud to sit on that bench with you, my friend. Wonderful work. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


This might actually be my favorite of you. Spectacular words! Just unbelievable! High high marks!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for that really encouraging review. You have made my day.

Chris
light and ashes

1 Month Ago

You're welcome! :) I'm glad!
I’m amazed by the imagery here, and how you could paint an entire movie all with just your words. And then the emotion comes in and it’s really a mind blowing piece. Something about sitting on the bench and sun added so much to an already beautiful poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Colacat for that lovely review. Have to admit that writing this poem was most satisfying. .. read more
Wow.. What a beautiful imagery it is. Although I was not aware of Blake's conversation with sun but I can feel how beautiful it can be to watch sun and to soak it's warmth while sitting on a bench and observing the slopes of the valley. Your avian love touched my heart. A beautiful write...

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Such a heartwarming review Sima. I thank you so much for your visit. All good wishes.

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dearest Chris... here we are a year later... fighting for our lives.
When I wake at eight am in the morning I look out the upstairs
window over the Deck below reserved as a huge Bird Feeder on the Railing.
This morning, there were only perhaps a dozen or more Starlings," black as musical
notes on Parchment" eating a mixture of Seeds especially made for Cardinals and other
Prestigious song birds. I adore your above poem and your Flair for our feathered friends.
Wishing you Health and prosperity as the last Rose of Summer may grace your vintage garden.
gently, Pat


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you dear Pat. We both share a love for our avian friends. This lovely review has lifted me on .. read more
Read your writing
Life
No more strife
Live

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your visit and read.

Chris
Blake may well have considered himself fortunate for knowing you.
This poem is top-shelf.
Kudos!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

What a lovely comment to leave. Most encouraging. Thank you.

Chris
inteesting poem; really loved it

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your visit. Much appreciated.

Chris
This is such a wonderful write, love the emotions in this write. Nicely written and beautiful imagery

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your lovely review Kimmie.

Chris
i love this. wonderful, peaceful, fabulous imagery. such feeling. exceptional tribute. i was there. title, ending - doesn't get much better than this ... :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

So pleased you enjoyed this write Pete. Many thanks for your kind comments.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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