Serenity

Serenity

A Poem by Chris Shaw

how that Goring bridge glows gold
as the sinking sun goes down
in a blaze of burnished bright
in a world that's upsidedown

while the geese in convoy swim
upstream in the fading light
bouquets of the river banks
hide their beauty to the night

stars though find the time to shine
as the pale moon shows her face
crystal waters of the weir
drift in patterns like fine lace

Goddess Gaia you I praise
bless your gifts on doldrums days

© 2022 Chris Shaw


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I love the imagery of the bridge leading off to the blazing sinking sun, it left me with a feeling of otherworldliness, reinforced by the mention of the Goddess Gaia in the final lines. Wonderful as always Chris, I hope you’re enjoying this magnificent summer.

Lathe

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

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Lovely to have a visit Lathe. Thank you so much for your review. Yes, enjoying the summer, hope the .. read more



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Love the imagery in this write, We have all kinds of geese where we live and it i s highly against the law to kill one. I have seen so many try to too. I dislike people who do that. Beautifully written write. Love this write

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you. We have people here who have killed swans. They are such elegant, beautiful creatures, I .. read more
writergurl

1 Month Ago

not a problem...
Beautiful Chris just spectacular
Loved this one
Hope your summer wasn’t too hot I heard a lot of fires and floods

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Julie. Yes it has been scorchio and we have drought conditions. Thankfully it is a bi.. read more
What a great tone this has. matching with the title but bringing it down a notch from serenity with that last line. Beautifully written for the eyes and the heart. Great job!

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Crowley. Really appreciate your thoughts.

Chris
Crowley

1 Month Ago

Wow, I was pretty unclear on that last line. I meant when we have those doldrum days, a bit of the s.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Crowley no need to apologise. I didn't take your comment that way. Nature helps on doldrums days. Ye.. read more
this proves that even on "doldrum" days, there can be beauty seen if we take a moment to comprehend.
I really like the line "bouquets of the river banks"
great metaphor there.
j.

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you J. There is beauty everywhere if we look. I appreciate you.

Chris
Chris, this should be set to music and sung. Reading it, it sings itself.

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Bryan for a generous review. Pleased you enjoyed the poem.

Chris
No one can have the doldrums when watching a golden sunset. Sometimes the sunsets here make the sky look like it is on fire! Your words flow so easily....like the water under that goring bridge! Beautifully written, Chris. Lydi**

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Chris Shaw

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Yes, there is something wonderful about sunsets. Thank you so much Lydi** for your thoughts. All bes.. read more
A Take you there Poem , Beautifully written
Bless your gifts on Doldrums Days , I like that line

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kindness Stuart. All the best.

Chris
Stuart Munro

1 Month Ago

It’s a pleasure to read your poetry Chris
"bouquets of the river banks
hide their beauty to the night"

Hell ya. That line made me grin. Nice job Chris.

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks duff, all the best.

Chris

A lovely sonnet, Chris. I especially like crystal waters of the weir and the final couplet.
W.

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much W. Pleased you enjoyed the read. All the best.

Chris
I love the imagery of the bridge leading off to the blazing sinking sun, it left me with a feeling of otherworldliness, reinforced by the mention of the Goddess Gaia in the final lines. Wonderful as always Chris, I hope you’re enjoying this magnificent summer.

Lathe

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Lovely to have a visit Lathe. Thank you so much for your review. Yes, enjoying the summer, hope the .. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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