Savoir Faire

Savoir Faire

A Poem by Chris Shaw

the sun on lakeside water
gleams on surface glass
you can not fail to notice
that light can smother dark
it sparkles and it spangles
and here is where i’ll stay
till every drop of golden
has rinsed all doubts away

© 2024 Chris Shaw


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short sweet and sentimental :) I think i might stare at the water for a while I could use a little lakeside stare

Posted 1 Week Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Days Ago

Hello Bunny. Thank you for stopping by to leave your thoughts. I just love that sparkle of sunlight .. read more
Speaking correctly in Social situations… is a talent to acquire… reminds me of an Ice dancer and an orchestrated 🎶 Song. softly, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Pat thanking you graciously for visit and your thoughts and very softly so. Have a wonderful Mo.. read more
So atmospheric and evocative, like an Impressionist Painting, perfectly conjuring the lakeside scene. Excellent ✨️✨️✨️✨️✨️

Posted 1 Week Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much Tony. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Have a happy Monday.

Chris
ah Chris i have missed reading your work. as beautiful as always

Posted 1 Week Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much. Great to see you again. You have been missed also.

Chris
"The best things in life are free" may sound like a cliché, but as this poem reminds us, it is nevertheless true. As Emerson said, "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit," and taking notice of that creates a kind of ecstatic exuberance that this poem testifies of. It's a very vivid write that literally lights up one's soul.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Laz for leaving a thoughtful review. Much appreciated. Good to see you back at WC. It’.. read more
Beautiful title though.....


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much. I really appreciate that Sami. Have a great day.

Chris
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome Chris.
I have no idea what Savoir Faire means but "light can smother dark" made me think ( once, darkness was all ....light came... darkness was defeated .... now, darkness is only shadow when light allows. )

"here is where i’ll stay
till every drop of golden
has rinsed all doubts away"

beautiful words and beautiful sentiment - carl

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Carl for your encouraging review. I appreciate you stopping by.

Chris
The translation I got from different sources is knowing what to do in awkward times and situations, like possessing social skills, talents and graces.
Best wishes

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Sami for joining the debate about my title. I appreciate you.

Chris
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome 😊
Frost warned us all that "Nothing Gold Can Stay". But then, neither can we. Maybe we should just enjoy what we have while we have it. It's nice to be suave and confident but, in my opinion, even better to be humble and understanding.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

It is knowing how to deal with darkness when it comes. :) I am thankful for your interest:)
Fabian G. Franklin

2 Weeks Ago

But that is not what "Savoir Faire" means. Savoir Faire means the ability to use proper decorum with.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

I guess we use different dictionaries. Mine says, know how. Interesting debate,’. Thanks for your .. read more
There are times when nature holds us captivated enough to stay and watch as long as we can.
Nice one, Chris. :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Tim. Yes you can lose yourself in nature. Can be such a soother and a healer. Nothing like.. read more

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Added on May 20, 2024
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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

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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