By A River

amidst dewy dawning

and distant lowing

scrambling over

tangled root stone bedding

 

beneath hillside glowing

from cloud stalked

cold shock

to sun burst warming

 

flows river umber

running iced  tea

tarnished and malty

 

to this tumble

comes happy dog

snout near rabbit deep

as spooked cottontails peep

from behind mossy log

 

while hedgerow and tree

with gummy slap

of spittle sprayed sap

shed and share their berry

 

bees, in silver backed

full droning bluster,

drain all they can muster

before dragons snap

 

damp ochreous sheep,

like tea-bags spent,

connote what ferments

this tawny creek

 

steaming hummocks

draw up the eye

to a full weighted sky

where the swifts run amok

 

 

through a rising feast

and with like minded purpose

from unddrneath

the bubbling surface is equally policed

 

soon, though,  oh too soon

throughway is blocked

each gateway fast locked

by authority oppugned

 

from this unfriendly zone

we turn on our heels

and retreat across malachite fields

to man’s enclaves of stone

dalesmorning walknatureriverswaledaleyorkshire

◄ All The Time In The World

August Storm (written August 2011) ►

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Poets Corner

Sun 2nd Sep 2012 21:35

Hi Paul....
I love the clarity of this poem...the words and phrases are quite beautiful...they flow...like ' A River'...does...
'..the bubbling surface is equally policed'...
A typo or two...but still a lovely poem.

I would like you to 'tag the poem to 'PC'...that's my Poets Corner facebook page so that I can include it in September entries.
Basically I am featuring between 2 to 4 poems per month...to create and promote a Poet's Poetry..and then at the end of 12 months I will produce a Poets Corner Accomplices (anthology)...at very small cost to the Poet.

Thus promoting WOL...The Poet..Their Poetry and Poets Corner...let me know if you wish to proceed...grahamrobinson73@gmail.com or via PC private chat message...Thanks and Well Done!
Graham.

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