Dappled sunshine

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 Before, I loved the rainy mornings of my life

And I never thought that friendly mountain passes

Would ferry me away

But  now happy times are seldom

And the rain runs away with me.


From holiday beach to temptestous sea

The thunder clouds gather like swarms of angry bees

I have lost my faith in the indomitable sea.

And I have lost my faith in humanity

I sing only one song now

'Protect the young and defend the free.'


O! the mechanical movement of the sun

Sunshine blooms and nectar spreads

Like a tender tree

Covering  all that's dappled, fair

Like a changeling in the ocean, 

Lke the yearning to be free, and unlike me.

◄ Ripple in still water

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John Marks

Fri 14th Feb 2020 17:01

Thank you Keith and Tom, Brian, Binte and Justme.

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

TS Eliot

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keith jeffries

Thu 13th Feb 2020 13:54


A poem from the heart and one which I can relate to, which probably speaks of our similarity of age. The second stanza resonates with me personally.

Thank you for this,

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Thu 13th Feb 2020 10:58

John, this is a fantastic piece of writing. I'm still processing...

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