Learn More

Jackie Allen


A Moment For All Time


Scenes of design, origin~
cherry, gingko, or maple trees
.....a Japanese screen transplanted in kind.
Some five koi splashed blue;
how beautiful their value’s worth.

Painted odd spots of orange,
a winged one, yellow, black, some gold
.....flits and flutters amongst old, spotted blue;
a sun kissed garden, pink
blushed, passionately lush through and through.

Come lovers of nature,
peonies for her hat; mossy
.....green, his cap... consider the blue waters~
hope for enlightenment,
linger to drink, linger to think.

Scent of garden’s sweet face,
nature’s ancient brush paints anew
.....a portrait orientally sublime
pen and ink yields a love
linked scroll, poetry finds its way.

Like truth endowed, in awe~
Inspired and draped in harmony
.....hearts race, passions pace, and with strange delight....
catching breath, resting now,
birds, the swallows, twitter their songs.

Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A purchase of series of Japanese screens, hung as art, inspired the purchase of two original Japanese watercolors painted on cork. The delicateness of those Japanese works inspired me to consider writing an impression of a Japanese garden, thus this poem.

Comments about this poem (A Moment For All Time by Jackie Allen )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,937 Points Lorraine Colon (6/24/2013 5:57:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. I am a lover of nature. I'd be lost without my garden and the many birds that come to visit. It felt good to read your poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus, Ogden Nash
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Christmas Carol, Sara Teasdale
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886), Tushar Ray
  2. Love Is, Kristen Brown
  3. Poetry in Motion, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  4. Nothing I Fear, Kristen Brown
  5. Tantalizing, Kristen Brown
  6. Your Heart Be At Ease (Rewrite), Kristen Brown
  7. Rosewater (Rewrite), Kristen Brown
  8. Passion (Rewrite), Kristen Brown
  9. My Note To Santa...Please Write A Letter.., Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  10. HIM, michael walkerjohn
[Hata Bildir]