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

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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 )

  • Rookie - 0 Points C.ann Penning (6/26/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    Wonderful imagery penned here... well done :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,762 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

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