RIC S. BASTASA


the city and the town


this is what the city has to offer
neon lights, ambulance screams,
loud music, beer and ale,
a small room, a busy life,
a little sleep,
exquisite dinners,
late shows, gags, gigs.
but i have enough of all these,

i went to the little town
and have this wooden house,
beside a river, there are flowers
blooming and vegetable gardens,
and tranquil horizons,
a beautiful sunset
a brighter sunrise,
crustal clear rivers,
home fishing, and mountain treks,
and fresh smell of green grass,
and cool shades of trees,
mountain shadows,
full moons and singing birds
love calls, and fresh fruits
direct from the trees,
wild chickens, and
horses to ride and carabaos
to pasture, goats to feed
and turkey chases,

a very peaceful sleep at night
under the moon
lamp-lit room and some cicadas
in concert with the frogs
and crickets and worms
and then the rain
starts to fall
you hear the sweet hum
of the nearby river

Submitted: Friday, April 17, 2009
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Comments about this poem (the city and the town by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Really Cancerous, RAJESH.C BOSE
  2. Prestiage, Vishal Sharma
  3. Halloween, Damian Murphy
  4. YOUNG AND INNOCENT, Philo Yan
  5. Tale of the Neck, Ima Ryma
  6. Life's Lived Long Lessons, Katherine Nordhaus
  7. Nigah-e-naaz (Hindi), Rajnish Manga
  8. चाँद रात में सैर, Rajnish Manga
  9. Passages of Time, Phil Soar
  10. Listening To Music, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

I

Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misnamed
Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world,
And a wide realm of wild reality,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  5. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Carpe Diem, William Shakespeare
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]