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Richard Stopps Poems
My Life Ever Changed by Dogs! ! !
In a town called Grimsby Lived a man with his boots. Sometimes he wore blue jeans And sometimes wore suits.
Spring & Summer
Pear blossoms white as new fallen snow, Blanketed orchards of new growth. Apple blossoms pink just burrsting Freshly scrubbed faces
Tween the waters of the Speed and Eramosa Lies Guelph (one romantic town) Dominated by the Tower of 'Our Lady' And the University's 'Cap n Gown'!
Why regret her passing? Yes, 'way too soon', but Such is LIFE. The most beautiful apple blossom
Ruben could clearly speak directly to your heart Amazing really that unspoken tie that bound without utterance Your heart to him, and He to you. For those 14 years can be an eternity... until it ends
Human henge - An Analemmatic Sundial
To stand north faced with arm's stretched Embracing the warmth of the golden sun Our life itself casting Time's shadow O'er runes on earth's own ellipse.
You fill my moments, With the warmth of your love. The winds howl. Snowy whalebacks drift the laneways.
WHEN I was young, I dwelt in Vale By a misty fen lit by a moon so pale. And thus it was that I first met Ben, Whose heart and hame were waiting then
A Lesson Not Learned
He did not know which way to go? On mountain high, capped cold with snow. His matted hair tossed to and fro, He did not know which way to go.
Ch. Silmaril's Ted E Bear
Today I posted too Boistrous, Bellicose, And got home late to see my wife & dogs I cuddled puppies of Abbey's whelp Scolded 'Buddy' at the orchard's edge
Lad O'Galloway Eulogy
Niven's a Golden gone To pleasant meadows far away? Golden his memories with each dawn His Rainbow's not so far as Galloway?
From Kennel or Hearth?
In the bush south of Chapleau Two stormy portages away, Stood a Golden Dog 'Brandy' Under ashen skies grey.
We think of 'Lottie's' life as untimely brief; But this existence of ours, is as transient as autumn clouds. To have watched her birth and death was like looking at lightning. Her lifetime was a spectacular flash of light in the darkened sky.
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Best Poem of Richard Stopps
New fallen snow
Paws warmed by paths of old Friends!