Clifton King

Rookie - 193 Points (December 24,1943 / Long Beach, California)

Clifton King Poems

1. Sunday Ride 8/15/2015
2. Invitation To A Bath Party 8/15/2015
3. The Porch 8/15/2015
4. Beachcombing 8/15/2015
5. Black On The Boulevard 8/15/2015
6. We Were There 7/8/2010
7. Sunday Shoes 9/22/2010
8. Giverny Garden 3/21/2014

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Giverny Garden

The garden is raucous with yellow and orange.
I find a bench in the shade.
Gravel pathways crunch beneath the crush of tourists.
A muted mix of Italian, French, that proper King's English,
and the American version, fills fragrance laden air.
Bees and butterflies are overwhelmed with choices.

A woman nearby talks on her cell phone, in French.
Her words, music I don't understand.
In the distance, school children play, raise a bouquet of laughter.
A girl, voice so soft I barely hear her request,
asks me to take her picture.

I intended to write a poem, ...

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