Seán O Muiríosa

A Golden End

Golden waves rushed on in
upon a rusty Irish sky
as mother sang out across the land,
fading leaves strained on branches.
The swallows said goodbye.

Crunchy red apples, luscious green pears
they’re all reaching their peak.
They plop down with the changing wind
that belts in from the west.
It’s coming, it will be bleak.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005

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  • Katie Hudson (10/29/2006 12:53:00 PM)

    I like the sense of rustic life that you create in this poem, and I think its really appropriate that the imagery reflects on the colours red and green.
    You've sort of given a tour of beautiful Ireland in just two stanzas - well done!

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  • James Papastamos (4/29/2006 6:29:00 PM)

    Very well written. Patriotism is more than obvious. The lush Irish landscape hits the reader immediately, and one can envision each and every line. Not overdone. Work on your meter. Otherwise, a very good poem. Keep up the good work - James

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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (11/6/2005 12:05:00 AM)

    sean,
    i love this. you definitely have the talents. age will polish things up.

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  • Shelley B. Keats (10/11/2005 10:37:00 PM)

    Fundamentally, I agree with Raynette. My only quibble regards 'rusty'.-I think some other adjective may be better for this nature study..

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  • Austen Bradford (7/4/2005 6:10:00 PM)

    I enjoy this poem, it brings good memories to mind. Well done

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  • Raynette Eitel (6/21/2005 9:26:00 AM)

    Another beauty, Sean...you caught the end of Autumn and the simple sentence 'It will be bleak, ' speaks volumes about the oncoming Winter. Good job.

    Raynette

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  • Graham Leese (4/10/2005 5:10:00 PM)

    this poem really attacks the senses and conjours up some brilliant images, i loved the rusty irish sky, again brilliant
    graham.

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  • Amberlee Carter (3/30/2005 3:21:00 PM)

    yeah, this poem is beautiful.
    Mixed with magical autumn scenes and melancholy, I'd say it rests atop most the poetry on PH...well done

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  • Mary Nagy (3/18/2005 11:30:00 AM)

    Beautiful! ! Fall is one of the best times of the year and you managed to capture the best parts of it in this poem. Very nice. Sincerely, Mary

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  • ***** ***** (1/26/2005 5:07:00 PM)

    This poem has wonderful imagery and I adore the ending. Really lovely.

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