poet C R Clark

C R Clark

A Mellow Afternoon

A cool Thanksgiving afternoon
Cousins, at grandpa’s, hard at play
Parents, all visiting, on the porch
The sun shone bright, a bluebird day

Covering a gently rising knoll
Tall, latent grass, a chestnut shade
Sheltered there, I lay me down
In heaven’s warmth, to luxuriate

‘Twas here in tranquil solitude
My mind explored illustrious paths
And rode on waves of mellow dreams
At peace in a billowing sea of grass

© C R Clark 1/10/2009

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, January 10, 2009

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (1/23/2009 5:38:00 PM)

    A beautiful picture created here Richard, excellent poem. Best wishes, Andrew

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  • Scott Austin (1/21/2009 11:24:00 PM)

    You have allowed the reader to image the peacefulness of this event. You have penned this so delightfully for an excellent read. Thank you for sharing your work with us. May peace and joy fill your heart each and everyday.

    Scott

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (1/18/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    This poem painted a peaceful contented scene. I love the way you tied the word mellow in the text to the title. I think many people would be envious of such a delightful afternoon. Karin Anderson

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  • Janice Herzog (1/17/2009 3:13:00 PM)

    Dear C.R.: This is is a very personal, and touching poem. Loved it. Love, Janice Herzog xoxo

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (1/17/2009 1:57:00 PM)

    Beautiful evocative afternoon's scene painted with words so masterfully - - - and we were taken along for the pleasure...... thank you Richard........ from Fay.....xx

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  • Thad Wilk (1/16/2009 9:39:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem heartwarming and serene! Richard you have painted - an eloquent and delightful scene! ! *10*! !
    Best regards
    Friend Thad

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  • Fiona Davidson (1/12/2009 7:11:00 PM)

    Lovely poem very evocative....thank you...Fi

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  • Rebecca Wiles (1/12/2009 8:40:00 AM)

    Now this wonderful poem takes me back..It reminds one of simpler times and I love it! !
    Becca

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