Allan James Saywell

Bronze Star - 2,180 Points (Australia / Christmas Island)

A Walk Through A Cemetry - Poem by Allan James Saywell

The path was narrow and cobbled in sandstone
Birds warbled and squabbled and pecked sweet honey
From brilliant flowers, that flowered a tree
Just like a still life that sit on an easel
The artificial pond was brimming with colourful life
Fishes and tadpoles and frogs that sat on green lillies
Artificial gnomes watching in awe
At life, so alive, so alive, like you and me
Just like a still-life, that sit on an easel
Just past the pond, a new world awaited me
Rows and rows of silence greeted me
People spoke of who they were
In written word that lay so still
In the early morning chill

Comments about A Walk Through A Cemetry by Allan James Saywell

  • Lyn Paul (3/13/2018 5:41:00 PM)

    A lovely picture painted of your beautiful walk in a cemetery filled with nature and history. (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/13/2018 4:24:00 PM)

    At life, so alive, so alive, like you and me
    Just like a still-life, that sit on an easel
    A good poet can see the beautiful life in a cemetery as well and Allan James Saywell, said well about it. Congrats.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/13/2018 1:45:00 PM)

    The path was narrow! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2018 12:25:00 PM)

    Did nobody notice the misspelled word in the title?
    Nor the grammar mistakes in the poem?
    You all say it's a great write.
    What hypocrites you all are!
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2018 10:56:00 AM)

    The natural tranquility in a cemetery is well painted. Congrats for being the member's PoD. (Report) Reply

  • Bipasha D (3/13/2018 8:54:00 AM)

    There is a soothing stillness in the poem. Heartiest congratulations for the selection ! (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (3/13/2018 7:07:00 AM)

    ii like this, allan. like the accessible and familiar picture you create, like the vibrant scene you create against the setting of the cemetery (you'll need to correct the spelling) , like how you let us infer meaning from the scene you create. i look forward to reading more poems by you. -glen kappy (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2018 4:04:00 AM)

    a nicely descriptive poem that painted a picture fit for any easel? well written Allan (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/13/2018 1:47:00 AM)

    Allan James, such a poignant poem of the day.... congrats for being chosen... a big 10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (3/13/2018 12:46:00 AM)

    The path was narrow and cobbled, ..... well penned, congrats. and thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 26, 2012

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