ANDREW BLAKEMORE

Rookie - 282 Points (01/01/1966 / BIRMINGHAM)

Around The Lake - Poem by ANDREW BLAKEMORE

Around the lake the trees surround
Reflections on the water shine,
And deepest blue the autumn sky
A picture that is so divine,
The autumn all around me now
As leaves are floating to the ground,
A whisper of the summer gone
As they fall without a sound.

November still the morning bright
The weeping willow there does stand,
Touching shade where darkness falls
And drapes the water and the land,
It looks so sad now all is lost
About to sleep through winter's cold,
And cannot cling on anymore
To all its falling leaves of gold.

Which float upon the water's edge
To where the ducks do swim and feed,
Upon the bread from passers by
Beside the languid sedge and reed,
Around the lake the trees surround
A palette rich in colours flow,
And where the auburn yellows blend
With all the scarlet ambers glow.


Comments about Around The Lake by ANDREW BLAKEMORE

  • (11/14/2008 6:32:00 AM)


    About to sleep through winter's cold,
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    . It is a fine metaphor,

    Around the lake the trees surround
    ....................................................
    .........Brilliant picture..
    10...
    Tsira
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  • (8/12/2008 8:47:00 PM)


    The fall out of leaves is compared to falling of whispers...yes...leaves do whisper to breeze...draped in the shade of morning light, the weeping willow stands mourning...good poetic imagery...impressive work, Andrew...nice to read 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2008 11:24:00 PM)


    Andrew, what a beautiftull way of describing the onset of winter/end of summer. Anticipation of what mother nature has in store...... This is a wonderfull piece of nature penned with so much tenderness.....

    Bonnie
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  • (2/27/2008 5:57:00 PM)


    A bouquet of colours, brilliant scenery Andrew

    Love duncan X
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  • Ernestine Northover (2/25/2008 8:06:00 AM)


    Superb. Autumn splendour here in all its entirety. Wonderful read.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (12/23/2007 2:22:00 PM)


    'A whisper of the summer gone
    As they fall without a sound.'
    How beautiful this poem is...Thanks again...10.
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  • (11/20/2007 5:24:00 AM)


    the embodiment of poet here with all the trimmings, wow, and such a visual visceral treat! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011


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