Not Long Left

Rookie (17.05.1981 / The Molten Core)

At An Unamed Lake As The Sun Ascends - Poem by Not Long Left

The sound of swishing
wakens the still slumbering morning
A smoggy cough catipults itself
from its cave
rebouding from misty trees
till it finds and fills my ears.
A spew of smoke spreads itself
across the damp air
This time the swish is followed
by a plop,
The sound of water falling upon water
sounds so gentle when silence
surrounds us.
Tiny ripples are born, before they
grow and break,
I see my thoughts reflecting
on the glittering water.
A family of just fallen leaves
lingering mid air,
the moment they are most alive they die.
I see past lovers slowly walking away.
A lonely bird sings a lonely song
The trees are sympathetic,
They sway like an melancholy audience.
The fishermen pack up, defeated
Yet at peace,
I crave their optimism.

Comments about At An Unamed Lake As The Sun Ascends by Not Long Left

  • (7/21/2006 7:28:00 AM)

    I wish I was there at the lake side. Excellent work. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/21/2006 6:06:00 AM)

    As I truly love the out-of-doors.......this poem really speaks to me Vincent. I love the peaceful feeling you express, the best part about being outside and enjoying nature. I also like how you personify the leaves and trees, etc. Very nice. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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