Bob Blackwell

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! ! At Days End - Poem by Bob Blackwell

As our sun sets,
our moon,
a citrus segment,
halfway to whole,
rises, on a
now retiring world.

Its warm amber glow
softens, calms, it’s
blush of orange, creeps
covers, warms, comforts;
it illuminates our view.

Days noise and bustle
lessens, stars appear,
moon now a silver piece,
brings nightfall, a peace,
a gentle whispered calm.

A stillness wrapped up
in starlight and secured
by moonbeams, has
no threatening shadows,
no noisy rising wants.

An empty mind holds no
sorrows, fears, concerns
or worries. With no thoughts,
it embraces a golden silence,
that soothes and heals our
still anxious, troubled World.


08-05-2009


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  • Ruth Walters (10/14/2009 12:08:00 PM)

    Another cracker of a poem Bob!

    Ruthie :)
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  • Raj Nandy (9/7/2009 3:38:00 AM)

    BOB, Your last para concludes this poem very effectively! In fact it is full of Zen Philosophy! Actor Richard Geare, the Buddhist, would also love to read this too!
    Thanks for sharing! 10 +
    -Raj
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  • David Harris (8/19/2009 3:10:00 PM)

    Bob, a wonderful image laden poem with a great calming effect to its reader. Top marks and thanks for sharing this with us my friend.
    David
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  • Ritty Patnaik (8/19/2009 12:37:00 PM)

    dear bob....i loved the way you describe the moon in this poem.i think all love the moon because of its gentleness, and soothing qualities, which has always intrigued the poets.i liked 'citrus segments, half way to whole'and the wonderful imagery! goes down as my favourite.best wishes.
    ritty
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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (8/10/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    Sigh! This is simply glorious Bob. I loved the 'citrus segment' of the moon. You are a true artist and have painted such wonderful pictures in my mind. I hope that my mind won't be empty but filled with the images of your poem as I embrace a sleep of dreams. Top marks! Karin Anderson (Report)Reply

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  • Janell Cressman (8/6/2009 2:49:00 PM)

    I like this, it's like after a play when the curtin slowly closes, and everyone leaves.
    that is how i always think of sunsets, there the curtin to are days
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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (8/6/2009 11:55:00 AM)

    This is a marvellous piece of work Bob and so soothing to read. It has wonderful imagery too. Best wishes, Andrew (Report)Reply

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  • . . (6/8/2009 10:21:00 PM)

    I would give my right brain to be able to paint with words the way you do here. Your colors are so beautifully vivid. (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/2/2009 8:09:00 PM)

    life cycle also change as days near to end so is life... beautiful poem dear. u r at the height of carrier (Report)Reply

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  • T McH (5/30/2009 11:42:00 AM)

    Jim said it all (as always) and you have enchanted me (as always) . t x (Report)Reply

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  • Jim Hogg (5/22/2009 3:42:00 PM)

    Peaceful, natural and convincing images I find myself drawn to Mr Blackwell. A skilfully piece of poetic sketching which had a genuinely relaxing effect on this reader. A pleasure to read and contemplate. Thank you. jim (PS It was a much more leisurely and decent world too. We've lost a lot in the last few decades.) (Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (5/21/2009 11:32:00 AM)

    'With no thoughts,
    it embraces a golden silence,
    that soothes and heals our
    still anxious, troubled World.'

    10 for this moving composition.
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  • Shashendra Amalshan (5/20/2009 4:17:00 AM)

    'it embraces a golden silence,
    that soothes and heals our
    still anxious, troubled World'.

    your words seems to heal me sir..thanks..cheers10++
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  • Cindy Kreiner SeraCindy Kreiner Sera (5/19/2009 2:12:00 PM)

    Beautifully descriptive, A tranquil observation of the moon taking centre stage as an empty mind embraces golden silence. I shall be visiting regularly (Report)Reply

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  • Mimi Fakhira (5/16/2009 6:06:00 AM)

    Such beautiful words! Let the shine of a divine light lifts our world from sorrow...10+++
    MIMI
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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (5/15/2009 9:21:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, Bob. Really beautiful. Its imagery is so wonderful
    and the last stanza has real consolatory effects. Thanks for sharing
    and showing a glimpse of your senstive soul.

    Best Regards
    Naseer
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  • Bob Gibson (5/13/2009 12:26:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem Bob!
    I saw that blood orange moon, arising last night
    darkness surrounded, an eerie glow, a captivating sight
    as it rose its color changed, yellow to silver bright
    the waters rippled in its glow, of that beautiful moonlight
    kindest regards Bob
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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (5/12/2009 11:42:00 AM)

    Bob! It is a pleasure reading ur poems........so beautifully descriptive... (Report)Reply

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  • Shweta Advani (5/10/2009 9:26:00 AM)

    U have so nicely expressed the beauty of inner silence.....no amount of outer silence can match the beauty of tranquility inside....Gud write...God Bless: -) (Report)Reply

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  • Fiona Davidson (5/10/2009 9:21:00 AM)

    Brilliant write Bob....enjoyed reading your poetry....10+++ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 8, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 8, 2009


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