Pete Crowther

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At Four O'Clock This Afternoon - Poem by Pete Crowther

There’s a V-shaped gap where the tall hedge parts
By the garden gate and it frames a view
Of a sycamore tree with a field beyond.
In summer there’d be a herd of cows
But it’s empty now — just a bare-branched tree
And the high green bank of an estuary.
At four o’clock this afternoon
Behind the tree and above the bank
I saw the sun about to set
Orange-red in a plain grey sky.
The world for a moment then was just
A setting sun, a leafless tree,
A field, a river bank, and me.

Comments about At Four O'Clock This Afternoon by Pete Crowther

  • Linda Hepner (12/13/2005 1:17:00 AM)

    Your poem made me think of a Matisse landscape! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/12/2005 11:09:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful, in a quiet landscape you caught your soul. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (12/11/2005 2:11:00 PM)

    This poem is a sheer joy to read, Peter. I loved the last two lines, they made this poem so good. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 1:16:00 PM)

    Presents a feeling of calmness. Very soothing. Thanks! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2005

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