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By A Brook

Rating: 5.0
I sat alone beside a bubbling brook
Early on a frosty morn in May
Slowly it stole through the shady woods
As the sun lit up for a sunny day

It tripped and tumbled over stubborn rocks
Gurgling ‘twixt roots that were in the way
The reeds it weaved through will be mocked
My smooth passage you cannot delay
The dragonflies above the waters high
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By A Brook
Monday, September 14, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 04 January 2018
A pretty, pretty brook. I would like to sit here and cool my eyes with the beauty of nature. A poem as pretty as the delightful brook.
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Loke Kok Yee 05 January 2018
Written a long time ago, thank you for digging it up and reading
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Bharati Nayak 09 July 2017
It is all beauty by this brook I am revisiting to drink its calm and serene beauty.
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Loke Kok Yee 02 August 2017
Thank you Bharati for going back to read this early poem of mine.
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I really felt like I was there. Your poem is outstanding and so descriptive of your brook. You are very lucky to have such beauty right there...awesome.10+++
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Loke Kok Yee 15 May 2017
I always keep a little spot for nature, Thank you Simone
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Akhtar Jawad 13 May 2017
A beautiful poem nicely illustrated by a beautiful picture.
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Bri Edwards 05 December 2016
Bro! this is a FANTASTIC nature tour of your brook! ! i got caught up with editing thoughts a bit, which slowed me down and detracted (a little) from my enjoyment, but still it was very entertaining, more so because i have seen some of what you've described. and now i see egrets or herons in the photo! more predators! i researched while away vs wile away. using while is MORE proper, but wile has come to be widely accepted my source told me. you sometimes match nouns with verb tenses in a way i would not., or singular nouns with ‘plural verbs’ or plural nouns with ‘singular verbs’. I hope I’m making myself clear. ;) for example, i would use: roots that're but WAIT! ! ! ! ...........I JUST found the following....[maybe i'd better use that are OR not use contractions at all! ! ! But we can claim “poetic license”! ! ! :) : :) ] Grammar Source If it weren't for the exceptions, English wouldn't have any rules. November 12 ‘That’re’ Contraction Not Real English Contractions are a handy feature in English grammar, allowing us to combine a couple of words into one. Contractions such as we’re and they’re are fine, but I just received an email using the would-be contraction that’re, which is completely bogus and not acceptable in standard English. Another such unacceptable contraction would be there’re. Though I know by ear and experience that that’re and there’re are both incorrect English, finding a rule to explain why isn’t so easy to do. I did a Google search on “rules for contractions in English” and found all kinds of sites showing examples of how to correctly use contractions, but not a single site that could cite a rule concerning when contractions shouldn’t be used. If anyone finds the rules, please let me know. Meanwhile, remember this: Contractions should never be used in formal writing, whether a college essay or a business proposal. In fact, contractions should generally be confined to oral communication. I’m beginning to think the guy/gal who wrote the above is wrong! WHAT DO OTHERS THINK, I WONDER. And: I would use: “butterflies ……flutter and whirl” Favorite stanza [though ALL are my favorites! ]: “Water striders frolic in a group so tight, Skimming on the surface like a sleigh. With their legs so long and a body light, When disturbed you'll have a dazzling display.” To MyPoemList. I also would like to use the poem in my/our Section A of December’s showcase. Ok? ? ? ? ? ? LET ME KNOW. Bri :)
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Loke Kok Yee 05 December 2016
Bri, as I had said before; you can do whatever you like with my poems.putting it on your list is a compliment and I thank you for doing that. The problem with the nerves in my eye are slowly getting better. I hope to be back and writing soon! thanks again.
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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 29 March 2016
Verily, a lovely description of the brook and its muse
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Lily Yang 10 February 2016
Beautiful description in details.Thanks for sharing
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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 December 2015
Sitting alone beside a bubbling brook is very fantastic in this sharing. Very wise and amazingly presented poem shared. Wisely drafted.10
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Pamela Sinicrope 16 November 2015
Wow! This is amazing! I really enjoyed reading this poem... It left me feeling, lighthearted, and buoyant! What a great detailed description of the brook and the diversity of life within it... A metaphor for the world? Just wonderful! !
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Rajnish Manga 13 October 2015
This happens to be your first poem other than a limerick that has caught my sight and I can say it with conviction that there is more substance in your poetry than meets the eyes. The nature plays diligently in the landscape of emotions. A real pleasure. Thanks a lot. I sat alone beside a bubbling brook / It trips and tumbles over stubborn rocks / The dragonflies..... will dance till their short lives drift away / a tiny crab seemed to have lost his way.
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