Barry Middleton


Dark Flower - Poem by Barry Middleton

There is a place, a river run,
dark flowers by the path.

And many lovers pass this way,
escaping earthly wrath.

There I cut the richest bloom
of royal and regal hue.

And this is all I have to give.
I bring it here for you.

I found that forest in a dream.
I walked the river run.

Alas, the vision had to fade,
to match the setting sun.

So I must seek the dream again,
and find the garden lane.

For it will guide me unto peace,
and shelter me from pain.

Topic(s) of this poem: flower, love, path, river


Comments about Dark Flower by Barry Middleton

  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/30/2016 4:40:00 PM)


    Beautiful, 'it will guide me unto peace and shelter me from pain' (Report) Reply

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  • Analogous To Tower 7: Ameaning (1/28/2016 3:15:00 PM)


    I suggest unifying the transition from one line to the next: all comas; all no punctuation; or [even] periods. Control the tempo of the reader as best you can. Don't trust them/us to get it. I love the language & images. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 28, 2017


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