Bill Mitton

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Days Like These - Poem by Bill Mitton

On days like these there is no other song
just the soft duet of gull and sea
no perfume sweeter than the scent
of salt upon the warm gentle breeze

On days like these Neptune’s breast
sings a gentle song of peace, and
the sun smiles fondly upon his slumber
clouds float by on a canopy of Azure

On day’s like these there is no land
The world holds only that which we see
No Gods save the sun, moon and sea
And the benediction of the wind

On days like these all worries are becalmed
all ills hidden across the circling horizon
all angers and hatred held at bay
by the blue salt vastness beneath our bows

Yet my head tells me of the falseness
working upon my heart and eyes
That with the night, dark clouds will gather
bringing the reality of the horizon’s storms

but oh with all my heart I dearly wish
that I could share with all who breath
the wonderful falseness that holds me
as I live through days like these


Comments about Days Like These by Bill Mitton

  • (1/7/2006 9:37:00 AM)


    This is a wonderful and beautifly worded piece Bill. It reeks of English style, in its metaphor (The sea) and its structure. I have, sometimes, railed against the English style for its parochialism, but this work cannot be seen as that. At one time, poets, painters, noveslist, saw the seaa a metaphor for British power. You seem to use it in the way that some have used the image of a flowing stream: to illustrate a changing world.

    Wonderful, Bill, simply wonderful.
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  • Ernestine Northover (1/6/2006 4:19:00 PM)


    Worth a 10 again Bill. Lovely expressed write, beautiful words woven together so well. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2006 12:39:00 PM)


    Very well said,
    I loved it! !
    You have such a feeling for this poem!
    I hope that you keep this up you just might have a new fan :)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 6, 2006



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