Paul Gerard Reed


Evening Breeze - Poem by Paul Gerard Reed

When the evening breeze
Ruffled the leaves in the half-light
I felt the greatness in the air,
Just standing there;
The quietness absorbed all thoughts
And carried me away to another place
A place where everything was all right
With no need for night;
And in that moment I knew
That everything that had happened,
Or was going to be,
Was down to me, just me;
The breeze carried the sorrow away
Into the clouds that slid over the trees,
Unexpectedly;
And left me alone

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Evening Breeze by Paul Gerard Reed

  • (8/28/2017 10:18:00 PM)


    A lovely poem that is imaginative. (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder (8/28/2017 4:10:00 PM)


    The imagery was really brilliant in this poem. Great poem! Congrats, and well deserved! ! 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2017 2:46:00 PM)


    Life comes at you hard or easy but it's nice to have a safe haven in the soul..good poem (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Tutaan (8/28/2017 1:33:00 PM)


    Serenity...thank you for sharing this remarkable poem with us, Paul...Congrats! 10++++++
    Cheryl
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  • Seema Sharma Rimi (8/28/2017 12:12:00 PM)


    The quietness absorbed all thoughts
    And carried me away to another place
    A place where everything was all right
    With no need for night;
    Beautiful. Amazing poem.
    10.
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  • Ravi A (8/28/2017 9:06:00 AM)


    I could also feel the same while reading this poem. Wind can set in a comfortable feeling and we will be carried away by gentle winds to unknown shores of time. Great. Happy to see the selection under the Member Poem. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/28/2017 8:49:00 AM)


    Beautiful expression of a moment when a calm takes one over shadowing all the sorrows and perils of life. It is a cherished moment. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/28/2017 7:48:00 AM)


    The breeze carried the sorrow away
    Into the clouds that slid over the trees,
    Unexpectedly;
    And left me alone... is so beautiful. One gets lost to the effects of nature and takes relief in its charm. So nice.
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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/28/2017 6:25:00 AM)


    This shows how best nature can influence a turbid mind. Mostly people do not recognize the potential, nature intrinsically has in soothing human mind, but you do. Very inspiring and soothing. Thanks for sharing a wonderful poem. X (Report) Reply

  • Rini Jerry (8/28/2017 5:50:00 AM)


    The breeze carried the sorrow away.. Each new day the breeze takes away the new built sorrows
    Well written.. Finding Peace in nature..10
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  • Nosheen Irfan (8/28/2017 4:55:00 AM)


    Superb. A moment of inspiration. This breeze heals the reader too. Congrats. Great pick of the day.10 (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (8/28/2017 4:34:00 AM)


    a reflective poem of being aware that we alone choose the path we take in life? .............well written PGR. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/28/2017 2:09:00 AM)


    It is a beautiful poem on life and nature having stunning expression. Thanks for sharing and congratualtion for being selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/28/2017 1:42:00 AM)


    Such a heartwarming poem....congrats for being selected...Rated 10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/28/2017 1:39:00 AM)


    I felt the greatness in the air,
    Just standing there;
    The quietness absorbed all thoughts
    And carried me away to another place
    A place where everything was all right
    With no need for night;

    Beautiful lines dear poet.
    Thanks for sharing.
    10
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  • Lantz Pierre (8/28/2017 12:48:00 AM)


    From whence the sorrow? An evening breeze may not caress the air on each and every day through the seasons during which the leaves are on the trees, but I would suggest seeking medical help if each time the event occurs through half the year it lifts some weight from your burdened heart. Otherwise, more specificity is required such that it doesn't read as some Sisyphean entanglement of eternal woe, a generalized lament from which you find some recurrent relief from an arbitrary grief through an arbitrary event. Otherwise, the scene is nicely set. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/28/2017 12:24:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem that says so much.

    Robert
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  • Kathy Van Kurin (2/28/2017 7:32:00 PM)


    Paul Gerard Reed,
    Ok you are so right; circumstances and even blinding pain experiences.........in the end it is a personal choice to keep moving mentally, emotionally. that everything that had happened, or that was going to be, was down to me, just me Right on! I say it and know it but to do it, not always so easy..........Great poem. You are a new poet to me and love first writings too.............Kathy
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  • Geoffrey Fafard (8/28/2016 5:57:00 PM)


    The simple and the complex all wrapped in the words of this wonderful poem.Thank you Paul. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/28/2016 5:25:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem. A breezy evening mingles with peace and inspiration. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 17, 2014


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