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Far Ponds

Rating: 5.0
Far from the feast of nine delights
From full ponds lillied in shimmering light
And boastful gods in vineyard white
We whisper approaching dawn

Where trading men aggravated smile
Fragrant flocks of tittering doves
Join hands on high stairs while
Senators hurl their incisive air, here
Far from there we pray on
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Sue Ann Simar 13 May 2009
The feast of nine delights made me think of Chinese literature and traditions. There is definitely a pastoral air to this poem. Then we have our gods, our senators, our librarians, and our swords...
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Linda Ori 17 December 2006
I may be off the mark, here, Tailor, but I think we sit here in our carefree lives while others are far off fighting for our freedom to do just that. Wonderful imagery - dream-like quality. Took me on a scenic voyage to beautiful ponds and rolling hills - far from the battlefields and stark reality of another place. Brilliant piece of work, Tailor! Linda
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Not a member No 4 17 December 2006
Sorry, just having another crack at this. Hope you don't mind! ! I love the palpable 'sensation' of distance (not necessarily in or from this world) that you manage to create, and the vague echoes of Coleridge. You've managed to endow phrases such as 'we pray on' and 'boastful gods' with great import. All in all, it's simply terrific poetry. jim (I may be back!)
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Not a member No 4 17 December 2006
Only just come across your work Tailor. Authentic and beautiful poetry that needs careful study! This takes me 'Far from the Madding Crowd'. There's an air of something in your work that is very distinctive. My mind's a little too slow today to grasp it fully - it's very subtle but it's very clearly there - shading towards some kind of unjaded renunciation leading to a specific type of acceptance.. I will get it. I loved this piece especially. jim
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Will Barber 28 September 2006
A brilliant concatenation of images, ending in a triumph of imagination. - Will 10+
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A. Darcy 14 September 2006
Great imagery, smooth flow, and dream-like vibe. It's beautiful. April
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Kee Thampi 13 September 2006
We whisper approaching dawn true beauty in its natural love of writes
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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 11 September 2006
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Alison Cassidy 10 September 2006
I love this rich tapestry of images from another time. The repetition of the first and last stanzas works a treat and the whole poem flows magnifcently. love, Alliexxxxxx
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Duncan Wyllie 10 September 2006
Lovely feeling and flow to this Tailor, Thankyou Love duncan X
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