Terry Collett

Gold Star - 23,291 Points (13/12/1947 / LONDON)

Her Beautifulness. - Poem by Terry Collett

There's an empty cottage
at the end of this lane
Jane said

and there's a large apple tree
in the garden
and no one goes there

so maybe we can look
through the windows
and see what's there

sounds good
you said
and she smiled at you

in her shy manner
and brushed her fingers
through her long black hair

and breathed in
the summer air
and there were birds

flying overhead
and a small brook
running along side

the lane
and you felt happy
being there with her

looking at her profile
at the way her eyes
looked about her

and her flowered summer dress
she said her mother made
and the way she swayed

her hips as she walked
and you sensed her nearness
her just being there

just a fingertip away
and when you came
to the empty cottage

she ran ahead and peered
through the windows
and you came along beside her

and looked through the glass
at the emptiness within
and she said

let's see if the doors are locked
and she ran to the door
and pushed but it was locked

and she said
just a chance we could have gone in
and pretended it was ours

and imagined where
we could have put our furniture
and we could have gone up the stairs

and looked out and pretended
it was our bedroom
and we had just married

and then she was silent
and you stood behind her
and touched her arm

and said
let's go pick some apples
and you can pretend

you're going to cook
an apple-pie
for our dinner instead

and she smiled
and gently pressed her lips
on your cheek

a small wet warmness
entered you
and oh

you thought
as she ran to the tree
that she would always be here

just the summer sun
and she in her beautifulness
and 13 year old me.


Comments about Her Beautifulness. by Terry Collett

  • alan brown (4/7/2018 5:43:00 PM)

    a very nice story in this poem enjoyed Alan (Report)Reply

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  • Upendra Upm (6/28/2017 3:21:00 AM)

    I am not sure if people are so meticulous, so elaborate and assiduous about their love.
    I beg apology to all my love as these lines go through me.
    Beautifull poem.
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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (6/25/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    Another winner!
    I do so like your poems about love. They are some of your best.
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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (4/18/2017 3:39:00 AM)

    Passionate teenage romance just out of a Mills & Boon volume. Sweet and captivating. Thanks a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (11/10/2016 12:58:00 PM)

    and looked out and pretended
    it was our bedroom
    and we had just married

    and oh

    you thought
    as she ran to the tree
    that she would always be here
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  • Bernard SnyderBernard Snyder (4/26/2016 9:19:00 PM)

    I almost said this was an amazing story. Instead I realize this was a story told in an amazing style. Well deserved 'Poem of The Day'. Congrats! Awesomeness! (Report)Reply

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  • Amar AgarwalaAmar Agarwala (4/26/2016 7:19:00 PM)

    While reading I was lost... unsure if I were reading a prose or a poem. Wonderful work... incredible writing! (Report)Reply

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (4/26/2016 6:34:00 PM)

    The sweet tug of innocence in childhood, the beauty of imagination, young love, dreams of life together in a romantic married of shared life possibilities. (Report)Reply

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  • Bill GalvinBill Galvin (4/26/2016 10:06:00 AM)

    A beautiful recollection of a beautiful time.10. (Report)Reply

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  • Jeannette HeywoodJeannette Heywood (4/26/2016 10:03:00 AM)

    A lovely picture painted with words. (Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/26/2016 8:43:00 AM)

    Amazing story poem envisioned marvelously and unfolded with warmth, love and tenderness.
    Heartiest Congrats on the Poem of the Day as also for composing such a lovely poem.10++ points.
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (4/26/2016 7:59:00 AM)

    Style of telling your story is amazing. A poem with a great flow and beauty. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (4/26/2016 7:22:00 AM)

    Wonderful! You have a real gift for telling a story, as I have seen in some of your other poems. Congratulations for having this one selected as member poem of the day! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (4/26/2016 6:54:00 AM)

    ýou thought
    as she ran to the tree
    that she would always be here

    just the summer sun
    and she in her beautifulness
    and 13 year old me- - - - - - -She is certainly there in her beautifulness as you wished just like warmth of a summer sun all these years warming your heart all the while, springing as a verse from your pen..A lovely love poem, thanks for sharing.
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (4/26/2016 6:08:00 AM)

    Superb, Congrats for the poem of the day honor....deserve it Terry..10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton (4/26/2016 5:45:00 AM)

    Lovely! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Tirtho Banerjee (4/26/2016 4:51:00 AM)

    Enjoyed. I like your novel style, Terry (Report)Reply

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  • Chime Justice NdubuisiChime Justice Ndubuisi (4/26/2016 3:48:00 AM)

    nice on Terry Collett (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (4/26/2016 2:32:00 AM)

    The joy of young love in a delightful reminiscence (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/26/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    She smiled at you! Nice piece of work. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2012



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