Hazel Durham


Moments - Poem by Hazel Durham

Moments of sheer exhilaration,
Riding finely tuned thoroughbreds, in a horse lovers nation,
Falling leaves, upon sweet smelling meadows like cunning thieves,
Sprinkles of raindrops tied in silky bows, intricately weaved,
Silver moons shimmering iconically, in a inky black sky,
Fairytales and legends, that ain't no lie,
Castles, ancient towers, holy wells, the sound of church bells.



Peace is here now, tranquillity shining everyday,
With polished sunshine and rain that can't be tamed,
Life is rich in song and poetry
In a land obsessed, with the art of being free,
Mountains, lakes and forests congregate in glorious opulence,
Moments to dance with nature's own kind,
Nobody is ever left behind,
Moments, moments of a lifetime, that always rhymes.



My lifesource's saved me when i was immersed in shifting sands,
Thinness became a goal, losing all interest in my soul,
My amazing parents, showed me the splendour of diversity, in this timeless land,
Music playing continualy, like a rhythm and blues band.
Mystic mountains, luminous lakes, the blue majestic ocean,
Always a fanfare in motion,
My heart soars as i drink this magic potion.



Loving words are a kingdom for a notion,
Moments, moments of golden days,
Forever love, in this island caressed, from high up above.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is about the great love i have for my country and the difficulties i had with anorexia nervosa, when i was a teenager and only for my wonderful parents who saved me and gave me the gift of this beautiful land with great moments on fabulous caravan holidays.

Comments about Moments by Hazel Durham

  • Muzahidul Reza (6/9/2017 6:11:00 AM)


    Moments of sheer exhilaration, great starting which almost everywhere we can see;
    they show one, say another and do quite other;
    but Fairytales and legends, that ain't no lie, excellent write, thank you for sharing the poem with us,10

    If you please, comment on my poem, 'Let Love Be Universal - 1' thank you
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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/9/2015 4:05:00 PM)


    Life is rich in song and poetry
    a great patriotic poem...................10
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/5/2012 2:02:00 AM)


    beautiful ink hazel.flow, wordplay are simply amazing.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (11/4/2012 2:11:00 PM)


    Hazel this is bursting with beauty! Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Ezediuno Louis Odinakaose (11/1/2012 6:20:00 AM)


    is there any where in the world of today dat carry such thrill? i sure do want to see such a place cos i tot God took dem all to heaven wen he removed the garden of Eden...
    nice one ma'am
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  • Kevin East (11/1/2012 5:58:00 AM)


    'Always a fanfare in motion'..great stuff Hazel. (Report) Reply

  • Asif Andalib (10/31/2012 10:26:00 PM)


    It's a pleasure reading your wonderful poetry my dear poetess. Beautiful write (Report) Reply

  • Asif Andalib (10/31/2012 10:26:00 PM)


    It's a pleasure reading your wonderful poetry my dear poetess. Beautiful write (Report) Reply

  • Asif Andalib (10/31/2012 10:24:00 PM)


    It's a pleasure reading your wonderful poetry my dear poetess. Beautiful write (Report) Reply

  • Indranil Bhaduri (10/29/2012 11:35:00 AM)


    Moments of joy, moments of tranquility, moments of happiness amongst nature's beauty...fantastic.! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (10/27/2012 9:28:00 AM)


    Impeccable explanation of joy, thoroughbred horses thundering... and i love this line so much Falling leaves, upon sweet smelling meadows like cunning thieves, tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/15/2012 9:51:00 AM)


    So many lovely moments in this poem, wonderful imagery. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (10/11/2012 10:00:00 AM)


    Wow an awesome metaphoric poem! I do smile at d thinness line, same here. :) (Report) Reply

  • (10/10/2012 12:06:00 PM)


    Inspirational verses, superbly written. (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (10/9/2012 12:10:00 PM)


    The horse is perhaps defeated by your words.Well done (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/7/2012 3:43:00 PM)


    Beautifully written Hazel, very moving. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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