Eddie Roa

Rookie - 3 Points (June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

The Foothills - Poem by Eddie Roa

The foothills are rueful and evasive today
Their outline glow seems palled and
The twilight reluctant to give up the light
The sun a dull emboss on weak pink,
With rays like wrinkled fingers crawling.
A lethargic passing of a day

Clasped by avian claws a hare’s mangled fur
Wriggly worms feasting on rotting mouse
Crafty spider weaving zombie bags
An aloof mantis lops off her lover’s head
A woodsman felling venerable trees
The air reeking with scents of battered wood

I promised to keep this to myself
As I looked away from the scene
I shudder to think of the mayhem
Happening everyday in a sleepy glade
But, some things in the foothills
Are better left veiled in gorgeous green


Comments about The Foothills by Eddie Roa

  • Deva De Silva (3/18/2009 11:45:00 AM)

    Captivating! Emanating from a place, all is felt and witnessed! (Report)Reply

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  • Pablo Cruise (3/16/2009 9:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful! ! From a mind as fertile as the glade. (Report)Reply

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  • Bob Blackwell (3/14/2009 6:10:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this one Eddie most people only see the verdent green. Nature is for us all to enjoy, thank you. Bob (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/9/2009 7:07:00 AM)

    A very nice piece of work writing by you.Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Edward Kofi Louis.
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  • Ben Gieske (3/8/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    I like the descriptiveness of the second stanza and it sets up your final thoughts beautifully. (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Fowler (3/8/2009 1:34:00 PM)

    You are a fine imagist and an artful realist. Excellent write.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (3/8/2009 1:26:00 AM)

    a nice descriptive write..refreshing...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Myrtle ThomasMyrtle Thomas (3/7/2009 7:46:00 PM)

    Eddie you did a great job describing the forest and the workings of life in the woods, a very memorable write. A 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Lynda Robson (3/7/2009 4:22:00 PM)

    A very well written piece, which gives us an insight into the media,
    10
    Lynda xx
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  • Carl Harris (3/7/2009 9:53:00 AM)

    This very interesting poem vividly focuses on nature around us, and is quite descriptive in describing some of the scenes. The dense foliage often hides not just the animals and critters of nature, but the damage done by humans as well. Not just to the forests or trees, but to fellow human beings who were murdered for some obscure reason, their bodies tossed in among the dense foliage and out of sight. The wonders of nature, and of human beings as well, when seen on the surface appear quite wonderful. But a look underneath, like your fine poem does, tells a different story. Carl. (Report)Reply

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  • Joseph Poewhit (3/7/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    The woods are full pf mystery and womders. (Report)Reply

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  • Xy-za Dile (3/7/2009 12:39:00 AM)

    really beautifuL! i can imagine how it looks! =) (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Babbellapati (3/7/2009 12:31:00 AM)

    very evocative and tangible imagery at work... (Report)Reply

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  • Vaibhav Pandey (3/7/2009 12:21:00 AM)

    a poem having great imagery....very well done...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (3/7/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    Eddie, I just adore your imagery. 'rays like wrinkled fingers crawling. 'An aloof mantis lops off her lovers head'. And gorgeous green tops it to a climax wonderfully......Karin Anderson (Report)Reply

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (3/6/2009 11:23:00 PM)

    Eddie this is s superb write - - it has everything and reads like magic....... you have a great talent for narrative and the imagery is second to none - - do keep writing.......... I love the phrase 'the scents of battered wood' - so evocative..... a 10 + + ++ from Fay... (Report)Reply

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  • Patti Masterman (3/6/2009 7:43:00 PM)

    I like this sinister play. Nature is endlessly interesting. Great writing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, April 26, 2010


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