karen sinclair

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Upon Our Lake - Poem by karen sinclair

Upon Our Lake
Petroleum translucent wings wave upon a sage green moss
Whilst vibrating webs in fevered mood delight a flies flight loss
Tinkering thoughts they travel over a calming cool breeze break
Smiling eyes, a touch, a breath, do beguile upon a gentle lake

Cotton thoughts on wistful clouds disturb differing hues of blue
Emerald, limes, rusted umbers enhance breezes as they move
A whimsical dash of mottled fish engrossed in lifes harsh fight
To gather all required whilst avoiding, the silent fishers sight

A hand does stroke the waters as thoughtfully as a lovers face
Whilst oars and gentle droplets dance at such a soothing pace
Non returnable ripples travel onwards with no due care
Words, sights, scents, sounds, precious memories that we share

One day we will be but whisps that relished this cherished place
As lovers new will float on by with a fresh renewed embrace
And maybe if they are just like us they will sit and ponder on
Lovers who were once like them but now are sadly gone


Comments about Upon Our Lake by karen sinclair

  • (5/2/2012 7:05:00 AM)


    Sinkers AKA Deeksie. This is a sumptuous poem. From the beautifully descriptive 'petroleum translucent wings' at the outset to the delicate and enticing alliteration of 'delight a flies flight loss'. The imagery of the second stanza is painted so precisely and complete that surface of harmony between sky and water, life and eternity. The very personal third stanza starts with a sensual caress and radiates lyrically and figuratively to express the carefree two alone, together, all the world in that little drifting craft of romantic seclusion. The last stanza is so generous looking to the future and musing on a distant glimmer that their love may through time spark a faint but eternal glimmer. Beautiful work. A pleasure bestowed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012



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