Francie Lynch

Were There Five? - Poem by Francie Lynch

There were four high pines, straight, that branched out

over the hedge with holes.

They stood beside the cement goldfish pond

near the fence and alleyway.

From our rows of potatoes

and sprouting weeds,

The hedge ran across the back,

connecting the Tethercotts and Taylors,

Beneath the line of drying clothes,

all through the summer:

Boys stood betwen spade blades heeled into

mounds, and spruces, posing.

Over the hedge, baby carriages

and bicycles rolled between houses

With porches and silver antennas, chairs and striped umbrellas

on patios surrounded with green lawns.

Near one of the spades landed a red and white rubber


Comments about Were There Five? by Francie Lynch

  • Gordon Gilhuly (6/25/2017 4:20:00 PM)

    Delightful poem, Francie. Reminded me of my grandparents' farm; the trees there were poplar - a small difference - but you managed to take me back there so easily. You know, lad, I'm beginning to quite enjoy your poetry. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/21/2017 11:58:00 AM)

    Nice poem about taking down a tree in a sad to see a tree being home for birds or squirrels.. congratulations on being selected for poem of the day.. (Report) Reply

    Francis Lynch (4/21/2017 1:42:00 PM)

    You must have read the wrong poem. Mine's about being trapped and the wish for escape. No trees were harmed.

  • Muzahidul Reza (4/21/2017 10:28:00 AM)

    four high pines, excellent written, thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (4/21/2017 2:58:00 AM)

    a good descriptive poem of what sounds like a homely place? ........well written. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/21/2017 2:40:00 AM)

    Over the hedge! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/21/2017 1:11:00 AM)

    Green lawns..... congrats on being selected.... (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (4/21/2017 12:34:00 AM)

    Congratulations, Francie, on poem of the day!
    A fascinating poem.
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    Francis Lynch (4/21/2017 1:43:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kim.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 31, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, January 31, 2014

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