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Yarra Days

Rating: 3.9
Tip-toeing gingerly
over slippery rapids,
I remember the feel
of the slime
on the rocks
and the oily black surface
that was always alive.

Standing on the bank
summoning up the nerve
to jump,
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Beth L Adams 13 January 2008
Amazing images in this one, Allie! You painted a perfect picture. As you described it, I got flashbacks of the opening scene of 'Grease' - those carefree summer days on the beach giggling with friends about the cute boys nearby. At this time of year, such a scene makes all of us swoon. Bravo! Have a wonderful evening! Beth
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Rommel Filoteo 11 January 2008
The sensation that you get in your Yarra days is overwhelming. Every time that you remember those days and as time goes by; your feelings will certain grow dramatically by those memoir. God bless you always! Mahal kita, Rommel
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Francis Duggan 08 January 2008
Another beauty this one Allie full of memories of your younger years just great work
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Duncan Wyllie 01 January 2008
You capture a moment so easily Alison, you remind me of why I read poetry at all... Love duncan X
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You are the mistress of bringing things alive to us. t x
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David Harris 30 December 2007
Allie, you have the most magnificent way of conjuring up images from your memories and putting them down as beautiful poems. Each little gem tells a host of stories and gives a great insight into what a wonderful person you are. Top marks and thanks for sharing some more glimpses of your past. David
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Roger Cornish 30 December 2007
'Not so Lean..... but keener on Kissing! Rogerx.
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Raveendran . 30 December 2007
Excellent write; isn't this yarra an archetypal image of transition while being that of of birth and death?
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