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Essence......Of Solitude - Poem by James B. Earley

Gratitude....to you....my friend
For the exotic joy you shared
When speaking of an enchanted place
Then choosing to take me there

I saw a spot secluded where
Such rustic charm exudes
A mystic aura which awed my Soul
With the essence of solitude

The only sounds....a songbird's chirp
…A falling twig.........perhaps
And the muted cry of an insect's wail
Some spider's web entrapped

Shadows hypnotic in romantic pursuit
Danced a ritual of sensual quest
To seduce the rays which frolicked about
…At this quaint ethereal fest

Whose drama ends…as sunset fades
To resume in the morning's glow
…Down the lane.....across the bridge
……..At
................Eucalyptus
......................................Row


Author's note:
Some years ago, I gifted a copy of my work 'A Vision Of Home' to my dear friend Susan Henderson. Later, she asked if I would accompany her to visit a 'cherished' place where she could capture my likeness to have as a keepsake alongside the book.

The poem is a vivid recollection of that Napa Valley moment, and the searing beauty of what I observed and sensed that stunning, sunny, lazy, summer's afternoon.

Regrettably, the spiritual haven as we saw it, no longer exist. Within couple years of our visit, this natural phenomenon was destroyed - forever lost through development.

'Essence.....Of Solitude' is dedicated, with love and appreciation, to Susan.......and........also her family!


Comments about Essence......Of Solitude by James B. Earley

  • Silver Star - 3,302 Points Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (7/9/2016 5:22:00 AM)

    To have captured such a moment in time is the essence of being alive. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Shirley Hanley (1/31/2010 6:05:00 PM)

    Thank you for the journey to a place where 'development' is making it harder and harder to visit, except through the words of a poet such as yourself. I felt like I was there with you and Susan under the Eucalyptus trees. - Shirley (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,980 Points Patti Masterman (3/6/2009 3:01:00 PM)

    'Shadows hypnotic in romantic pursuit /Danced a ritual of sensual quest/
    To seduce the rays which frolicked about…At this quaint ethereal fest'
    very musical to my ears! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Solitude

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  13. 63. Joy Of Solitude , RIC S. BASTASA
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  25. 75. Sound Of Solitude , R.K Das
  26. 76. Solitude , Robert Bloomfield
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  30. 80. Companions Of Solitude , (c) Colorofsky
  31. 81. Cyber Solitude , Frederick Kesner
  32. 82. Darker Solitude , Frederick Kesner
  33. 83. Solace And Solitude , Mandy Lee
  34. 84. Enjoying The Solitude , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  35. 85. Solitude , Little Red Apple
  36. 86. Solitude , Audrey Heller
  37. 87. Pretensions To Solitude , Frank Bana
  38. 88. My Solitude , Maria Barbara Korynt
  39. 89. My Solitude , Marieta Maglas
  40. 90. Solitude At The Waterfront , Frederick Kesner
  41. 91. Haiku- Solitude , Lisa Cresswell Wilkinson
  42. 92. Solitude , Esra Sloblock
  43. 93. Solitude - Acrostic Sonnet , Jonathan ROBIN
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  45. 95. Painful Solitude , Lawrence CH Hiun
  46. 96. Silence And Solitude , Shagun Khera
  47. 97. Solitude... , RK
  48. 98. A Prison Of Solitude , Matthew Holloway
  49. 99. The Solitude , ramesh rai
  50. 100. The Solitude Of Man , RIC S. BASTASA
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