Richard Harkey

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I live in Georgia now but have lived all over the country at one point or another. I enjoy reading poetry of any kind but was really struck the first time I read 'The Waste Land' by the power poetry can have. I try my own hand at it from time to time with varying results. more »

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Nothing To Write About

Nothing to write about
on a pleasant spring evening
no soaring words
and melodious phrases
to describe
the soft sweetness of
the breeze that comes and goes
no language available to impart
the beauty and gentleness
of the twilight
and the richness of the blue
deep and dark
one of the most beautiful colors
in nature
no mellifluous syllables
to string together
to capture the redolence
of honeysuckle in bloom
to impart the placidity and
absence of the intrusive sounds
of civilization
completely bereft of big words
that capture the ...

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