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Author Name: FreePelagic Mind 3 Comments
Date Added: January 11, 2007 19:01:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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End of the English Summer

End of the English Summer



Corn storks point toward the sky

Rhythmic strokes lay flat the rye

Wheat that goes for miles and miles

Combines work into the night

Sweat that drips from head and neck

Water burbles in the beck

Blue green darts from here to there

Sticklebacks miss kingfisher’s stare

Cider in a brown stone jugs

Shooting parties and gun dogs

Fish that leap for leaping’s sake

Chilled Chablis from edge of lake

Cotton dresses and straw hats

Willow brooms and Cheshire cats

Stone flagged floors and whitewashed walls

Ghosts from pictures on the walls

Meadows tall with board leaf grass

Redbrick cottage and leaded glass

Here is where I lay me down

My head in England’s pleasant gown

And then my soul just soars away

As Vaughan Williams notes caress the day

Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer.

Born in the Cotswolds in 1872
He died 1958 his ashes are interred in Westminster Abby.

His music evokes England.

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Comment By: FreeCathy on June 10, 2008 04:06:23 PM Report
You have captured me into this wonderful poem wanting more So perfect in every way

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on January 12, 2007 09:04:00 PM Report
Just lovely poetic wordsmithing, my friend. What delightfully grapiic images..yer a xlass act, cuz..len
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on January 12, 2007 10:05:14 AM Report
Like a breath of fresh air , you have painted a wonderful picture in words a pleasure to have read this.


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