By A Stream (poem)

Was warm autumn night she sat by a stream

To sing of the Joy which fashioned her day

Each beat of her heart it carried away

The bright evening stars took part in her dream


And as she sang on to stream‘s gentle sway

Each kiss of the night reflected her gleam

As passion ignited warm hoped to this theme

Her dreams of tomorrow were free to stray


Off in some distance cold clouds threaten blight

To cast dreams like this against bitter fate

Till moments like this will teardrops recall


This moment is hers comes voice of the night

The tests of the day will just have to wait

For lady who sat by stream in the fall

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I love your longer pieces--beautifully done!

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

In this work, I saw a beautiful lady in the form of a stunning tree covered in brilliant colors of its leaves and swaying in a gentle breeze. The tree was giving up its beauty as it awaited the dawn of a new season, soon its shedding of the lovely coat of its leaves, and knowing that one day soon it would return to the beautiful lady of the forests, once again to be the regal dame of the wilds. Well spoken, Mhatter.

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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

This is stunning! I really love the video also. You did it again Mhatt!

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janshares 4 years ago from Washington, DC

Beautiful. I love all that sensuality in the pic, the poem and the video.

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I like your creative poetry, Mh, and I like the fascinating videos you find to accompany it. Outstanding!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Stellar Mh! Voted Way up once again. I have really been enjoying your choice of videos are just magnificent. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

No comments here that I have made can even compare to whonunuwho's comments, my goodness.

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

Nothing like the peace found in a perfect moment of dreaming, this was a sweet beautiful poem

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

You get my vote for being the most romatic poet on the planet. Anothr beautiful, tender piece of art.

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mh -

I just noticed something about your poems. If you take the rhyming lines and say them together (1&4, 2&3, etc.) the poem keeps it's meaning and even flows well. Is this on purpose?

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

A most whimsical and romantic poem Hatter. Lovely to read more than once.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Magnificent portrayal of the lady by the stream reflecting on the hard moments of the day while remembering the memories that make her heart ache but smile.

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

This poem flowed just like a stream ! Well done !

Vote up and more !!!

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Very well done, once again.

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Mhatter, once again you've worked your magic in this beautiful romantic poem.

I love Whonunuwho's interpretation of it. Well done, my best to you.

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

beautiful! I loved the rhythm and the message.

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Love the title, the imagery and the music! Voted up.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful, Your videos go so well with everything you write. Loved it..A poet you are...

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

Very good rcrumple!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderfully and romantically done. Great video. Picked up what rcrumple noticed. Clever.

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RobinGrosswirth23 4 years ago from New York

The stream gives lovely symbolism to the poem because it alludes to being reflective. I also saw hope here too even amid challenges. we all have dreams but we are tested.


Off in some distance cold clouds threaten blight

To cast dreams like this against bitter fate

Till moments like this will teardrops recall


Very interesting poem.

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