Palace Lagoon - a poem

Despite so many things,

soft, pink blooms have blossomed

amidst the beech tree's cupped fists;


and unnoticed by many,

the clapping of shimmering shears

has trimmed this rolling lawn

so that it glistens, redolent of green

at this gloaming hour.


I may have grown accustomed

to the - so white -

pluming swan

as he preens across the lagoon

almost strutting;

and yet, I am stunned

by the brooding branches

of the willow

and their resurrection

into a shining glory -

all green, plush and illumined.


Not to mention

how the sprawling lawn

nearly meets the curling lips of

these newly, bedecked branches.


Is hopeful the only way

to describe a swath of sunlight

iridescent on the sloping grass?










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Comments 16 comments

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

The beauty of San Francisco is inspiring and you did a great job to make the reader smell the air and feel the breeze of many colors. I will be back for more


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Jacob Darkley 6 years ago from California, USA

Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

Jacob


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thanks, Petra, for the nice comments about the poem. Looking forward to sharing hubs!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Very nice piece of poetry here. Thank you for this pleasure.


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thank you, James. It is a pet-poem that's close to my heart, so I appreciate your thoughts.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Nice poem, I enjoyed reading it :)


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thanks for stopping by Coolmon2009.


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very nice poem and beautiful pictures.


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thank you, always exploring. I like your name.


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Late thanks to Jacob. I appreciate your generous compliment! Thanks for reading.


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

tracykar199 rated up and voted beautiful. I felt like I was there in the midst of this setting. Very Beautiful. Keep at it, you have a gift.

Love N Hugs

Scented Oil 2 a 3 are ready, [lease do come for a visit. (-:


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thank you so much, skye2day, for your very uplifting words! So glad you enjoyed the poem.


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Joy56 6 years ago

i so enjoyed this, very well written thankyou


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thanks for stopping by, Joy ~ and for the nice comments.


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eilander1542011 6 years ago from Everywhere

I think peaceful would also suffice as a legitimate description. Love would also probably do quite well.

beautiful :)


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

eliander. You're absolutely right. Those words would apply, too. Maybe poems can change as moods or people change. Thank you ~

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