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Palace Lagoon - a poem

Updated on April 30, 2011

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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    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

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

    • eilander1542011 profile image

      eilander1542011 

      8 years ago from Everywhere

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

      beautiful :)

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

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

    • Joy56 profile image

      Joy56 

      8 years ago

      i so enjoyed this, very well written thankyou

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

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

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      skye2day 

      8 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. (-:

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

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

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you, always exploring. I like your name.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very nice poem and beautiful pictures.

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for stopping by Coolmon2009.

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      Coolmon2009 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice poem, I enjoyed reading it :)

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

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

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

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

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

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

    • Jacob Darkley profile image

      Jacob Darkley 

      8 years ago from California, USA

      Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

      Jacob

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 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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