The glen

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The glen

Postby Saturn » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:19 pm

The glen

Enough of your mulchy paths,
Your crestfallen gabions and
Beercan bushes, fag packet
Lanes and rubble strewn top:

My half-hearted, part-time
Stewardship must end with
A prising off of boots and
Hanging up sodden fleece.

I have picked the undergrowth
Clean for the last time, pulled
From the wet earth my final
Tumble of mazy brambles.

I have planted, to vandals
Mirth, many a sapling to
See it mocked, root-side
And floating in distress.

No more fires to quench,
Or remnants to scour,
Chipping away surface,
Layers by layer a time.

You waters that my feet
Have disturbed, hands
Greedy for discovery,
Won't regret the spoils

I all too eagerly claimed
From their ancient store.
Spirits of the glen if such
There be, may you rest

At ease, for guardians
Are but custodians of
A day. Green jackets
Will ever keep watch.
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Re: The glen

Postby Cath » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:22 pm

Saturn, look at the date! Tomorrow is ten years since you joined the forum. You must drink a glass a claret to that!
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Re: The glen

Postby Saturn » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:41 pm

Blimey you're right! Claret's not my thing but I may raise a glass of something to that!
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Re: The glen

Postby Raphael » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:01 pm

I like this poem a lot Saturn, I can picture this walk very vividly!
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: The glen

Postby gstormcrow » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:50 am

How in the heck did I miss this one? I agree with Raphael: really like that this poem not only has deep, personal feelings & great visuals, there's also the dynamic of motion in it, as well.

Thanks again, Saturn, for sharing another one of your powerfully profound poems. Also, I hope you enjoyed that 10th anniversary glass of whatever it was. With that milestone in mind & with sincerest appreciation, I'm raising my glass to you now. Cheers & Best Wishes! :D
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Re: The glen

Postby Saturn » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:25 pm

Thanks for the kind words, don't think i ever had a glass of anything for that milestone haha but i applaud the sentiment.
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