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Author Name: Freedyoung 10 Comments
Date Added: April 18, 2005 08:04:53 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Duck Pond

The water is blue.  No, green.  It is both.
It lies peacefully in its limestone bed ten feet below me.
I sit on a bluff, waiting.
For you.
This is our place; a place of beauty and magic.
Pine needles softly cushion me as I sit among the mesquites.
It is dark up here where the trees are.  It's secluded.
The duck pond, however, is open to the Hill Country.
Past its waters, I see nettle, Indian Paintbrushes and Bluebonnets.
There is a breeze today bringing the earthy scent of my surroundings.
I hear the gravel beneath your tires.  I hear you kill the engine.
Now your shoes on the ground.  You round the bluff.
Bronzed youth from head to toe, you are a creation of this place.
And although I know your touch well, my heart pounds.
Pounding, pounding, pounding - are you walking in slow motion?
I stand to greet your embrace.
My nose comes exactly to the place you spray your cologne on your chest.
Your scent wraps around me and I am dizzy.
This is our only greeting.
When we are here, there is no reason for words.

Author's Notes:
From a long time ago.
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Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on December 29, 2006 11:28:12 AM Report
Dori:  a lovely poem, as usual.  Very deserving of the Feature Poem Award.


Lady D

Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on December 27, 2006 06:59:16 PM Report
Congrats on your muchly deserved award. *S* Whispering Winds
Comment By: TrialAnn on December 27, 2006 12:27:25 AM Report
Beautiful images and wording. Congratulations Dori.

Comment By: FreeJames Thomas Whitworth on December 25, 2006 12:25:11 AM Report
"You are a creation of this place", "When we are here, there is no reason for words", and the water lying in its limestone bed are all fine lines. A couple of small things to look at would be the two occurences of it's which should be its, and the number in the second line ought to be written as ten. I was going to say something about changing the stops at the end of a few lines, but after reading through again, I think the stop/start effect they have mirrors the experience of the owner of the pounding, pounding, pounding heart.

Congratulations on your award, Dori, good things here.

Comment By: FreeButterflyDreams on August 28, 2006 12:37:06 AM Report
A very beautiful poem. Way to go.


Comment By: PremiumBruce A. Peaslee on October 4, 2005 05:01:51 PM Report
Dori- This is a pristinely romantic work. It gives me insight into the way you see life and its events. Well done.

Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on May 12, 2005 09:48:59 PM Report
You have painted such a beautiful nature scene in this write Dori.
Very creative indeed my dear.
Enjoyed it immensely!

Sharon JJ

Comment By: FreeA.P. on April 27, 2005 03:43:00 PM Report
very descriptive and imageful...i like how this plays out to its conclusion, moment by moment.
nice write
Comment By: PremiumPaul on April 18, 2005 07:02:52 PM Report
Wow So descriptive. I have been to that place at any number of lakes in east texas or at the Yacht club in West Arlington ON Lake Arlington (one of my favorite places to go to be alone and ponder)
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on April 18, 2005 10:06:16 AM Report
Wow, Dori. Take my breath away, why don'tcha? Excellent descriptions, nothing new there. As usual with your work, I see, feel, smell, and touch the things you do. The anticipation is lovely. Well done. ML


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