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Things of Beauty

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LindsayP
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0 posted 10-12-2007 12:50 AM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


           `Thingís of Beauty

There are many wondrous sights in this land of great delights
And that we should appreciate them all, should be our duty,
Many things of great appeal should help the saddest heart strings heal,
For if you take the time to see, there are so many things of beauty.

Magpies warbling in the trees, orange blossom on the breeze,
The brilliant orange sunset that shrouds a mountain range,
The enchanting call of a shy curlew, a full moon as it comes in view,
The satisfying harvest of bounteous vineyard grange.

Many blessings are on us bestowed, someone to share a heavy load,
A most cherished light at a rugged journeyís end,
The welcome of a fireside bright to cast off the chills of a winterís night
Is a circumstance that nearly all will recommend.

A debutante with a glowing smile that goes on memories future file
Is a welcome thing of beauty that no one will deny,
Or a happy child with tousled hair to share the love of a family fair
And in whose hearts creates a special place to occupy.

A farmerís faith that stands supreme, the measured tread of his willing team
That prepares the sandy soil for a future crop of golden grain,
The longed for rain that falls at last to give new life to crop and grass,
The most vital link of all in natureís wondrous chain.

The mammoth trunk of a redgum tree that gives shelter both to bird and bee,
And spreads its mighty branches so that stock may use its shade,
A tiny brook from some hidden source makes its way on wandering course,
While itís crystal clear waters create a gentle serenade.

Yes, natureís brush is everywhere, if only we took time to share
The never ending brilliance of her all expanding role,
The beauty of her varied ways both on fine and stormy days
Is the reason why appreciation should always be our goal.

                                                          



© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
FlipPhone
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1 posted 10-12-2007 06:55 AM       View Profile for FlipPhone   Email FlipPhone   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for FlipPhone

Cool peom with many many great images.

Think about: Why are they beautiful?
What is beauty?
Why should we appreciate these things, and what are we doing instead of that, are we distracted?

Most people can't muster up a blazon like this without fixating it to an object.
Is there an object here or just beauty itself?
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JamesMichael
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2 posted 10-12-2007 07:25 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fine writing...James
LindsayP
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3 posted 10-12-2007 11:29 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


FlipPhone and James, thank you kind folk for your kind response. much appreciated.

Lindsay
Marchmadness
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4 posted 10-16-2007 11:28 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

You paint a beautiful picture of your homeland, Lindsey. I feel athough I just paid you a visit.
                              Ida
Kalle
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5 posted 10-16-2007 11:40 AM       View Profile for Kalle   Email Kalle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kalle

It has some of the health of Whitman`s poetry

"For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you"
SmartChick
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6 posted 10-16-2007 01:06 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Yes, indeed, there is great beauty to see, if one just takes the time to notice it.
Earth Angel
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7 posted 10-16-2007 02:50 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Lindsay, for my entire life, I have had a longing to visit Australia. The call becomes all the stronger with every captivating poem of yours that I read on your beloved Land Down Under.

Perhaps I could save the airfare by continuing to read your poems which take me there ~ and in an instant!

Love to you, Aussie Man,

Linda


Artic Wind
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8 posted 10-16-2007 03:08 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Nice read


I really enjoy reading your poetry

ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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9 posted 10-16-2007 10:40 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Ida, Kalle, SmartChick, Linda and ArcticWind

It's folk like you that makes writing poetry so enjoyable, love to you all and sincere thanks.

Lindsay
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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10 posted 10-19-2007 08:21 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

wonderful imagery here Lindsay.. a bush poet from way back I see!   RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

Midnitesun
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11 posted 10-19-2007 10:48 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"The mammoth trunk of a redgum tree that gives shelter both to bird and bee,
And spreads its mighty branches so that stock may use its shade,
A tiny brook from some hidden source makes its way on wandering course,
While itís crystal clear waters create a gentle serenade."

BEAUTIFUL!!!!Thank you for sharing such wonderful imagery!
vandana
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12 posted 10-19-2007 11:44 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

good read
LindsayP
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13 posted 10-19-2007 11:03 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


RDB, Midnitesun and Vandana, What would we do without folks like you with all the encouragement you give us other poets. thank you.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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14 posted 09-04-2010 08:02 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

One should always appreciate beautiful nature and good poetry.
 
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