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Visions of Wood Fences

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Elizabeth Santos
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VISIONS OF WOOD FENCES

Wood fences of Kentucky wind forever through the hills
Their loveliness disguises the intention they fulfill
They've become an inherent part of the rolling hills they grace
Adding warmth and serenity to that lovely place
The rolling hills of old Fayette
A place my heart cannot forget

Beside the stately entrance gate the fence begins its aim
In a strait and sure direction along a country lane
Then suddenly it turns and twists in an unexpected course
Following the random contoured pasture of the horse
So did my life take twists it seems
As I lost my most exquisite dream

The fence's long haphazard path provides a certain yield
Adding elegance to the landscape and character to the field
Its beauty is yet more enhanced as it scales a craggy knoll
Just as the depths of sorrow add dimension to your soul
How great the sorrow on that day
How winding is the fence's way

So immense the acreage and the storm through which the fence has come
And like a dream, ends up in the place it started from
Well weathered wood affords the landscape even more allure
Just as the heart becomes more eloquent for the pain it has endured
The pain's now just a memory
The dream has vanished in the sea

My heart is now more joyous and revels in the thrill
Upon first beholding fences which grace Kentucky's hills
As they quietly stand in reverence to the mare and new born foal
They illuminate these visions and uplift my very soul
The thrill of witnessing pure truth
In elated innocence of youth

The fences zig zag through my soul and swirl around my heart
As they stir the passions and the beauty of which I felt a part
They encase my very being and the memories so dear
They surround me with an inner joy of long forgotten years
The lovely fences of old Fayette
A thrill my spirit can't forget

Though far away they still encircle the dimensions of my dream
And define the rendered essence of who I am and who I seem
Just as my heart still winds around the dream my spirit feels
Wood fences of Kentucky still meander through the fields
The dream is now completely gone
The fences ramble on and on....

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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A very nice read Elizabeth....from Kentucky to our wonderful state of Pennsylvania
Denise
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2 posted 11-13-1999 01:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Elizabeth! You have painted a lovely picture here!

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Denise

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This is more than excellent. The combination of the fences and your life is brilliantly portrayed. This is one to be proud of, for sure.
Martie
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Your descriptions and the sensory feel of this poem are wonderful and the way you relate it all to life--very good poem.
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masterfully done, Elizabeth. I really enjoyed this.
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Like a child having his first remembered car ride....a journey not soon forgotten....Like this poem....I have been taken on a journey not soon forgotten....the journey of life. Beautiful.....Elizabeth just pure beauty here
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This is another one that I first read of yours! Excellent!

 Denise

 
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