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Rhyme of the Countryside

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Lily121
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0 posted 05-24-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for Lily121   Email Lily121   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lily121

This one was inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Shakespeare.

Rhyme of the Countryside

Sunrise, day is new
over hills and dales,
briers and pales,
overhung with sweet scented bowers,
and overgrown with oxlips and foxglove, tall, swaying towers,
through ivy, thick and green,
and grass, with a glimmering sheen,
sunlight spill in daylight hour.

Quiet day over foamy spray
water softly gurgles in
month of May.
Birds sweetly sing and
wind gently whispers in quiet daylight hour.

Insects hum fearies to sleep
come moonrise they up and play
with small summer bells and tinkling harp
they sing their fearie queen to sleep.
Sleep, Faerie Mother, rest on flow'ry bed,
sleep, Titania, sleep, for in gentle summer dreams your Oberon comes.

Hope you like it.  
© Copyright 2000 Lily121 - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


1 posted 05-24-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Lily - this is simply lovely -
Oh, how I wish there had been the internet
when I was young and a Passions forum,
so I could share 'em --)

But have never seen oxlips. It stumped
me for awhile in the beautiful garden
you portrayed as I pictured this big OX
with LIPS  
~netswan
Lily121
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2 posted 05-25-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for Lily121   Email Lily121   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lily121

Well, oxlips grow in England. I've never seen them either, I got the name from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
brian madden
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ireland


3 posted 05-25-2000 04:38 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Oh newswan, an ox with lips oh scary thought.  

anyway, lily a lovely poem, I think you should submit this in the poetry challenge forum for Isis's new challenge about favourite nature spots. A wonderful poem, I could just picture myself strolling
"over hills and dales,
briers and pales,
overhung with sweet scented bowers,
and overgrown with oxlips and foxglove, tall, swaying towers,
through ivy, thick and green,
and grass, with a glimmering sheen,
sunlight spill in daylight hour".


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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto


 
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