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Jon Mewett
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0 posted 2000-06-18 04:40 AM

When I was a wide-eyed child
Of maybe six or seven
While idling in the garden once
I caught a glimpse of heaven

It was down the winding leafy path
So far away it seemed
Just beside the Lilly pond
That’s where I’d sit and dream

My back against the old oak tree
My time I’d sit and bide
Inside the big old rambling bush
Sometimes I’d run and hide

I’d lay and dream of childish things
Like fishing and huge haystacks
Finding birds nests on a walk
And playing lone black jacks

This was an early summer morn
The dew still on the ground
With an old log for my pillow
I heard a wondrous sound

Squatting on my new grazed knee
Through the bushes…underneath
I saw a ………flower fairy
Dancing on a leaf

My eyes were stabbed with wonder
At the small and elf like shape
Her wings were like a dragonfly’s
And petals formed her cape

She pirouetted round and round
And hummed a lilting tune
And as she sang played with the breeze
Her face was like the moon

The beauty of her song and dance
The day at her command
When she got weary she’d sit and sip
A dewdrop from her hand

Everywhere she lightly touched
Became a lightning glow
With stardust falling from her hair
It amazed and thrilled me so

The radiated happiness
Filled all the den around
But when her name I tried to guess
She was gone without a sound

I can recall it vividly
The imprint on my mind
I call her columbine to myself
She was so sweet and kind

Many lifetimes past since then
The childish vision dimmed
But I remember Columbine
When song and laughter brimmed

So now when turmoil takes its toll
I lay as in a trance
I close my eyes and cast a dream
And watch the fairy dance

© Copyright 2000 Jon Mewett - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 2000-06-18 10:05 AM

Very picturesque and thought-provoking Jon ... your flow and rhythm are wonderful in this verse! Well done!

Best wishes,

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2 posted 2000-06-18 11:22 AM

You created the picture wonderfully!!  I agree with Kit!!  It is very thought provoking!!  Loved it!!!!!!!


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Poet deVine
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3 posted 2000-06-18 12:11 PM

Beautiful imagery Jon!!! (is the stop sign significant? LOL)
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4 posted 2000-06-18 12:15 PM

I like this one too.  Very nice use of metaphors and imagery.  You came at the topic (which, unfortunately, I think isn't always that well done...often way too obvious in the poems) from a unique angle that I enjoyed.


I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
—Jack Kerouac

Janet Marie
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5 posted 2000-06-19 12:02 PM

this is well written and touching
loved all the wonderful images and memories
perfect choice.

X Angel
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6 posted 2000-06-19 12:05 PM

OK call me a pain, but I opened this hesitatingly..thinking it was about the Columbine High School tragedy....I wasn't feeling up to that!
And voila instead it is about my FAVE flower of all time....if you look in my post here...The'll see  
Lovely lovely poem.

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7 posted 2000-06-20 01:13 PM

i big time love this one yuh
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8 posted 2000-06-20 02:06 PM

This is a beautiful dedication, my friend. It belongs in print.

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea

Jon Mewett
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9 posted 2000-06-20 02:24 PM

Thanx Lovebug,by the away I think your Oscar Wilde quote is wonderful and so true.

Nice one Oscar!!


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10 posted 2000-06-21 04:33 AM

Bravo Jon. I loved this... wonderful imagery  I could relate to the back against the oak tree too... peaceful feeling!


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

Christopher J
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11 posted 2000-06-21 05:16 AM

Very mature sounding poem...haven't read a poem like this ever..nice to see originality at it's best.
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12 posted 2000-06-21 06:56 AM

Lovely thoughts of retreat from
the tragedies of life.  Enjoyed.

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13 posted 2000-06-21 09:51 PM

thanx for the pretty read

luv Elyse

Jon Mewett
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14 posted 2000-06-22 09:05 AM

Thanx for reading you guys.

It's appreciated.



Yu Lan
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15 posted 2000-06-24 02:26 AM

brilliant Jon. ^_^ definitely good enough for the book; such a magical, sweet poem.. filled with fairies, memory and warmth. The perfect poem..


"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu

Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 2000-06-24 11:08 AM

Absolutely equisite

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17 posted 2000-07-01 06:46 PM

Another great one, Jon.


Jon Mewett
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18 posted 2000-07-28 09:02 AM

Thanx Mike I appreciate you reading and your comment.


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19 posted 2000-08-07 07:20 PM

Oh my, this is so full of beautiful imagery, just amazing.  Bonnie
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20 posted 2000-08-08 02:54 AM

"My eyes were stabbed with wonder"

love that line..among many others..  

great writing! i love the fairy being columbine in happier times..


"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

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