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Sunday 18 September 2011

Bits and Pieces

Could a landscape, in the way it haunts the mind,
become a match for any catchy tune?
Could it command your feelings or your thoughts
long after it has faded from the scene
the way great music or a poem can?

Or could a rose, caught in the corner of your eye,
be there until sound sleep washed it away?

What Nature breeds, it seems, can grab the soul,
but only man's creations can hold on.

Beautiful, even from the rear, and even if I didn't quite catch it.

And that's it for a bit. I'm taking a few days' break from blogging to see what else this great world offers. Hope to see you all at the weekend - D.V. W.P. U.S.A.


Deborah said...

Beautiful, the poem and the flower :o)

Wusel's... said...

Wonderful words.
I have some flowers for you too on my blog.
I wish you a wonderful Sunday. Be back soon, please!
I read your posts regularly in bed on my Blackberry.

The Unknowngnome said...

Have a good break Dave. Well deserved.

Carl said...

I for one know i am haunted by landscapes in the same way as music. some scenes I have returned to time and again either to be reminded of what first grabbed me or to try to capture it perfectly through the lens.

Enjoy your break. Don't be gone too long. Reading your poems makes me smarter... and I can't afford to go too long with out...

Mary said...

I do think that many things stay with a person...landscapes, poems, music.....and sometimes surface again at unexpected times! Enjoy your time away. We all should give ourselves a break sometime.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I completely identify with this poem! Beautiful!

CiCi said...

The rose looks delicate like bone china, with light shining through. Very pretty rose photo.

Louise said...

I think you captured your feelings very well here Dave - thank you for sharing.

ds said...

Lovely poem, and a beautiful flower. Both give pause. Thank you.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful rose, have alovely break!

kaykuala said...

Great snapshot and a beautiful verse. Have a great time, Dave!


Hannah Stephenson said...

Happy days off! I'm sure it'll feed your words.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

amazing grace in your words and the rose.

keep it up.

Enchanted Oak said...

It's true, that man and his capturing methods, be it painting or poetry, are what preserve images down through time.
Have a nice rest.

Jessica Thompson said...


Dave King said...

Hi All!
Please excuse the general reply, but a big thank you for all the kind words and wishes. I shall do my best to see that the break does indeed feed my words.

A warm welcome and a special thank you, though, to first time commentors ds and Joe. Much appreciated remarks

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

What an interesting perspective. I never thought if it that way! Good verse!

Bijaylaxmi said...

Lovely poem Sir, so is the rose...:)

I love the lines--"What Nature breeds, it seems, can grab the soul,
but only man's creations can hold on..."

Rose said...

Beautiful indeed both words and image and yes an image can haunt the mind and soul :) Happy holiday!

NanU said...

I think you caught it wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

So very beautifully expressed...and thought provoking.

Jenny Woolf said...

Every reason that it could be just as beautiful from behind.

I've posted something on my blog which I'd love your reactino to, if you're ever stuck for inspiration. Of course I understand that it might NOT in fact inspire you! (If I had been a poet, it would have inspired me, anyway. )

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Go check out what Jenny wrote about you here http://jennywoolftravel.blogspot.com/2011/09/forgotten-totem.html

Dave King said...

Thank you very much for the comment. Good to know you liked it.

Hi and a warm welcome to you. Thank yo for visiting and for your generous comment.

Many thanks for your response and for the good wishes. Good to be blogging again!

Thank you. Glad you like it.

Many thanks for those kind words.

Thanks for your most intriguing post. I shall be along anon.

A Daft Scots Lass
Hi. Good to have you visiting. I shall most definitely do so.

Hi, and a warm welcome to you. Thanks for the visit and the comment. Most of all for the invitation. I shall be along.