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a Lily light afternoon, Maverick free verse

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a Lily light afternoon, Maverick free verse

A shaft of sunshine
streams magnolia clouds
glides a vacant village
streaks a patchwork meadow
and warms textured straw bales 
wrapped in harvest light.

Milk laden cows 
graze on clover fields
as sheep stud high heather hills.

Sprinting brambles prickle
surrounding hedgerows
swollen with purple fleshy fruits.

Song birds
bolt from oak to sycamore
hurling melodies
blossoming the breeze
on a lily light afternoon.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2011 10:58:00 PM
    oh, and congrats on this win even though I don't know yet what placement you got. Loved that line: sheep stud high heather hills.

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 10:57:00 PM
    Gosh, I just happened on this. I thought i had already seen the winner circle of mavericks' free verse contest but I guess I have not done it yet, otherwise I definitely would have remembered THIS one. I hope to see more and more of you. You have a style I really like!!

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 10:09:00 AM
    Thank you all for the wonderful messages, I appreciate them. I have been away visiting my daughter in her new home in Madrid and in Germany in my other home. I am back in Ireland now for a few weeks and then off again but thank you all for your kind wishes.

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:42:00 AM
    Eiken, I haven't seen you around much lately but am delight to see your poem in the winners' circle. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:30:00 AM
    Congratulations Eiken on your win in the "Maverick Free Verse" contest sponsored by John Moses Freeman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:43:00 PM
    Congrats Eiken on your fantastic win in the Maverick Free Verse contest luv.. an exciting entry .. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on the tenth place win in the contest of John, Eiken

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:18:00 PM
    So great to see you in the winning circle Eiken. Congratulations on your worthy poem's tenth place success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 12:11:00 AM
    I really like that, "lily light afternoon"-- I think it captures your write so well-- enjoyed reading this Eiken and of visualizing it in my mind :)

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 5:52:00 AM
    Hello Eiken, I love your "Ginger Day Afternoon" So well written with great imagery! Alles Gute und "Happy Valentine's"....Gert

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 12:14:00 PM
    Oh, I felt like I was right there enjoying all these wonderful sights and sounds with you, Eiken. Thanks so much for sharing this uplifting poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/8/2011 7:21:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery!Nice picture of afternoon you have drawn here---kashinath