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Elysian fields

There are these gifts from the Lord here where I stand   
Down the rivers edge with pebbles and dreams
Where the morning sun lay basking so sweet
Silver flickering springtime bugs
Flushing waters over submissive gems
Leaching carpets of moss find cozy roots
And those squeaking limbs rub in the breeze 
My shoes are soaked in this boggy soil -
But nuisance or not this feeling  lingers  
This place where I foot and stumble- 
Has changed with season 
But each change intrigues me so 
I’ve longed for the new birth to pioneer its self 
Oh joyful robins you’re a welcoming visitor-
And you shall create your nest for fledglings to come
This beauty I see in everything inspires me
Past the hallowed trunk and the particle pale fields 
My bench invites my to tell my tales

Copyright © Laura Mckenzie

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  1. Date: 4/2/2010 12:47:00 PM
    Beautiful title Laura, followed by a lovely poem. I would love to sit beside you on the bench and listen to your tales > thank you so much for your kind words on my poetry >> James

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 12:23:00 PM
    Couldn't find the title on Amazon. Is PA no longer distributing through them? They haven't cooperated with Amazon on distributing my novel either. Please let me know if there is somewhere else I may post a comment. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 12:20:00 PM
    Laura, I will post a review of your poetry on Amazon.

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 12:19:00 PM
    How uplifting, Laura! Being able to find beauty in things around you is a gift to treasure, just as I will treasure your wonderful book. It arrived today. The cover is beautifu!! I have started reading it and really like the contents, especially "A Summer Moment." Thanks so much! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 3:55:00 PM
    Some very sharp images leap from the page here. A powerful write ... love it. One love.

  1. Date: 3/28/2010 4:35:00 AM
    Silver flickering springtime bugs is my favorite part of this picturesque nature poem. Carpets of moss made me smile. Just last week I visited a neighbor to help her identify some of the native plants in her yard. There were a few of those small spots of that green moss carpet. Two clumps were in bloom...a sight I had never seen. (I wished at the moment that I had a macro lens...but alas, the image must simply remain in my head.) Have a super Sunday. Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Lovely tale of natures's wonders. Keep writing . Joyce