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Ode to an acre of land and the building that stands there

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Ode to an acre of land and the building that stands there

Tall and pure oasis 
So much has changed
You remain constant and lovely 
Gentle, morning green grass
Breaks like waves, laps at the shores
Of white, gray, and yellow stones
Towering above me, silent and sure 
Chiseled marble, granite spires, oak
Wrought iron, your scent is old 
A familiar volume I keep close to me
The reflections in your pools
Still glass, not a leaf disturbs 
Irises cling to your walls 
The distance beyond you sways 
Spreading lazily into shade trees 
Sun-tinted pastures and weathered fences 
I walk with reverence, still, after so long
Your ground is my sanctuary
It houses my past 
I am a child forever in front of you

Copyright © Jeremy Martin

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Jeremy... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:03:00 AM
    - Pleased to read your "old" featured poem - It's a well-written poem. - Congratulations, Jeremy. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Aha! I have commented on a poem of yours many months before....and guess wot? Looking at the comment below, even then I mentioned about this poem being a "soothing, meditative read". I've noticed that when you go for delicate, calm sort of imagery, this is definitely one of your strong suits.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 11:33:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your placement in Nikko's contest Jeremy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Jeremy,Congrats on your win.Excellent write!

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 3:19:00 PM
    Thanks very much to everyone for reading my poem, you're all very sweet. -Jeremy

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 6:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nikko's contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 2:28:00 AM
    Jeremy congrats on your win, great imagery here..David

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 12:15:00 AM
    A sanctuary of a very soothing, meditative read for me, Jeremy. I dig where you went with this poem. Congratulations on your win in nikko's contest!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Nikko's Contest, Jeremy! Very nice. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Hi Jeremy :)! I really enjoyed reading this nostalgic write--- and how you ended this was very touching... I think if I were that building, I would have smiled... Thank you so much for entering this wonderful poem and super congrats on your win :D!

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 1:36:00 AM
    Jeremy I love the description you gave here..David