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Old Bells Chime

Old bells chime clear in the night air; 
Bats fly low and swoop on the *tare. 
It’s wrong of me to hold your hand? 
In the last of sun’s rays, gold band. 

A white mist rolls in from the sea; 
It shrouds and cloaks you and me. 
I can drown in your corn blue eyes; 
Your gaze is where all my hope lies. 

Crops sway in the air on firm stem; 
Ripe on the cream stalks which bear them. 
Our love we do not speak of alone  
But we are ripe in our age and one. 

Weeds had grown in all of our lives,
dictate direction of our drives.

Dedicated to my husband, Ben.

*Tare [Pronounced ter]: In the Bible, a weed found growing among crops, usually considered to be darnel.
Darnel: Any of several usually weedy ryegrasses (genus Lolium)

Rhyming couplets chased by an un-rhymed couplet.

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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  1. Date: 1/31/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Suzette congrats on your win. A beautiful poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Fantastic job, Suzette! Your husband is one lucky fella! Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Very well written Suzette! I especially like your reference to the weed - just like the crops grow with the weeds, so must love bloom even when surrounded by strife. You've said it very well.Congrats on your win!

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/28/2013 2:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Vicky. Yes, hence my concluding couplet. Love, Su
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 3:01:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Su

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Awesome piece,Great write...Congratulations on your superb win,Suzette...Keep flying,great friend..XOXO...

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Great write...Congratulations on your win....

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:04:00 PM
    I loved this one.........I would have placed it is a stunning tribute to your husband!! Congratulations, Suzette!

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/27/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Carrie. I am pleased that you liked it :-)
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Su, congratulations on your placement, a wonderful dedication to your husband, very well crafted...David

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/27/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the placement in your One-on-One contest, David.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 2:02:00 PM
    heartfelt. very nice and flows smoothly.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Lovely dedication!! I feel the love in the verses. I've also enjoyed the poems from your contest winners list so far this morning.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 9:50:00 AM
    I love this dedication, thanks for giving us a glimpse of your world. Thanks as well for sponsoring your contest and for my placement. I enjoyed stretching myself and learning this new style.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/12/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome, Richard. :-)
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Thanks for stopping by to tell me about my overlooking one of the things in writing the form for the contest..I have had cloudy thinking lately..Don't know why..Old I guess. I will stop back by later and read this one..I have got to go again..Sara

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 5:34:00 AM
    love this Suzette, beautiful poem,, and a wonderful dedication,,,

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Nice little write.