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Prairie Pothole

Out here, wild rhubarb grows free,
Bitter beauty escapes designs by premiers
And presidents,
Red-veined leaves untouched by the
Denizens of this desert.
Morality endures despite the sins
Of man, mere miles away.
Asleep at last, my small pond releases
Crawlers, bent on surveying the usual haunts,
Where spirits descend to warn of
Bad tidings, if wandering too far from this oasis.
In the moonlight, a pothole party regales
The gathered, with song and dance from the faithful.
Wind spirits, twirling nearby, brush feathers, leaves and
Tentacles, with soothing echoes. Green Darners rocket about, flashing
Smoky emerald wings, while fireflies spark the dark night.
Out here, wild rhubarb grows free.

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 4:09:00 AM
    Interesting work..I like the line wild rhubarb grows free..I only tried rhubarb once and was not too fond of it..I don't think it grows around here though..I enjoyed reading this one today..A very creative and unique work..Thanks for the viisit to my work..Your comments are encouraging..Sara

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:49:00 AM
    you are so talented, James. What an artistic poem. Just don't see enough of you any more. Thanks. for your comment at my blog. I just now saw it That was a dilemma that I would not wish on anybody.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Fireflies spark the dark night-beautiful imagery.Hope all is fine in Minesota dear friend

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Just excellent James.Love the alliteration here.Thanks for visiting my poem page.

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:07:00 PM
    This is stunning! I love everything about it, really depicts the true beauty of nature. :) Thank you also for your latest comment! Hugs!

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:53:00 PM
    rich and lush as nature should be, jimbo... this is a lively piece that endears... lovely work!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Beautiful piece from a true child of nature Jimbo...Had the pleasure of hearing you and Marlon on Drake's show...You sound exactly like I thought you would...Nice to hear a voice to go with the face - Tim

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:17:00 AM
    A spectacular nature piece full of twists & turns. Stay awesome, Jimbo!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Very descriptive way to describe the pond...I will always think of you and this phrase now when fishing in one :-)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Hi James great imagery here enjoyed it, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:24:00 PM
    An enchanting poem, Jimbo. I pray for: New Wild Everywhere! Hey, I listened to the archive of Drake's most recent radioblogshow, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to you read your poetry, as well as the back-and-forth between you and Drake, regarding aspects of the actual poetry that you read, and beyond. Very cool to hear, especially about how you explained feeling the most complete, or real/true, in nature, so you attempt to mentally retain this when re-entering the city. I strive for a very similar balance, and continually try to pass this onto my daughter as well.

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 9:53:00 PM
    I like the Prarie pot hole... wonderful imagery through and through... xox~ Linda