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Below is the poem entitled REFLECTIONS BY CLINTONS RED MILL which was written by poet Joe Maverick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Going through its ambiance, (on) with open thoughts,
Past scenes so serene, and picturesque (in situ passed).
A house, its windows just ajar to the tactile winsome breeze
That taste of zest & adventure infused; with distilled memory’s, 
And (sensed) delights unmet “as yet”.the wend of life so rich, 
surrounds my mind & senses like the abundant shining light.
That upon the varied tableaux glow, before falls the lilac scented night.
Through all the turvy ways, and livelong day, 
I’ll count the picket fences, as I travel or Stop to gaze.
I look out onto the pastureland that runs between the towns,
Observing rolling verdant turf, and cattle with thoughtful frowns.
The Holstein herds and Jersey cows, with Friesians ’mooing low’,
Character houses stand on hillocks; a horse & buggy moving slow.
There are tended lawns with a velvet like pile, 
that have entered my awareness, these pleasant miles,
And on the horizon moving; (waits) that shimmering rippling run.
Of a blue & ribboning shoreline where pleasure necessitates fun.
There wind can like a lion roar, or call like turtle doves
With New Jersey soul superimposing the whole in the USA that I love!...

©Joe Maverick 1-6-2011Copyright)

Copyright © Joe Maverick

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  1. Date: 5/5/2012 4:30:00 AM
    Glad i found this, Joe, so inspiring to read, reminds me of my back yard so to speak, here in the yorkshire dales, and as daver below comments, Wordsworth.make me want to visit, hopfully one day i will. harry

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 2:57:00 PM
    "Clinton's Red Mill." Sets a rustic scene right off the bat. Reminds me of Wordsworth. Duh! Can't remember the name of the poem. Give me a break - I'm an old guy. Much enjoyment, Joe. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 4:15:00 PM
    Quite a picturesque write. As for Jersey, I have pleasant memories of my Navy Days in Leonardo and the Atlantic Highlands as well as Gloucester and working with the Coast guard at Sandy Hook. Of course a few bus trips to Atlantic City. And a stop now and then in Wildwood.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Fine work here! Reminds me of the times I visited the Amish country. Don't get scenes like this on the Lower East Side of New York - which is where I live - so I try to take trips to areas like you have described when I can. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 7:49:00 PM
    SUPER COOL PORTRAIT! This reminds me so much of an award winning photo my father took back in the 70's! He is a great photographer of 40 plus years. YOU are a great poet, of what I can imagine is a good stretch of years! Thanks for posting this! 7rate

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 9:29:00 AM
    Thanks for stopping by, Joe, and please let me know when you post a new poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 8:02:00 PM
    I wish you would post more, just sayin'~N

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 11:31:00 AM
    Beautiful travelogue, Joe. A much needed spur to appreciation of our wonderful country. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 4:08:00 PM
    Joe this is absolutely beautiful and so moving. I could see the beautiful landscape as I read. Wonderful imagery. Great job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 6:54:00 AM
    Your writing is deep and full of imagery. It's like jumping into a pile of colorful leaves. I enjoyed your feast. Love, Vienna.

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 1:01:00 PM
    Fabulous use of words to take us on a journey. I could picture all the sites so clearly through your description, Joe. The last line has me wondering who the New Jersey soul is. Well done, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 9:20:00 PM
    Do you live in the countryside? I like when I can get out of the city and see scenes like the ones you describe so well in this poem. Thanks for your kind words and - Keep it up! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 4:13:00 PM
    This is so beautiful and I can see the scebery as you speak. It fills the reader with a serenity and peacefulness. Loved it. God Bless, JB Thanks so much for your comments on my latest poems. JB :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 7:27:00 PM
    elegance and beauty in one image filled write Joe.. a breathtaking view of scenery and creation in full bloom... lovely reminisce and NJ in the mix..way to go my friend..happy weekend..luv..

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 2:18:00 PM
    A fine write dear poet, and wonderfully descriptive ! Your words are profound and the poesy very desirable sir ! TY for this awesome read ! Have a blessed week my fellow....much love, james

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 7:45:00 AM
    Hii Joe. Every time I read this piece more reflections surface. Impossible for me to take it all in in one reading. This one is loaded and takes the reader on a peaceful journey in your gratitude reflections while scanning the existing scape. Nicely done Joe. Thanks for the trip and your comment

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 10:53:00 PM
    Yes, the USA is a most beautiful country from shore to shore. The little bit of it you speak of give a delicious hint to those who would come......Your visits are always so special Joe. Thanks.

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 5:43:00 PM
    A man after my own heart, lovely use of vocabulary! A mature write with lilting lines and lyrical phrases. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 2:44:00 PM
    Joe, nice image.. are u a very observant person... Glad you are here to share...tour loves of the USA with us... Thank-you..always,..p.d