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I have written this poem to be a tribute to modern Americana, and the Rubiayat form.. I am not precisely
On the rubiayat ethos.." I believe.! however I was trying to follow the reality of
Life as i have experienced.. And I hope as many have experienced it; I wanted
To use the "rubiayat" as part of the current world, as opposed to being
A vehicle of the past; ( so I hope that the two entitys will each enrich the other )
Thank you for reading, yours Joe..)   

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Suburban sidewalks

Observe the bending of tree & flower.
To rages; a gale… in tempestuous hours.!
Rain deep in curtain, makes interplay;
Fresh night skies, await the sun in power.

Morn air stirs, Lady’s chinking; breakfast crocks.
Day-streams 'cross backyards, endless blocks.. 
Splashes as sound; tables, are scrubbed..
Cars all hues; white thru red, too! radios rock!!

Sprinklers now silent; birdsong calls,
Gardener’s clipping the creeper on walls
Children’s cries are echoes around
Fountains splash in foyers & malls!!

Gundog flushes the dove; white ahead!
Tools are re-sharpened in timber shed,
Lilac buds blossom! Midst threaded verde,
In abundant gardens, Man & Woman wed.."

© Joe

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 7:39:00 PM
    A wonderful description you have created there, beautifully worded. Gave me a feeling of being there. Thank you Joe

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 12:28:00 PM
    You've captured the scene splendily. Love this all the way through

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:38:00 PM
    I live in a very urban area- NYC Lower East Side. My sister lives in the suburbs so she may have had experieinces like those you had in this poem. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:11:00 PM
    Sounds like everything leading up to a spring wedding and it all makes me feel rather festive on this cold January day. A lovely painting you've created Joe, just what I needed! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:34:00 AM
    I enjoy the rubiyat form and it seems very appropriate the way you have used it here. Scenes of everyday - life of 'modern'. Thank you for your kind comments on my poems.

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 11:54:00 PM
    Stunning write my dear friend, Joe! I've also read some of your poems and they're fabulous. The last one you've entered is great (that's for me ;)) thank u)I love it. Thank you so much for your full support in my contest. It's my great pleasure to know you my dear great poet. I'm so honored and grateful for the support you've extended especially for the very first time i've met you. More blessings to you always! I'll try to work a poem for your contest (though difficult,lol) love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Joe, , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. Thank you for sharing this form. Love it... and by the way... I'm left a bit jealous.. :-(... anyways... xox~pd

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:26:00 PM
    Have a Happy New Year Joe. I think the form worked very well for what you wrote! The write felt both modern and ancient! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:05:00 PM
    Joe I found this fascinating, Happy New Year,...David

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:11:00 PM
    rereading that last stanza like you told me. I wouldn't say that it is humorous. but it sure is stunning.

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 11:26:00 AM
    soupmail for ya

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:04:00 PM
    I didn't know gundog, but other than that, yes, yes, I can really see this is a typical modern day in the suburbs. I REALLY LIKE THIS. You did awesome, Joe. Not sure about Rubiyat. It's not a form I use, but it sure looks to me like you did it RIGHT. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:04:00 PM
    Oh, and the LAST line finishing with garden weddings, that was terrific.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:28:00 PM
    Hello Joe, first, let me thank you for stopping by my write and leaving a comment, I appreciate that very much.. Next, really loved this piece here, great imagery going on, and read so great. Rollo

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:15:00 PM
    Reads like a very beautiful and well groomed garden in which they wed..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Love it, Joe. It truly describes life as some experience it. Love your explanation. It makes it more interesting. So enjoyed!