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From my perch atop Baybury Mount
I’m watching clouds
Slowly present their moulage,
Like post-gale shrouds.

It’s autumn
After a rain,
The sun in position
casts gray shadows on the plain.

Oh, high!
With Olympian eye,
A while to bathe.

Palmer Lake steams -
An elongated kidney form - 
And the clouds, in reflection, seem…
Seem to impassion the now distant storm.

Everything’s so clean,
So newly born, pristine.
Old Baptist church, modest steeple rising, seems tall,
Come alive in the scene overall.

The scattered farms,
With their few fine cattle grazing,
Have, from autumn coat, gained a certain charm, 
To one, long in residence, quite amazing.

Yes, I have to, closed-eyes, in wonder, shake my head.
“This is my valley!” I vigorously proclaim.
In mind’s most subtle vision, put to bed,
I’m nestled in her greenest meadow, there would I remain.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Makes me feel like I'm spending an autumn day in New England! beautiful.

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Awesome write my friend... cheers Jack

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 4:56:00 AM
    Ah, I can't wait to read your Halloween poem about the fiddler, Daver!! What was in that cornfield, besides hungry crows?:) Best wishes to you and yours! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 6:26:00 PM
    Hey, Daver, thanks for your comments. I probably won't be here much this weekend. Maybe not at all. Hope to see you soon and with some new poems of yours for me to see.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 6:07:00 AM
    I can just see this picturesque stop..Enjoyed your wonderful autumn work..Thanks for stopping by..Not sure about the butterfly but some only live for one day or two days as a butterfly the time in which they mate and lay eggs to start the next generation..Sara

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:39:00 AM
    Sounds like a quaint and peaceful spot, Daver! "With Olympian eye", an arial view of this majestic valley. You give it a life force with your descriptions, makes me wish to watch and feel the waters of this "lake stream". A beautiful write; thanks so much for sharing your valley! Best wishes, Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:03:00 PM
    Daver, is this the same area where you are living now? I keep forgetting which state you were born in. This is such a wonderful depiction of that valley. I'll always think fondly of the Iowa farmland from my own childhood. Glad you posted this one here. I get it's the same as the post I saw you make for PFT today.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Daver, your awesome... always~ pd

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 6:52:00 PM
    Daver, sweet sweet write! Brings the reader along...jimbo

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:37:00 AM
    valley of the clover over on yon hillside. animals rove and feast a while. enjoyed reading your work. inspired me to thought!

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Hey Dave! nice write above fav line [Slowly present their moulage,Like post-gale shrouds.] Please do finish the Master writes ;) I'd like your opinion! Light & Love