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All the world is a stage

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All the world is a stage

Silver moonbeams strike the old packhorse bridge
As its ancient stones use silent language
To speak of those who passed this way before
And stood on these worn slates staring in awe

At the sandstone walls surrounding the pool
To echo the thundering waterfall
Firefly ballet on the watery stage
As nightingale chorus and frogs engage

A contralto owl adds a haunting tune
While the baritone fox sings to the moon
The whispering willows applaud with grace
As I lose myself in this mystic place

It moves me to tears, almost ev’ry time
But on moonlit nights, it is just sublime ~

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  1. Date: 11/24/2008 5:33:00 PM
    There are places that touch the heart. This sounds like one. You sonnet paints a picture. Vince

  1. Date: 11/23/2008 6:30:00 AM
    What a lovely place to "lose yourself". Thank you for sharing it. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment on "The Greatest Gift". I cried when I read it. God bless. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 11/21/2008 6:35:00 PM
    Nigel Lovely feel to this sonnet I enjoy your poetry great talent you are! Laura :)

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 6:27:00 AM
    This is such a lovely poem! Incredibly descriptive and quite beautiful. I particularly love the line about the "firefly ballet on the watery stage."

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 5:09:00 AM
    A picture painted so magnificently. Great job Sir Nigel.

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 3:08:00 AM
    When I used to live in the country, I'd go outside after getting the kids in bed and sit in only the light of the moon and stars and find peace in the sounds of the night...thanks for sharing your memory it made me smile.

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 8:47:00 PM
    Very deeply beautiful....should be a winner.:) Regards, Sara

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 6:26:00 PM
    This sounds devine!! Good luck in the contest Nigel! Looks like a winner here! :) ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 3:29:00 PM
    I want to see this place..so many great phrases here...contralto owl..I especially like. Is this a memory or somewhere in Italy? BG

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 1:27:00 PM
    Love the poetic imagery in this beautiful Sonnet. It is filled with great lines. "firefly ballet....." is just awesome. Love your admiring friend, wishing she could see this in person, Chrsitie

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 1:21:00 PM
    Nigel this is touching of the past at a special location wow. Great write my friend. Raul Moreno wrote a poem about me and humbled me he is new and Im trying to let the other poets know so they might comment on some of his works I appreciate it Nigel.kGod bless you my friend Michael Torres