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SLOW TIMES

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SLOW TIMES

I like the slow times . . .
	When all the work is done,
	And evening shadows creep
	Across the fields;
	When somber trees
	Stand still and wait . . .
		For darkness to descend.

I like the slow winds . . .
	That stir the waters
	With their playful hands,
	And send their ripples
	To bathe the tired feet
	Of giant firs, that stand . . .
		In watch along the shore.

I like the slow trains . . .
	That  climb the hills
	With plaintive, lonely wails;
	And send their echoes
	Searching through the night,
	For sleepy little towns . . .
		That lie along their paths.

I like the slow days . . .
	When all the time is mine,
	And fantasies and dreams
	Come calling on my mind;
	And anxious thought
	Stand still and wait . . .
		To repossess my mind.

I like the slow walks . . .
	When evening shadows fall,
	When times we spend alone
	Are silent hours
	Of listening to our hearts
	Whispering words of love . . .
		That only God can hear.

I like the slow times . . .
	When you are by my side.

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
    William.:-) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the HOME PAGE.... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured. This is stunning. Vibrant images abound here. I like slowly reading wonderful words like these.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 2:34:00 AM
    The imagery is quite amazing. A very soothing and pleasant read.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 12:49:00 AM
    An excellent piece, in an enjoyable and very appropriate format that adds to the impact of each compelling line....Good work!

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 6:29:00 AM
    I am so thrilled to be able to read some of your amazing poetry today William. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I will be back another day to read through more of your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 2:47:00 PM
    Beauti,William.I like slow times too.... When all the time is mine. OXOX love Anne-Lise

    Crocker Avatar William Crocker
    Date: 12/27/2011 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lise , Thanks for your comment.Your's is the first of the new year.it encourages me to read more and respond .Crossfox
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 10:49:00 AM
    great pen.

    Crocker Avatar William Crocker
    Date: 12/19/2011 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lisa,Thanks, Crossfox
  1. Date: 12/17/2011 4:57:00 PM
    very interesting and good x

    Crocker Avatar William Crocker
    Date: 12/18/2011 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the comment.I'll be reading your poetry shortly.Crossfox
  1. Date: 12/16/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Amazing, and deep write, i love the line, " I like the slow times... When you are by my side." Keep writing :)

    Crocker Avatar William Crocker
    Date: 12/19/2011 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    summer,You have just encouraged me to continue writing.I'm sort of unmpotivated and discoraged. Thanks.Crossfox
  1. Date: 12/13/2011 6:06:00 PM
    lovely notes..william ..i [particularly ] liked the time we all spend alone , listening to ourselves....Once again a very nostalgic write...ur poems have harmonious quality..cheers !