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Below is the poem entitled My Country which was written by poet Caleb Smith. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My Country

Wild woods and mountain fair
Be my fate and fortune there
Finding rest at resting place
Where cold waters cool my face

Up the cliffs that fog will crawl
Washed away in water's fall
Like myself beside the stream
Where water glistens sun's gold gleam

I'll sleep beside the oak and birch
And wait for morning's light to search
The places here I've never been
To hide them from the hands of men

For in these mountains I will find
All the thoughts I left behind
In the cave of deeping sorrow
Where I'll not be when come tomorrow

I know this place, it is my home
Under shade of trees' green dome
A place of beauty beyond compare
Are wild woods and mountain fair

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 3:04:00 PM
    I enjoyed your comment on my Sunday haiku. Not something I have been able to enjoy in a very long time, thru no fault of my own. haha. It's all about the person you are with and some just don't go in for that kind of thing. what your wife does is wonderful. I'd love for that to be done to me!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 3:02:00 PM
    well, looky here!! I found one that I have not seen yet, I just came straight to this !!! Let me read it now: ok, this is a very nice one, but to be honest with you, I can say that your writing today is even better than this. when you do your free verse style, so full of truth and emotion, it blows me away!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 1:33:00 AM
    good poem Caleb. Congradulations.

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 11:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s's "Outstanding Title" contest Caleb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 12:45:00 AM
    Big congrats on your win Caleb

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Congrats, Caleb. Outstanding. Nice going. Kudos. Ralph

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem!!!

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:40:00 PM
    CALEB, a wonderful congratulations with your outstanding direct poem, attached with a strong title. Can't wait for you join another one of MY contest. Take care! :-) PD

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 9:16:00 AM
    I get a restful feeling from this poem...exquisite imagery. Had to find your oak poems....not disappointed here for sure. Enjoyed with my minds eye !!

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Caleb - enjoyed this write.

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/22/2012 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ann!
  1. Date: 5/22/2012 7:44:00 AM
    great poem, love the images

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/22/2012 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Marie!