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On A Photograph From Singapore

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On A Photograph From Singapore

You become Raffles and its Long Bar.
Better, I would think, 
than it needs or, perhaps, 
than it deserves.
Happy, tanned and fair and open.
And somehow, 
beneath all of your bravado, 
innocent.

In Melbourne today, 
it was cold and squally.
Now bright with bracing breeze and sunshine, 
then dark with stinging windblown showers.
The ground and trees are wet, 
and strewn about with autumn.
I wish that you were here.

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  1. Date: 4/21/2014 5:31:00 PM
    soupmail. YOu have been gone so long from soup!!

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:33:00 AM
    Love the mood you achieve with distances and nature and famous locations and the longing between the lines. Congratulations. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Was this about Maggie? Rereading it, I just love it. A Fave on thy poem.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Lovely poem, Red. it's rainy here in Utah today. I like how this one portrays contrasts of weather and feeling.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Lovely poem Red...congrats...Donna

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 9:51:00 AM
    I love poems that flank your senses like this!

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:51:00 PM
    Well done, Red. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Congrats, Red. Well done. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:54:00 PM
    Red, congratulations with your awesome love poem.... rendering the best part of life~ always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Great imagery, you painted the amusing wonders of nature and longing feelings perfectly...PD

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 3:18:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery with more than a hint of wistfullness. What a wonderful poet you are xxxxx

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:04:00 AM
    I like the contrasted images of Singapore and Melbourne. I remember that it rained; hard, warm, fat drops that drove the pigeons from their roost along the balcony of Raffles bar. Or maybe the Singapore Sling was stronger than sweet as.