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Virginia

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

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Virginia

Virginia's abound with hills that roll off her shoulders
Wet rocks glisten on the edge of the lazy water 
Translucent fish arching through the cold channels 
Silver barbed hooks rusting in tree trunks
Dangling over the water, and breathing life into the earth

Wet like your skin, see-through blue eyes 
Making waves as the children pirouette off the stone cliffs
Disappearing into the emerald green and slate shadows 
Meeting the cool rush of the river when they get down there
Or that old carp that Lizzy caught last summer but she let go 
Swim bladders shining like mirrors, reflecting oily promises 

Running after the great blue, pistons heaving in the hills 
Soot on daddy's solemn brow, over his gentle eyes 
They all come running, soaking and plodding home
Eager hands grasping for the pie in the window
While the last beat of the summer wind kicks around
Makes the quilt with many colors take flight on the line 
One more day under the belt, and another notch in the bed post 
Sleep like kings, little Southern Royalty 
That old time hang dog moon will see you through 



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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 12:10:00 PM
    This poem makes me want to go to Virginia just to see the images that form while reading this. Very good writing. Well done!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/28/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wholeheartedly endorse that idea-- everyone should go to lovely places in the south
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:08:00 AM
    Wow, I LOVE your style of free verse writing! Your poetry reminds me of impressionist painting - You give us snapshots of images and leave our minds to fill in the rest. The last four lines = perfection

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/28/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heather! Thank you! This piece does owe a lot to impressionism, you're the first to voice it, I'm glad it came through. ~Jeremy
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:36:00 AM
    As an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, I truly loved this. I'll be taking my kids fishing this weekend. This poem will be going to my favs.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/28/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, Caleb. That means a lot to me.
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 10:03:00 PM
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    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/28/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard