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My Ode to the Netherlands

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My Ode to the Netherlands

I've come at last, my Freisland;
I'll never leave again,
But watch the budding trees stand
Above the grassy plain.

From the smallest little flow'rs that grow,
To the tallest steeple's rise,
You're the fairest country that I know
Beneath the bluest skies.

Everywhere I walk, I see,
My memories are true;
The people smiling back at me,
Their eyes are sparkling too.

From Bolsward down toward Heerenveen,
The dearest land I've seen;
What shame I nearly left for good,
When I was but fifteen.

I've come at last, my Freisland;
My wand'ring I resign:
Oh, sprawling, comely sealand,
What joy to call you mine!

{Form begins as a sonnet and continues as quatrain.}
January 22d, 2014

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  1. Date: 2/14/2014 9:40:00 AM

    Ow I was so grumpy today and now Im full of smiles..Lovely..Just lovely!!: )

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 11:08:00 PM

    Netherlands, I went via the nature you describe that has constructed via your mind... Imagery in time... Good write... Verlena

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:52:00 PM

    Hey, I have not seen any of the Netherlands tributes yet and I really like this one. It's so rhythmic and lovely. Maybe this one will inspire me to try to do one!

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 4:43:00 PM

    beautifully written and very convincing (are you really from there?). i very much enjoyed this...

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 1:41:00 PM

    This a great piece Isaiah...It flows magnificently Tim

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 10:54:00 AM

    Oh, this is lovely..well done. BG