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Published: 11th December 2021

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This poem was placed 1st= in Brian Strand's "A STRAND (Dec 26)" Poetry Contest 

I would like to sincerely thank Line Gauthier for her wonderful reading of my poem.

(Added: 12th February 2022)


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to walk in early morning's still to see the silence through the chill to smell the rise of dawn from night to hear the sky's unravelling light to taste the distant fields of grass to breathe the dry stone walls that pass to touch the earth's pure pristine air to catch the world - and hold it there.

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Date: 3/2/2022 9:26:00 AM
Gary, this is very ethereal writing, and quite beautiful. I love how each of the senses is vectored in a new direction, with the eyes seeing the silence and the ears hearing the sky's unravelling light. To wish these magical moments would simply freeze in time is a very human desire, and perhaps why artists and poets commit themselves to capturing that feeling to store away in a bottle for future enjoyment. As always, I love the attention you pay to cadence and rhyme... a FAV. Admiringly ~ John
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John Watt
Date: 3/3/2022 9:17:00 PM
It's a great poem even if you hadn't made the switch, but doing so is what made this poem sublime, in my humble opinion. You are in good company: Paul Simon once sang "The sky was yellow and the grass was gray", and Paul McCartney sang "I've got my head on the ground and my feet in the clouds". I guess I'm just attracted to topsy-turvy writing, lol.
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/3/2022 12:43:00 AM
Thanks once again John for your great comments. They read like poetry themselves. :) Originally I didn't have the senses mixed up so I heard the silence and saw the sky etc but then thought: "What the heck? I want the the senses to sound as if they are over stimulated, over excited and working overtime ..to the point where I ended up with the poem as it stands! :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/18/2022 11:51:00 AM
Quite magical in scope; I found myself feeling very content during this reading.
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/18/2022 12:11:00 PM
Thank you M. L. for your visit, read and lovely comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/14/2022 2:39:00 AM
Such a beautiful poem Gary ~ I love it ~ and Lines voice has enhanced this beauty ~ a FAV for me, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/14/2022 5:33:00 AM
Thank you Ann for your comments, encouragement and for the 'Fav' - Its much appreciated. Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/13/2022 10:50:00 PM
wow, she REALLY has a good reciting voice. Amazing poem AND reading here.
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/14/2022 5:27:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. Line's voice is special isn't it? Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/13/2022 6:47:00 AM
You give me way too much credit, Gary. This is a beautiful poem on its own. Well penned ~
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/13/2022 11:10:00 AM
The credit is so well deserved Line. Thanks again. X Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/13/2022 1:51:00 AM
Poetic ease that softens the air ... and touch. Gary, wonderfully composed, Line beautifully executed, much enjoyed, Aloha~William!
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/13/2022 11:09:00 AM
Thank you William. It's a poem I'm particularly proud of as it captures a particular moment. Line's recital elevates it further in my mind. Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/12/2022 10:13:00 PM
B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/13/2022 11:07:00 AM
T.h.a.n.k. Y.o.u so much Unseeking! Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/1/2022 8:23:00 PM
This is so beautiful Gary. This morning walk has nourished all your five senses....
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/2/2022 1:51:00 AM
Thank you Valsa. An early morning walk can certainly do that. On several occasions my senses were working overtime while taking in the beauty of everything around me. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/4/2022 6:13:00 PM
Gary, my fav you are! The simplicity of expression loaded with wisdom and imaginary appeals to all my poetic senses! Congrats! Keep writing, we will keep on reading! M.
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/5/2022 5:16:00 AM
Thank you Margarita for your lovely comments. I really appreciate them. Cheers - Gary.
Date: 12/28/2021 6:14:00 AM
Much enjoyed the voice of your poem, Gary. BIG congrats on your top win.
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/29/2021 2:02:00 AM
Thank you Vijay for your visit and great comments. All the best! Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/27/2021 9:37:00 PM
Wow Gary! No wonder you keep placing in first place, you are a brilliant poet! I love this perfect, beautiful poem. Congratulations!
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/28/2021 2:37:00 AM
Thanks again B J. Your lovely comments make this hobby of mine all the more worthwhile. All the best! Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/27/2021 7:15:00 PM
Superb rhymes that highlight lofty, moving goals. Your final line is a winning end to a very fine write. Congratulations! Brian
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/28/2021 2:35:00 AM
Thanks Brian. I played around with that last line for a bit and re-wrote it several times. All the best for The New Year and read you soon! Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/27/2021 7:06:00 PM
This is very, very nice-- a true poem, with a perfect last line-I give you my highest compliment, Gary: I wish I had written it!
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/28/2021 2:32:00 AM
L. J. sometimes people write comments that just leave me silent. Yours is a case in point. You're so right: the highest compliment any poet can write is that they wished that they had written it themselves. Thank you so much for your wonderful words and all the best for The New Year. Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/27/2021 2:31:00 PM
Ahh.. just to hold it there.... and savor the stillness of the early morning, breathe the pristine air and feel His presence in silence. Happy New Year, Gary. Blessings to you.
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/28/2021 2:28:00 AM
Thank you Marilene. Silence and 'me-time' can be so beautiful can't it? All the best for the New Year. Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/20/2021 3:31:00 PM
Your poems continue to grab my heart! If only we could catch the world. :)
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/21/2021 1:34:00 AM
I must be doing something right then Ann :) Thanks again for your continued support and encouragement. Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/16/2021 5:29:00 AM
Gary that is written so beautifully…..it’s just lovely. Debx
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/16/2021 8:48:00 AM
Thanks Deb. I love to walk and I love to write poetry so for me they just go hand in hand. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/14/2021 4:49:00 PM
Mother Earth and all her beauty captured in words as only a poet can do! Simply beautiful!
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/15/2021 2:22:00 AM
High praise indeed. Thank you so much Elaine! Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/12/2021 12:22:00 PM
WoW! Gary You took the reader on such a splendid walk. You did such a good with this write. Well done. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/12/2021 12:58:00 PM
Thank you Alexis! My senses always work overtime on an early morning walk. Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/12/2021 7:15:00 AM
Ahh!! I was almost there with you on that walk with all the beauties that you saw. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/12/2021 8:22:00 AM
Thanks Sara! Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/12/2021 3:21:00 AM
Hi Gary, I wake long before dawn on most mornings. It's in those hushed moments that I feel I'm catching the world in a state of peacefulness. Your last line is poetically excellent.
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/12/2021 3:34:00 AM
Thanks Lin :) The poem has gone through a few changes since it first saw light of day yesterday but I've finally arrived at a piece I'm happy with. Thank you for your visit and really encouraging comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/11/2021 9:22:00 AM
Heya Gary, this evocative short piece could well have been written the morning after WW1 ended, when the guns fell silent along the front, resonates with peace, cheers David
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David Kavanagh
Date: 12/11/2021 8:35:00 PM
Keep going Gary, you have the perfect platform to kick off from, cheers David
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/11/2021 2:04:00 PM
Thank you David and Wow! - You are very perceptive. The original basis for the poem was that of a guy appreciating the beauty of life and what it truly has to offer via an early morning walk (with his senses working overtime and a little mixed up) His walk follows some unstated event in his life..I love your idea of it following the end of WW1...I would love to to run with your idea - Thank you and Cheers! - Gary :)