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Originally published: 1st October 2019

Image by susannp4 from Pixabay

This poem was recently placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "A" (1055) Poetry Contest.


 

The arch and the gate at the church late on. At dusk. The path. The birds. The chiselled lines that tell of lives long gone And the moss that shrouds those words. The years as one and then the years apart Engraved upon the stone Convey the feelings of a broken heart Of love and of time alone.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/20/2022 11:16:00 PM
Churchyards used to creep me out but this is a lovely piece. Congrats on your win.
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/21/2022 9:36:00 AM
Hi Craig! Thanks for your visit. The poem is based on a gravestone I noticed during a walk through our local churchyard. It looked weathered & forgotten but I'm sure with a story behind the person buried there. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/20/2022 10:47:00 PM
Great reflections on the chapel lane. Vivid scene painting. Congratulations!
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/21/2022 9:30:00 AM
Chapel Lane is just down the road from where I live. Thanks for your kind words Christuraj. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/20/2022 2:14:00 PM
A moving poem, Gary. I am pleased that it received contest recognition. Strong image of a place of worship + solace. Be well. Brian
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/21/2022 9:29:00 AM
Brian thanks again. The words just came to me when visiting my local churchyard. One of my earliest poems. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/4/2020 4:21:00 AM
Congrats to you too my friend!;)
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Gary Radice
Date: 8/29/2020 12:08:00 PM
A very belated thank you Brenda! :)
Date: 10/15/2019 11:26:00 PM
Gary, this is a lovely poem, tinged with sadness.
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Gary Radice
Date: 10/16/2019 2:19:00 AM
Thank you Evelyn. I wrote it after walking through a local churchyard at dusk earlier this year. I wanted to convey in my poem the poignancy that I felt at the time.