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Originally published: 15th January 2020

Image by susannp4 from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st in Gregory R Barden's "ARBITRIUM DIVISA 6 " Poetry Contest and

2nd in Line Gauthier's "Bite Size Poem No.19" Poetry Contest

From my original poem "Chapel Lane" published on 1st October 2019.


 

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.

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Date: 9/7/2021 4:45:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/7/2021 8:40:00 AM
Thank you Beata. Cheers - Gary
Date: 9/6/2021 6:50:00 AM
This is beautiful, Gary, and you manage to take the reader along with you. I love to visit cemeteries, and I can relate to how you were inspired. Congratulations on your podium finish. Regards // paul
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/6/2021 7:39:00 AM
Thank you Paul. I wanted to take the reader down the church path with me so your comments are just great to read. Cheers - Gary
Date: 9/5/2021 10:36:00 AM
A strong, poem of loss. Your concluding line, Gary, brings silent voices into a perspective all can relate to. Congratulations! Brian
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/5/2021 12:26:00 PM
Thank you Brian! I just wrote what I saw when walking through a local churchyard. Among all the new gravestones were those that appeared forgotten. I appreciate your very kind comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 9/5/2021 7:48:00 AM
Beautiful, Gary, congratulations:)
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/5/2021 7:58:00 AM
Cheers Jo :)
Date: 9/4/2021 11:34:00 AM
Gary, a big CONGRATS on your win with this moving piece! Janice
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/4/2021 11:51:00 AM
Thanks Janice - Much appreciated. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 9/4/2021 9:46:00 AM
Amazing, simply amazing, Gary. Congrats on a well deserved win
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/4/2021 10:13:00 AM
Thank you Andrea. I'm off to have a read of the contest poems now. Cheers - Gary
Date: 6/29/2020 5:51:00 PM
Gary What ? What ? What ? This poem Only leaves me wanting to know who or what befall them
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 6/29/2020 6:47:00 PM
Well then Gary You hit the nail on the head Sir This poem surely deserves revising and a sequel to contemplate what lives they lived and who they were before entering the gates
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Gary Radice
Date: 6/29/2020 6:16:00 PM
Hi Christopher. Your thoughts were my thoughts walking through the church yard that night. Cheers :) Gary
Date: 5/19/2020 7:13:00 PM
Hello Gary Radice, Superb! Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/20/2020 12:24:00 PM
Hello Gary Radice, you are so welcome. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/20/2020 2:43:00 AM
Thank you Darlene - Much appreciated!
Date: 2/22/2020 6:44:00 PM
Wonderful, Gary.
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/23/2020 5:09:00 AM
Thank you! It was one of those poems that just wrote itself while I was at the church yard. :)
Date: 1/28/2020 3:58:00 PM
Gary, exceptional and well deserving!
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/28/2020 4:19:00 PM
Hello Craig! Thank you so much for your comments. This was actually (part of) the very first poem I put together when I joined PS several months back and wasn't sure how it would go down. Any initial doubts I held back then have since been blown away by the lovely comments I have received.
Date: 1/27/2020 7:27:00 PM
This is moving and very beautiful Gary. Congratulations on winning the Trophy!
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/28/2020 2:39:00 AM
Connie, thank you so much for your kind comments. I really appreciate them. I remember the poignant moment in time late last year in the churchyard laying flowers on my in-laws grave and looking at other graves. So many stories behind the inscriptions and the people who can no longer visit them.
Date: 1/27/2020 6:36:00 PM
This is exquisite, Gary, and was the clear winner for me ... sincere congratulations for your 1st place in the Arbitrium Divisa 6 Poetry Contest! :o) - The Bard (Are you a musician?)
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/28/2020 2:31:00 AM
Hello Gregory. I've woken this morning to find out that I have been given 1st Place in your competition and I can't describe to you how thrilled I am. Thank you! I'm no musician (I wish I was and did have a music webzine running at one time) but I love writing. I wrote what I saw and felt. Thanks :)
Date: 1/15/2020 10:08:00 AM
You give us a painting in words.I can picture the scene so clearly. Thank you.
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/15/2020 11:06:00 AM
No, Peter..Thank YOU very much. "A painting in words" That is exactly what any poet would love to hear about their work. I love this site.