A Hidden World
by Trish MacQueen - The Trickster
Monday, August 16, 2004
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Good Morning Everyone.
This poem is from my new poetry book "Colour My World Wonderful" which is due to be released next week.
Hope you enjoy it, Trish.
Travelling uncaring down a backwoods country road
Winding around gently sweeping “s” curves
Touring quietly enjoying the swiftly
Changing scenery of evergreens
And blooming flowers dotting
The majestic landscape.
Lost along the way, going backward, and then turning
Only to find you must travel back the way you’ve
Come to arrive at your unexpected destination
High upon a crested plateau sits a hidden
Paradise tucked neatly behind a ramble
Down block farm house and barn.
Parking the car in the circular driveway and exiting
Onto a gravelled walkway that twists and turns
Entering sheltered areas with large flowing
Waterfalls dumping gallons of purified
Waters into turbulent bubbling ponds
Filled with exotic waterplants.
Around another corner, a hot house bursting forth
With massive hostas, variegated and plain,
Standing tall, towering over my small
Frame shooting flowers skyward
In every colour of the rainbow
Beckoning you to explore.
Ablaze in a fury of saturated colours, flowers tucked
Neatly into each nook and cranny as you make
Your way around the neatly compacted
Acres investigating a wealth of secret
Hidden treasure neatly placed to
Welcome you further along.
Under the dark green canopy of tented plastic and silky
Rayon is a world once known only to the under
Water swimmer as rows and rows of carp,
Multicoloured, join their distant cousin,
The koi who playfully splash about
In their bog filtered waterbeds.
Shopping, shopping, shopping, now my car looks like
A water garden loaded with fish and plants destin
For a new home, while moving with slow careful
Precision to avoid deep craterous pot holes
That pop up suddenly, spraying chilly
Water in the humidity of day.
Release, freedom from a plastic bag to swim effortlessly
Down, down, down, to the three foot depth of
Their new freshly filtered world, while I
Burst a seam in the heat of the day
Planting and watering the many
Plants brought home on the
hottest day of this year.
White Pickets Studio, Gallery, & Publishing
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|Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
So beautifully descriptive, I too was making my way through your write, totally immersed,
"Parking the car in the circular driveway and exiting
Onto a gravelled walkway that twists and turns" < < <---hearing the crunch of the gravel.
Exquisite write Trish, thanks for sharing this beauty.
May your book "Colour My World Wonderful" flourish, boundlessly :)
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|I like how you weaved these words.|
|Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
|Truly a wonderful day you had. Wonderfully expressed with imagery and suspense.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|That was some day, the progression was
kind of suspenseful waiting to see what
would happen next.Good luck with your book Trish!
You are a never ending workaholic;-)!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|meticulous imagery and style ... much enjoyed ...|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
congrats on your new book! :)
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Very well penned and a joy to read Trish!!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
this is amazing in presentation and imagery. BRAVA!
congratulations on your book :)
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|I must have green fingers, even my writting is green.
Great form, nice discripitions, any fairies under the shooting flowers.
Love to talk to mine...
|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|An exceptionally well-written piece of delightful poetry with very vivid imagery easily flowing down the page, Poet. I enjoyed the read, and the effort it took to create this timeless write. Congratulations on your up coming book, looking forward to reading some of it. Thank you for sharing your part of it and your talent. Outstanding composition.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Thanks for sharing this marvelous Hidden World.|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|Trish you are just so masterful with imagery, a pleasure to read this.|