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  Green Velvet
by Mark M Lichterman
Saturday, April 07, 2012
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Stepping outside with Kody this morning, I was so struck with the beauty of this day, though a repeat, I felt the need to re-issue "Green Velvet"



Green Velvet


Early morning tree filtered

sunlight stippled

green velvet meandering lawn

bisected by miles long

crooked  running

minimally rolling

concrete walkway.


Coming off my rear patio

this sunlight stippled

early morning

finds Kody and me

walking the rolling lawn

appearing to my eye

as green velvet.


Early morning energy,

chasing a number of seed hunting black birds

Kody then bounds after a teasing, chattering squirrel.


Peacefully now,

Kody and I walk the early morning

tree filtered

sunlight stippled

green velvet lined walkway

of where my home is situated

and, though not the religious type,

each morning the beauty of this place,

this place that I have the great fortune

of living causes my mind to wonder

of the great fortune that brought me

to this place of such beauty,

to this place of sunlight stippled

early morning meandering solitude.


Running up the slight,

vine covered embankment,

disappearing behind a stand of tall standing bushes

it takes but a minute for Kody to run back


smart dog has me so trained,

that for his running and hiding a treat is tossed

into his waiting mouth.


On we go,

my friend Kody and me

to walk the green velvet rolling lawn

and though not the religious type,

I thank God for bringing me to this place

of solitude,

to this place of meandering early morning

tree filtered,

sunlight stippled green velvet,

to this place of beauty I am fortunate to

call home.



©April 7, 2012 / Mark M. Lichterman






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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/18/2012
Nothing beats a morning walk with a four legged pal. Patrick
Reviewed by Ragno Donna 4/10/2012
Sounds like a slice of Heaven, Mark.
I enjoyed reading your poem!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/10/2012
It does sound beautiful, Mark, and worth repeating for all to enjoy! Glad you and Kody can enjoy such beauty together. ~Lizzie
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/8/2012
Lovely write, Mark, you put me right there...And fortunate you are my warm sunny friend!!!! We woke up to a foot of snow on the ground this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! giggle...Oh well, it can't stay long at this time of year.......CAN it?! giggle

Your friend,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/8/2012
What a wonderful description of a wonderful place for you and your dog– home.

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 4/8/2012
This was so beautiful to read, and created such a lovely scene of tranquility and lush greenery...What a wonderful world indeed!
Best wishes, Diana...
Reviewed by Joy Hale 4/7/2012
I have not been doing reviews lately and will be gone from AD in a few weeks, but I just had to tell you how lovely and serene your poetry is, a glowing example of enjoying what God and nature has abundantly given us to enjoy. Man and dog on a velvety green lawn, early in the morning before the cares of the day beset one, admiring and appreciating the view... it just doesn't get much sweeter than that, Mark.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/7/2012
Such a beautifully flowing poem filled with style and Grace!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/7/2012
This was truly delightfully written poetry my friend Laura
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