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London's Pond
by J. W. Murphy

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

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*April 16, 2003; Glen Ellen, CA: Jack London State Park

Here I am at London's Pond
a place, that I first arrived
with my parents, and at their side.
A haven, blessed by nature's wand.

It's no wonder
this great author
picked this plot
at the foothills
of the Half Moon Valley--
its beauty fills
nature's alley.

Here I am at London's Pond
bird's churping on a gentle breeze
enjoying the shade of redwood trees.
Of this place, I am very fond.

Meandering ducks
and fishs' gills
swim the pond.
Algae rests
as rushes wrest
the shoreline's edge
and peace unfolds.

Here I am at London's Pond
writing as at other times
a place of inspiration for many rhymes.
Here and I, have a special bond.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/16/2003
Sounds like you have a bond at the pond...[smiles] well done.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/16/2003
beautiful imagery and verses just beautiful
Reviewed by A PAX 4/16/2003
bond to the pond
they say we are 90% something water!

lovely poem!
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 4/16/2003
Wish I was there... sounds heavenly.. Great write... I need a vacation...
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