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Simple Things
by Susan K. de Vegter
Friday, February 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Simple things that come to light
Like fireflies dancing in the night
Rhumetoid fingers of the great oak
Gnarled with time that gently poke
The mist of fog upon the land
And common grounds of God and man
Pondering's on this nature trail
Words that come and never pale
Beauty in this peaceful marsh
Wrapped in arms of fog that wash
City smut from lids left heavy
Feet that whisper pads to levy
Wages free with no pretext
Peace and quiet, none to vex
Imaginings that come and go
Let it in and out it flows
Breaths so pure
On these moist grounds
Crickets kiss their legs for sound
Ghost of the woman, hair of moss
Draping in grays, nothing the cost
To witness this canvas
Of nature sublime
Before it is lost
From wages of time

© 1999 Susan K. de Vegter

first published at Corner Poetry

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Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 3/26/2010
This answers a question from a previous comment. You must be inspired by Savannah again. She is a mystery and and a blessing captured in time and you caught her natural spiritin astounding imagery.
Reviewed by John Domino 2/23/2010
Superb Susan!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/22/2010
You give me a real heart longing to visit the territories of your amply painted word-canvases, Susan... before the "wages of time" steal them from my gaze. However, your delightfully expressed thoughts immortalise them for me here. Another word-painter's palette to relish and enjoy. Thank you! xx
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/22/2010
Wow! Savoured every word, Susan. Stunning poetry, my friend!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/21/2010
The last line says it all, Suz...

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/20/2010
You were amazing then and still amaze me now...I love this "Simple Things" because those are the things that make life worth living..Nicely done Susan..
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/20/2010
Rheumatoid fingers of the great oak/Gnarled with time that gently poke... "Ghost of the woman, hair of moss/Draping in grays..." Just two of many beautifully imaged lines in this write. Very fine pen, Susan!

Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 2/20/2010
I love this, the imagery is perfection.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/20/2010
Most beautiful offering!!

I always had a "thing" for big old trees!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by D Johnson 2/20/2010
Susan, absolutely beautiful poem from beginning to end.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/20/2010
Vintage Susan is this beauty / Your wordplay is magnificent / Your depth is profound / You are a true poet . . .
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/20/2010
wonderful thoughts to ponder and to appreciate--the simple things
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/20/2010
Excellent write, Susan. Beautiful and very well done. God bless.

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