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Monday, October 16, 2006
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" Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. "


Robert Frost



As I sit relaxed on the bower of this fallen lime tree

I ruminate on how kind life has been to me

though nothing comes easy at all

it all seems to have fallen into my lap

making me question the wisdom of striving

maybe there is an easier way to progress

as a single leaf came spiralling down above me

and a willow warbler whistled its melodious tune

I am content, to let the wheels turn over by themself

and I can now see, there is a reason for everything

as I view a red fox, foraging amongst the forest carpet

visions of friends and companions, filter to the surface

most now have succumbed, to the passage of time

or have dealt themselves a self inflicted blow

I muse on all the courses and directions, I have followed

as the declining sun, sends shards of golden light above

whilst the murmurs of my heart, say stay on your present line

I rise from the knotted trunk, and move smoothly through the leaves

and am pleased to see the moon, greet the sun in the sky

for I know within myself, the mystery is still to come


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Reviewed by K. Mulroney 10/22/2006
Your poetry just has a great flow to it, like a story teller is reading to me instead of the other way around, if that makes any sense!
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 10/21/2006
You bring us peace and pleasure, comfort and food for thoughts!
Love and Peace, B&R
Reviewed by A PAX 10/18/2006
I have a question.........

Do your poems come to you thru meditation or thru actual travel...they are lovely and always inspiring...........
wonderful attitude, Peter, above are so creative
pax A
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 10/17/2006
A beautiful rumination, Peter. What a peaceful place you visualize, both physical and emotional.

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/16/2006
I love your attitude Peter and the way you capture life in superb poems such as this is a gift for the reader!Thank you!
Reviewed by jude forese 10/16/2006
a wonderful collection of images and sentiments displaying insight to the peace and mystery life and nature offer ...
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/16/2006
Mystery Is Still Come,i.e. The Fight To Meet (God)...


Yoyr Friend TRASK
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/16/2006
You invite us all to share in the genuine beauty of solace with nature and God, our Creator. You have a wonderful spirit that justifies the beauty within your heart.

Love and harmony,
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 10/16/2006

This is tremendously peaceful poetry, which perfectly reflects your Frost quote, and the gorgeous photo.

I kept hearing the 1969 Rod McKuen song.. 'Love's Been Good To Me'

Beautifully done, Sir Patton!
Love&Blessings, Rhonda
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 10/16/2006
How closely I fee I can relate to your words, Peter, when I pan the milestones of my own fortunate I have been and how easy the course has been seemingly "falling in my lap" as you say. Or perhaps it's am ability to accept life as it comes and be thankful for every day regardless of the path it has for you or the one that is yet to come. Thank you sir for sharing this today...and for reminding me again of all I am thankful for.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/16/2006
Your poerty the reflection of your love for nature!!


Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/16/2006
Thank you for sharing these peaceful, thoughtful moments, Peter. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/16/2006
So true, so very true to the core..
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 10/16/2006

Your poetic cup overflows with wisdom. You are a trustworthy guide, my friend.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/16/2006
Thank you for the walk in the forest, with all the accompanyin sights, sounds and smells you have opened life to us.

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 10/16/2006
I can relate to this. Can't say I did not have those little crisis of life, but all in all I thank God, I had it quite easy compared to what others are suffering. And I wonder what the future holds, but only up to a point. Victor
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/16/2006
Your love of nature shines in all your writes.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/16/2006
Either your imaginations is superb or you do a lot of walking and sitting neath the forests nearby, but it really doesn't matter, you give the reader magical delights and a hell of a lot to consider in each and every poem you pen.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 10/16/2006
This poem certainly began in with a delightful image and ended in sagacious symbolgy. Outstanding Peter, you create such a lush and vibrant imagery that you take the reader with you on your sojurn. Superb quote too.

Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 10/16/2006
I think this is now my 'Peter Paton favorite'! I love the images, the flow, and the message within this piece...

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 10/16/2006
Sounds like a marvellous way to spend the day, seems so familiar...
Love this Peter, good to read you again.

:) Ch'erie
Reviewed by CJ Heck 10/16/2006
This poem is pure beauty, Peter. In my humble opinion, your love of nature, zest for life, and your strong religious convictions are the forces that have all come together for you and you are blessed.
Again, this is a beautiful poem.
Love and hope,
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 10/16/2006
The mystery is still to come----so true-----However, enjoy the journey. Such a beautiful poem and story. Marguerite
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/16/2006
O, Peter, this is flat out gorgeous poetry! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/16/2006
You have now come to the harvest of life. Everyhing is beautiful!!!!
Wonderful write, Peter!!!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Angel May Angel :o)

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