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by richard lloyd cederberg
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Protecting the wellness, accuracy, and sanctity, of creative individualism


Being blessed
Abreast this advantage,
Perched upon a firm palisade
Within a sprawl of Malus laden,
Where, contemplating all
Comings and goings,
To some length,
Seemed a
Brawl
(Of sorts)
Of the movement
Of others in the often
Mundane blur of surviving

Dour dominion
Suffering acute eyes in
Wonderment, streets moiling
With rapacious squawking hawkers,
And all the grousing animations of escapade
Vendors plying the needy with homemade
Food, tomfoolery, and the bric-a-brac
Of some faraway place,
And being
Aware that
Very morning of a
Shadowy tramp steamer
Offloading some unavowed booty
Into the hands of indurate panhandlers,
Whose ultimate survival rested,
At all costs,
In the next sale or
Satisfactory scheme

(To ensnare
Those fleeceable
With the unnecessary)

He felt
Relieved for
The scant distance
Between THERE and THIS
Pleasant vantage so effectively
Set apart in rolling woodland hills,
A place where within his nostrils
Redolence brooded subtly
Of reddened apples,
The sweet
Tart
Crisp
Whitish
Flesh
Beckoning him
Without peddler’s schemes or
An under-handed drama of strategies;
Smiling broadly he plucked one from where it dangled,
And, after consuming it, filled his haversack for
The continuing journey


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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
Had to look up some words here, Richard. Moiling especially. and indurate. I like the lines in parenthesis (To ensnare.....) the parenthesis setting off a sterling three lines; succinctly accurate as can be. I also appreciate the distance between THERE and THIS being 'scant', as that is what it seems when, at an elevated vantage point, the noise can be viewed without sound even, so the bite into an apple can be heard. Great contrasting in this, which I enjoyed very much. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Alan Abrams
ah, to pluck a sweet, tart, crisp poem, and continue on my journey...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
taking refuge in your finely penned words, richard. thank you.
i can feel the clean,cool, crisp air & calming vista of beckoning
snowlands...
you are a truly gifted artist.
carolyn
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
What it is to be able to take a moment, to do as you have so eloquently described..savour the moment, savour the flavour..amazing thoughts here written. Ty :) Blessings
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I particularly like the moment you describe the scent of apples in his nostrils. That really took me there. Great depth to this piece, Richard. Love and hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
We certainly have soiled the Garden of Eden. But at least we can still, occasionally, leave the world of hawkers and savor the fruit of its bounty. I hope your readers see both the simplicity and complexity of this magnificent piece that is the statement of our times. Great work.



Ron
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
There is always the view, the scheme......but, the journey that's always original in it's unfolding......new beginning's even...that picture is super dreamy, got a little sidetracked! Nice write r ~
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Breathless .. sighh ... lovely indeed dear man
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Oh I wish I could be there, the high places forever call to me. Beautiful work Richard.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan
The sense and act of separation essential for sanity
if we are to have any chance of the right path
and the view has to be from above, the eagle eye
which you certainly possess, Richard; love the use of
'advantage' and of course the motif of apples...and
not just any old apples.
You are a seer, my friend.

John
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
This is just marvelous, sweet-tasting poetry, and the sonic elements also are divine!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I love the pic, I could see that being me, albeit a younger me, making a trek like that now would probably do me in...I can manage 3 flights/floors of stairs up of late...e
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
in other words, unplug from the matrix, fly above the storm, eat of the earth and be free.....classic and beautiful.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Now I have to go to the market. You've made my mouth water Richard. May your journey be long and your haversack always filled.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
you have spun a very human poem which speaks much of progressing through life
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