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Venues
by Taylor Ryan

Sunday, April 08, 2007
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Inspired by a sunrise walk this Easter morning.
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Venues


 

I walked a common path today…

neatly laid squares

winding cautiously through my unfamiliar surrounds.

Perhaps I’ll venture farther tomorrow onto the shaded,

sandy venues and verdant overbrush of curiosity,

if the sun greets me as congenially as it has

this Easter morning.

 

I heard fish jumping and stood quietly to see

as they arched and wriggled

in their glistening, upward thrust to break

the water’s plane and capture surface swimmers

while the statuesque Great Blue stood iridescent sentry

and egrets pilfered ‘neath the liquid glass,

as plovers nervously guarded shore nests.

 

I heard the coots caw “Uh Oh’s”, frond perched,

when chips and putts fell short of mark

on precision groomed greens.

Dog walkers and runners were greeted to

friendly smiles and “ Good Mornin’”.

A father patiently pedaled behind his daughter,

as she teetered precariously on training wheels

showered with his praise.

 

I took a well worn path today…

Past the splendor of billowing bougainvillea

burgeoning magenta, plumbago’s blue reach and ramble,

oleander’s passionate and poisonous lure,

under oak canopies bearing parasitic mosses,

spidery and grey-green,

thriving on their adopted parent…

past coastal architecture in pastel hues

capped with rolling waves and rivulets of Spanish tile

sheltering hibiscus blooms and succulent natal plum.

 

Is this one of His many Edens or just the one

I have encountered this Easter Day,

the work of His gentle, creative hand,

evidence of the day’s earthly and human significance…

renewal and rebirth

and  forgiveness?

 

As I walked alone along this common path today,

refreshed and endowed by my encounters,

I anticipate and welcome tomorrow’s miles

along those paths not yet known to me,

and all the blessings and adventure of the

discoveries
that await.


 

 

Taylor Ryan

April 2007


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Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 4/18/2007
I simply love these lines.. 'I anticipate and welcome tomorrow’s miles
along those paths not yet known to me,' Great writing Taylor as always...)

love,
Myrna
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/15/2007
Wonderfully-wrought images that deeply satisfy. Encore! Encore!! (((((('Pea'))))))
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/15/2007
Once again, your kinship with the world around you shines throughout your verses here, Taylor. Beautifully expressed. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by J M 4/14/2007
This is a beautiful witness poem to his Love and Grace towards us...
"
Is this one of His many Edens or just the one

I have encountered this Easter Day,

the work of His gentle, creative hand,

evidence of the day’s earthly and human significance…

renewal and rebirth

and forgiveness?"

Beautiful I do hope Easter was Blessed for you Taylor!!!

Love, Blessings,
Josie
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/14/2007
I wish I read this BEAUTY at EASTER!
but... Better now than NEVER!
I loved this precious Gem Tay!
I plan to treasure!
I hope your Easter ( sounded perfect to me)
was filled with lots of WARM Blessings!
Warmly, WArrior PURPLE Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/12/2007
Such incredibly beautiful imagery. Lovely poem Taylor, as always.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 4/12/2007
Great visuals, and contentment. Enjoyed
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/12/2007
Lovely write...Hugssssssss
Reviewed by E. Richardson 4/12/2007
this is absolutely lovely...incredibly vivid imagery...excellent flow.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 4/10/2007
This is such a beautiful walk you gave us today...thank you
for this pleasure.

Allen
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/10/2007
You take us to an Easter garden filled with resurrection energy and bliss, Taylor. A real sense of peace, wonder and fulfillment. This kind of experience does, indeed, furnish us with fresh perspective and altered mindset to walk a new and higher path. Gentle and compelling. Filled with humility and abundant grace as always. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/10/2007
Awesome package!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/9/2007
Taylor I sighed and awed myself within the beauty displayed here as it pulled me into its decriptives colors bloomed before my eyes and the vision of this path clearly embraced my mind, thank you for sharing this Easter morning
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2007
Taylor, exceptional beauty captured in your Easter walk that signifies the splendour of Creator, which you define with wondrous
words in exquisite detail. Thank you for sharing your gift!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by richard cederberg 4/9/2007
There is a kind of magic in this write dearest Taylor. It is the kind of magic that charms you, and transports you, in spirit, to where the writer is gleaning her inspiration.

The tactile qualities of your descriptions inundates the senses with serenity and the soothing waves of ataraxis.

I love the quiet hopefulness that permeates the spirit of this write; like golden threads woven strategically into a fine tapestry. This poem moves upon ones heart as a soft breeze laced with the fragrance of lilac blossoms.

Your very best yet! Brava!!!

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 4/9/2007
This is exceedingly ebullient, filled throughout with rapturous and enthralling beauty. Your imagery is beyond stunning, because this takes the reader on the complete journey with the writer, and THAT is what true writing is about. The fact that the reader so easily imbibes the full measure of escapism, effortlessly, speaks volumes about your ability to weave such a beautiful and entrancing gem as this. I hope you had a wonderful Easter. -- Jeff

Reviewed by Butch Howard 4/9/2007
I don't think I could add much to what Bill Broome has said below about this lovely gem. I do love the way you have captured the essence of the flora, fauna and humanity as you walked along, taking in the plethora of Easter morning gifts laid out before you with that acute poet's eye. I particularly like the way you anticipate the future with optimism and wonder. There is only one "scenario" in which this poem can be properly viewed: a poet's wonder at the beauty which emanates from the creative hand of the true and living God, "evidence of the day’s earthly and human significance…
renewal and rebirth
and forgiveness."
Work such as this is indeed "rare and highly valued."
Well said, poet! I hope you had a very happy Easter, you certainly put mine into perspective with this brilliant write!
~Butch
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/9/2007

From the eyes that observe to magic of creation and memorize the "Venues" of emotions of beauty and wonders of Mother Poet, (Nature) a heedful mind dictated the poetization of this magnificent composition as a Paean of gratitude to Spring.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by F William Broome 4/9/2007
Taylor - Reading your tender and sweet words, as you encounter Easter morning, I am deeply moved. How do I say to a writer that her work is a deserved classic? How do I assure her that such work is rare and highly valued? "Venue" is one of the most complete poems ever written? How lovely and full of appreciation for life and its beauty!How full of you and your love for nature, people, and yes, yourself! This is an Easter Gift to all who read or hear...one deeply inspired, of course. - With love for a poet of beauty. - Bill
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/9/2007
Taylor,

Your poem is superb. The imagery was outstanding. Your word usage revitalizes the senses. If this is Easter's inspiration I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Bless You Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/9/2007
Looking at the best case scenarios. Very vivid penn, it's what I call a sunshine poem, as when I read such a poem, the mind is full of a nice sunny day, with pleasent surroundings and gentle folk all around.
Walking is a great way to gather ideas. The last lines is a brilliant attitude, it sets one up for a great day..
Splendid poetry....
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