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A Crowd of One
by Dawn Anderson
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Photo of the same balcony with a view from another angle...it's all a matter of adjustment, isn't it?


With hands wrapped around a hot cup

of tea, i head out to the balcony and look

down at the street below.

 

Traffic moves at a sluggish pace;

a direct contrast to those on foot

who rush past with eyes straight ahead…

the honking of horns over muffled chatter.

 

 i move inside, back to the warmth…

there is peace and quiet in my own little world.

Closing my eyes, i take a deep breath…

for in a few moments, i become one of them.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/8/2010
Truly a beautiful piece. Love the reflection in this and that patio view is not bad either.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/2/2010
Enjoying that quiet moments that are all ours before getting back to the hustle and bustle -- so good to retreat, isn't it? ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/31/2010
Recognition and submission are evident Dawn. We easily note circumstance we question and do not enjoy. Then in lemming like fashion submit. Views change when perspective is altered. Good or bad? Love and peace o you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/27/2010
I am sorry Dawn I almost missed this outstanding writing. I certainly can relate to this piece. I am Mr. Lonely Man.

GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/26/2010
INDEED IT IS ABOUT PERSPECTIVE... AND SOMEONE WILL BE STANDING ON THEIR BALCONY...WATCHING YOU AS YOU MOVE STRAIGHT AHEAD...GOING ABOUT YOUR DAY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS, LOVE & FAITH, DAWN. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/26/2010
ahhh yes... how we know of these well-captured feelings, Dawn! But what a beautiful ledge from which to look down, both inwardly and actually. And, of course, even whilst later "rushing past with eyes straight ahead", we can always still stand mentally and conceptually on that tranquil, heavenly balcony notwithstanding.... Always sanctuary in a crowd... xx
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 10/26/2010
And even as you merge with that world, you are/can be ever the observer - maintaining that awareness that enables you to never lose yourself in/to the crowd, no self-disassociation . . .
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/26/2010
Delightful simplicity, Dawn
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/25/2010
You have romantic sensibilities. Reminds me of the analogy of the tree surounding by a circle of people holding hands. All looking at the same thing but seeing something different. Such is life.
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Reviewed by David Maclellan 10/24/2010
I guess Dawn if you were never to experience being "one of them" then the serenity of the solitude would be far less appreciated. Your poetic expression is (as always) beautiful!
Best regards
David
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/23/2010
A crowd of one, awesome title. To view the Gorgeous balcony, but, there's the chaos below; the trick is how to stay on the balcony. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/23/2010
ther is such a sense of honesty in you poetry, of real life but so peaceful, i enjoy it very much
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/23/2010
You have very effectively recreated and shared the moment and the experience born from it via your verses, Dawn. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Carol Grace 10/23/2010
What a great use of comparison to clear delineate between peace and chaos. And, as usual, your words create images so that we are there. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 10/23/2010
Refreshing Dawn. J'nia
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/22/2010
I like how you demostrate how fine that line is; the peace and quiet just feet away from life in motion. Well done.
Sheila
Reviewed by Axilea MU 10/22/2010
A different perspective that is much needed. Something that I can really feel and understand too.

Axilea
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/22/2010
A temporary retreat, Dawn, catching a quiet breath, a way of preparing 'a face to meet the faces that you meet'.
Lovely moment well captured, keeping you balanced and sane.

John
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/22/2010
..good thing there are times of peace to get thru the rat races :) wonderful work Dawn!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/22/2010
As your words suggest, dear Dawn, yours is a magic balcony. -gene,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/22/2010
mental preparation for the rat-race. we leave our hermetically sealed micro-environs for the dog-eat-dog world of deadlines, schedules and manic-depression.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/22/2010
Dawn, Looking at the balcony reminds me of a painting of Romeo and Juliet that I have on my wall in my bedroom.
Your poem is very tranquil and peaceful. It is lovely to watch people, like Sage said, it fuels our pens.

Much peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/22/2010
Soothing words in this one ...
fee
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/22/2010
An eloquent poetic observation ~ there are so many passageways in a day, and you wrote of this one cleverly, with grace.
Your balcony is charming!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/22/2010
We have to cherish those moments of peace before the day begins and we are caught up in daily living.

George
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/22/2010
Yep. It is all in the manner of where, and what, we look and are seeing. Peace and quiet, I have grown accustomed to that joy of life these late years.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/22/2010
LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 10/21/2010
A bird's-eye view of what makes poetry, Dawn...keep watching...voyeurism gives us the fuel to reload our quills...be well. Blessed Be.

Love,
Sage



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