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  Green Velvet
by Mark M Lichterman
Sunday, March 21, 2010
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Green Velvet


Green velvet meandering lawn

bisected by miles long

crooked  running

minimally rolling

concrete walkway.

Coming off my rear patio

early morning

finds Kody and me

walking the rolling lawn

appearing to my eye

as green velvet.

Early morning energy,

chasing a number of seed hunting black birds

Kody then bounds after a teasing, chattering squirrel.

Peacefully now,

Kody and I walk the early morning

green velvet lined walkway

of  where my home is situated


though not the religious type,

each morning the beauty of this place,

this place that I have the great fortune

of living causes my mind to wonder

of the great fortune that brought me

to this place of such beauty,

to this place of early morning meandering solitude.

Running up the slight,

vine covered embankment,

disappearing behind a stand of tall standing bushes

it takes but a minute for Kody to run back


smart dog has me so trained,

that for his running and hiding a treat is tossed

into his waiting mouth.

On we go, my friend Kody and me

to walk the green velvet rolling lawn


though not the religious type,

I thank God for bringing me to this place

of solitude,

to this place of meandering early morning

green velvet,

to this place of beauty I am fortunate to

call home.



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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/23/2010
You sound so content at where you live Markie and I do believe Kody is loving it as well. Your words share that the beauty of the Green Velvet lawn.

Your #1 Newfie Friend Hugs, XOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 3/22/2010
Lovely title, Mark. This is so visually sharp and the images are soft and pleasing. It is easy to see why man and his best friend would be thankful for such a beautiful place. You are blessed to be surrounded by such beauty. ~Lizzie
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/22/2010
Stunning visuals Mark, I can taste the morning due and feel the warmth of the sun as you stroll with Kody...lovely picture.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/22/2010
A man with a dog on a peaceful solitude with all the wide world to prance around...that my friend, you can call home...


Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/22/2010
Stunning imagery in this poem, Mark. Very well penned!! I enjoyed my stroll.....

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/22/2010
Mark this is such a beautiful poem. The cathedral of nature, a fitting place to thank God.
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 3/22/2010
How beautiful, I could smell the early morning air, and feel the lush 'green velvet. So very atmospheric...

Hugs, Diana..
Reviewed by Paul Judges 3/22/2010
Excellent poem, Mark
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/22/2010
Nice write Mark, almost felt like I was there walking beside you...

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