Friday, July 12, 2013

572 : The Lake


Poetic Bloomings has the prompt "Lakes, Oceans, Waterways".

The Lake

There’s a joy that few can know,
To move upon the lake,
To cast off your landlocked cares
And leave them in your wake.

The nights,
The sounds,
The smells,
The sights.

Now there’s a freedom that you’re wielding
And you can enjoy the calming glow
That the lake is yielding.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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22 comments:

  1. This brought a smile to my face...it reminds me of a time...a time I've just written a story about in my own blog!

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  2. Yes! I do love me some time at the lake!

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  3. Now, this makes me want to go out to a lake. Well its Sunday, there is time. :)

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  4. it's so true.. the lake has a calming glow.. beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful, to cast off your landlocked cares

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  6. Calming...tranquil...loved the anchor-shaped structure of the poem. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. And thank you for noticing the shape.

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  7. This poem definitely ANCHORS us to the experience. I love spending time near a lake, but even moreso close to an ocean!

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  8. I couldn't agree more - there is nothing better than time out on a lake.

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  9. ah i rather like the lake...and you are right there is a freedom out there far from land, a special silence...makes me want to drop a line in....

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  10. Coming back to post a message.

    Thanks for pointing out about the word verification in my blog. Even I didn't know it was there because when I comment, they wont ask for verifications. I have turned it off now. Many thanks.

    Cheers,
    Anand

    P.S. I did visit a lake today! :)

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  11. I love that your poem looks like a little sail boat.

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  12. Summer days are for sitting and viewing the calm, the colour, and the peace that is always seemingly present lakeside. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Amen. My brother would also love this poem. He is not retired yet, but when he does his weekend preoccupation with boats and lakes will become his life.

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  14. Makes me long for some time boating on a lake. A nice little poem.

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  15. There's just something about being on water, no?

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  16. Brings back memories of Fishing and camping on Black Lake NY.

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  17. I can relate as I just toured our BC bay ~ The sights and smells are very invigorating ~ Have a wonderful week ~

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  18. Summer at the lake....the stuff of childhood memories!

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  19. A wonderful rendering, J. Cosmo. And thanks for adding your voice to Poetic Bloomings.

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  20. On the waterfront is a marvelous place to be. It calms and soothes as you poem expresses.

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