David Wood

Rookie - 336 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Among The Cornflowers


I walk through the long grass thinking of you
Soft summer rain doesn’t melt my thoughts,
My shirt sticky drippy wet with the heat and rain.

Cornflowers dipping their wet heads drinking,
Breathing the soft gentle breeze blowing from the west
Their flower heads waving in unison.

I remember your summer straw hat flapping
Around your face and the hole in your jeans.
And Clara wagging her tail nibbling the summer grass.

Through the clouds the moon looked down impotent
In the daylight like some old maid at a wedding
Standing in the corner of the room all alone.

I run my hand through the cornflowers as I walk
Feeling the damp warm earth beneath my feet begin to
Crumble in the soft rain.

Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Ozark Mountain Homegrown (9/16/2013 12:19:00 AM)

    Oh my...the imagery this poem offers is very real..puts me right there watching you..smelling the rain....the damp earth... feeling the rain, the freshness of the field and flowers, and the fond memories... Just Lovely... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,545 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/30/2013 7:52:00 AM)

    Wow. Wonderful write...Could feel as if I am in cornflowers field...Loved reading it..Especially beautiful way you have picturised...

    When you are free, please do read my poem Happy Learning Dear! ..Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 276 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (7/30/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    i seem to see every part of a corn and the feel of the whole cornfield as a whole, wow, what an imagery.18 (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,321 Points Patricia Grantham (7/18/2013 9:09:00 AM)

    I can relate to this one very well David. Cornfields was very plentiful
    where I grew up. I remember taking those long walks and running my hands
    through the soft and silky tops in the early morning while the ground was
    still wet and soggy from the dew. Your poem rings about thoughts of love.
    For me It was very relaxing. Enjoyed this write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shivangi Narayan (7/3/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    the way you have written this.........its great and i can visualize the imagery of your poem... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,723 Points Heather Wilkins (6/26/2013 5:39:00 PM)

    nice write about the season, good imagery (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Alice -praises-''yhvh'' (6/25/2013 5:14:00 PM)

    What a picture perfect poem, just as a Monet creation. Alice (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,004 Points Valsa George (6/25/2013 1:24:00 AM)

    A solitary stroll among the cornflowers on a wet summer day lost in the thoughts of your beloved! Memories keep accompanying us where ever we go! A delightful yet moving write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (6/22/2013 6:18:00 PM)

    The sun and rain and all the senses alive. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (6/22/2013 6:55:00 AM)

    Good nature poem of summer (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,905 Points Lorraine Colon (6/21/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    Beautiful imagery. Very pleasant to read. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (6/21/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    This is the poem of desire and CF for the fulfillment lovely one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (6/21/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    nice romantically penned
    great title as well (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (6/21/2013 9:23:00 AM)

    Very tactile, a beautifully tender poem that has a sadness woven through it's lucent glow. You write poetry beautifully David :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,683 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/20/2013 6:03:00 PM)

    Cornflowers dipping their wet heads...and
    I run my hand through the cornflowers
    Beautiful description and smooth flow. Poet, you did a great job. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 320 Points Poetheart Morgan (6/20/2013 1:13:00 PM)

    A delight to read this poem! Very poetic and sensitive. Bravo Poet. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 694 Points Shahzia Batool (6/20/2013 6:46:00 AM)

    The sensibility while deciding where to cut the line, and where to complete the point, is not that common...this poem with long lines of multiple syllable composition gives a pleasure read for both the composition and the content till the last short line...it is excellent! (Report) Reply

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