Hazel Durham

Days In The Shade - Poem by Hazel Durham

Sunshine is polishing so fine, over this sweet land,
With a shimmer that glimmers like golden sand,
The sun is like a giant, overripe peach,
Dripping with strong rays,
Across all the Irish bays,
With plenty of glistening skin,
Just like marble, on display.
I'm in a landlocked phase,
With inward uncertainty, in a settled haze,
Longing for the ocean,
With still my dreams in motion,
Ideas lunge towards me, as I try to make them seem unreal,
Living in a stagnant ebb,
Like I'm immersed in a complex web,
Trees free my enclosed spirit,
With the rustle of wind, shaking undernourished thoughts,
Longing for more freedom,
That can't be bought.
In this sunny season, when at times I have no reason,
Just loving you, is seeing me through,
A complicated wave of surging problems,
With relentless force,
Eating away at our hearts source,
I feel I have to teach you to change course,
So that our love will be complete,
But will days in the shade,
Be our defeat?

Comments about Days In The Shade by Hazel Durham

  • Yash Shinde Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 10:37:00 PM)

    .....its flows smoothly like silk........this poem is adorned with some beautiful lines in there, , , , , , ...........I'm in a landlocked phase,
    With inward uncertainty, in a settled haze,
    , , , , , , , , , , , , lovely write Hazel.............a 10! . (Report) Reply

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  • Jesus James Llorico Jesus James Llorico (7/23/2013 11:31:00 PM)

    Beautiful...it seems like I'm flowing with the tides
    when reading this one. Perfect rhythm. Truly superb. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (7/21/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    You write like waves sweeping on the beach face...so beautiful and resonating_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (7/20/2013 12:35:00 AM)

    I'm in a landlocked phase,
    With inward uncertainty, in a settled haze,

    Living in a stagnant ebb,
    Like I'm immersed in a complex web,
    Some of the great lines in the poem! I enjoyed the whole! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren Valerie Dohren (7/12/2013 4:37:00 PM)

    A lovely write as always Hazel, a very enjoyable read. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (7/11/2013 4:29:00 PM)

    in you poem you describe the days in the shade very nicely. sensitive. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair Dinesh Nair (7/11/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    These melancholic lines have a charm and when you write down pessimistic notes at times, I think of telling you that your poetic status has an optimistic phase. Your perceptions and auto suggestions have a deep connection and they both help you write fine poetry. Thanks for sharing Hazel. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (7/10/2013 8:58:00 PM)

    after reading this i like to address the Hon'ble Poetess as Tragedy Queen of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran Vipins Puthooran (7/10/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    sweet melancholy/great write! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes Paul Brookes (7/9/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    You always write beautifully crafted lyric poetry. There's always a tinge of sadness or little melancholy. It must be your sweet Irish heritage. I too am in a land locked phase wishing to be near the sea. Great Poem 10/10 BB (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar Geetha Jayakumar (7/9/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    Good poem. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar Geetha Jayakumar (7/9/2013 8:30:00 AM)

    Good poem...Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra Gajanan Mishra (7/9/2013 8:05:00 AM)

    love is complete whole, good write, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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