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

  • Rookie - 122 Points 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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  • Freshman - 1,313 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,269 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 24,839 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,679 Points Valerie Dohren (7/12/2013 4:37:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 10,063 Points Heather Wilkins (7/11/2013 4:29:00 PM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,733 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 15,089 Points 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

  • Rookie - 226 Points Vipins Puthooran (7/10/2013 8:02:00 AM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,769 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 9,023 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/9/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    Good poem. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,023 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/9/2013 8:30:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points 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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