Anthony Di'anno

(North Yorkshire)

Emerald Waters


Emerald waters haunt my dreams of late.

Ancient oak hold Spring deep within their bough.

Dappled sunbeams chalk crystal streams awake.

Young Summer winds tease hare and bare hedgerow.

Emerald waters lay my mind at rest.

Nature sent to heal within verdant rhyme.

Devoured through timid hand I request,

Deservedly to reap this life of mine.

This gossamer world oh so easily spun,

From threads natural to an open heart.

With golden appled oak in Autumn sun,

Pure healing truth to offer from the start.

Such liquid life flowing from heartfelt stream,

Draw this slumbering soul from Winter's dream.

Submitted: Friday, March 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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It's about a small green lagoon in a wood between two council estates. It's the refuge I often escaped to as a child.

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  • Daniel Brick (4/11/2014 5:59:00 AM)

    This poem is suffused with wonderful imagery and all of it is redirected from purely natural fulfillment to healing our wounds. There are so many lines that speak precisely to my present situation as Winter just ended this past week and Spring began in earnest on Sunday: SUCH LIQUID LIFE FLOWING FROM BEAUTIFUL STREAMS/DRAW THIS SLUMBERING SOUL FROM WINTER'S DREAM. That's my soul awakening! And furthermore: EMERALD WATERS LAY MY MIND TO REST/HEAVEN SENT TO HEAL... Yes, the healing has begun, and the proof of its success will be obvious when I put my Spring Poem in progress at my Poetry Site. (Report) Reply

  • Gleb Zavlanov (7/9/2013 5:37:00 PM)

    A beautiful piece indeed. Descriptive, melodious and finely crafted. What more could you want? (Report) Reply

  • Aria Siren (4/9/2013 3:58:00 PM)

    Oh so pretty! I love the artistry displayed in this poem. If a picture is worth a thousand words, you have painted thousands of pictures with your lovely words. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Davis (3/23/2013 10:31:00 AM)

    The soft and dreamy portrayal does not, at all, obscure this piece's clarity of expression.
    High-level work, Anthony! (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/14/2013 8:05:00 AM)

    The seasons pass, but love and dreams remain and lie abed the shadows season, love is cast and waiting seeds will reason. A nice lyrical write. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (3/9/2013 12:19:00 AM)

    The poem made in nice lines, i like this line
    Such liquid life flowing from heartfelt stream

    it really a powerful line to me
    _Soul (Report) Reply

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