trying to create a word landscape--a painting if you will.

The Last Vestiges of Day

Grape vines full and luscious
dripping their fruit in clusters purple
black fertile soil dotted with leaves
and dried grapes fallen.

Hill after hill rolling across the landscape
green with vibrant leaves
shadows of life sheltered from the sun
lay mellow along cool darkened corners
hidden by tall oaks, trembling in the warm
winds of summer.

Barefoot children with laughter
playing hide and seek at purple dusk
sunsetting hues create the palette
for the spidery clouds to reflect
the pinks, orange, and yellows 
of the perfect evening
as sounds envelope the last vestiges of day.

Cool soft grass now the color of ebony
scents the air with fresh dampness
of all things glistening and pure.
Crickets sing their night songs calling
for rest in the arms of evening's cradle.

Rock a bye baby, rock a bye

Listen to the nightingale's hymn of praise

Rock a bye baby, rock a bye

Sleep, my little ones sleep

Sleep, sleep, sleep

As God smiles upon His creation.

All is well.

All is well.

All is well...

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2008-08-19 at 04:16

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After a horribly hectic and stressful day, this write put my mind at complete ease. The impeccable imagery... Insanely well done. A hundred cheers for you.

Phyllis J. Rhodes
Like a balm, this quieted my mind and turned my thoughts from conflict to peace. You have succeeded beautifully in painting a word picture. It is a masterpiece.

Such a beautiful picture you paint of the setting day into a calm, loving way forward for our children Kathy! I love it and the imagery is perfect. Thank you for this relaxing inspiration, that all is well, somewhere in the world! Smiling at you, from soggy Cornwall

This piece was very moving to me. I hope you dont mind, but I wrote a piano piece with the words as lyrics. I've been playing it for a while now. It's in the key of E flat (a little reminder to myself). Thank you for inspiring me.


Pieces of Life
by Kathy Lockhart