Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day #29, Pastoral, like the pasture not the pastor :)

Definition of Pastoral Poetry Type
A Pastoral Poetry Type is a poem that depicts rural life in a peaceful, idealized way for example of shepherds or country life.

Not meaning to put this down but want you to know, threw this together in about 15 minutes. it isn't supposed to be great. This would be about my childhood home on Lake Bistaneau.

The Pond

From her window in a cedar house high up on a hill
The pond sat quietly, subdued by the undulating ground, 
the spill of pine trees, the green of grasses,
the redness of the clay earth, the fishy smell of
the lake wafting in and away like a lullaby

From her window she could watch a summer storm.
Gray would puddle together in the distance and 
gradually deepen its hue. The wind would rattle the tall 
glass windows and she would curl up watching the magic 
of lightening. A view so vast, so broad she
could see the white sparks hit the glowing green ground,
she could see the trees try to move out of the way. 
Excitement growing, she would stay and watch the 
storm passing, the ebb and flow of reckless rage.

From her window she would know there was no such
thing as safe. She would love that wild world and fear
it but revere it too. All the while inhaling the dew
of the forgiving earth, and a merciful sun.

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