Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Day--By Maureen Sudlow--New Zealand

This Day

Red berries on the deck
among the rattling swords
of the Nikau.

Sun-warmed wind
soft on my skin.

The shifting Paulownia leaves
painting shadow patterns
over the pebbles
with gentle hand claps.

Sound of birds
and a distant truck
winding up the hill.
Somewhere a dog barks.

In this sun, this wind, this day
I remember you.


Maureen and her husband Rod live in Dargaville in the Kaipara (New Zealand). Maureen has had poetry published both on-line and in magazines such as A Fine Line, and has recently published her first poetry collection Antipodes. She has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Whitireia, and was short-listed for the 2012 Joy Cowley Award for her children’s picture book Fearless Fred and the Dragon.

9 comments:

  1. Hi, Maureen, juxtaposition of your words - awesomely and carefully placed, as though gently, with a brush.. Very beautiful! Sheri

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  2. yes, beautifully placed words. Unfamiliar named leaves, gives an exotic air. I enjoyed this poem. Best wishes, Ralph.

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  3. Oh, the visuals afforded in this lyrical piece by the lovely and talented Maureen... Splendid!

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  4. Maureen, what a lovely picturesque piece of work. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Charlene

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  5. Thanks so much for your lovely comments...They are appreciated
    Maureen

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  6. Wonderful great visuals well done. Pete.

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  7. Excellent imagery, Maureen! All help to bring back memories. // paul

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