Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Picture of Paradise--By Emile Pinet--Canada

A Picture of Paradise

A swing propelled by a young girl’s giggles,
arks into the air reaching for the sky.
And its rope chafes the bark of an old oak,
as flashes of my youth go streaming by.

Evergreen trees form an emerald hedge,
as peace and tranquility set the scene.
And reds, yellows, purples and pinks abound,
where patches of wildflowers offset green.

A wild rose tangled in the undergrowth,
scatters its fragrant petals all around.
And where lilac bushes support its perch,
violet blossoms confetti the ground.

A pair of Mallard ducks scurry away,
on a pond with a silver mirrored sheen.
And barring a picture of paradise,
this is the pretties spot I've ever seen.

A scarlet sun bleeds as daylight departs,
slowly retreating from twilight’s attack.
And flowing like a billion bleeding hearts,
crimson rivers color the edge of black.

Emile Pinet was born in a small city, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada, the third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. He is the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a physically abusive and controlling father, versus a loving, nurturing mother. Many of his poems reflect the uniqueness of nature, which he loves, and his poetic observations of life in general. Emile is 66 years old and has been writing poems since he was about 35. The ideas started to come to him rapidly one day at work-- he decided to write them down and express himself through his poetry. 


  1. Dear Emile,
    Your images are striking and your rhymes fit in so well with the poem's flow. Really like the pond's "silver mirrored sheen".

    1. Thanks Michael, I appreciate your taking the time to give me this wonderful review, Emile.

  2. Good poem of feelings for the past. I especially like "violet blossoms confetti the ground."

    1. Thanks Barbara, you have an eyes for beauty and the heart of a poet, Emile.

  3. Nice imagery, Emile. Love you poem. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thanks Maurice, I truly appreciate your kind support. Emile.