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The Pond

Roberto Suárez Torres 1983 (New York)

Once it used to be our pond in the wild
where we would all bare go to laugh, to dance,
to heal, love, and rant on stones cast by chance,
even if just for an olive-sized while.

Firm before the winds of thunder and hail
lifting tall their crowns to the ruthless sky,
trees full of verdure despite seen awry
with the weight of years gathered at the dale.

Now, the land lips of vagabonds dried out,
and piles laying on a deer lane of sheaf,
scarlet horizons sowed yore asleep sprout

for the rain aught fell and grew thick the leaf,
thereat the veery decided to shout
alone and thin by a shorn tree such grief.

About this poem

This poem is about the sad nostalgia inspired by a special place no longer visited.

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Written on March 26, 2023

Submitted by robertrad2021 on March 26, 2023

Modified by robertrad2021 on May 21, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 609
Words 129
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 3, 3

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Discuss the poem "The Pond" with the community...

  • Teril
    Your use of words is so unique and effective. Great poem!
    LikeReply 11 day ago
  • Philipo
    Fine fork there Roberto.
    LikeReply 19 days ago
  • Symmetry58
    Do yourself and the world a favor and write a book of poetry.
    LikeReply 112 days ago
    • robertrad2021
      Hahahaha, Thanks, I'll consider it.
      LikeReply11 days ago
  • dougb.19255
    The verdure, but also the brokenness and waste. I liked this mucho Roberto. Do a few more in English for us. Perhaps.

    LikeReply 11 month ago


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