Bright seclusion

I had to slip this one in for the dverse prompt, even if it’s not on the list—flourish. stealth. enamels is where I live.

We came here by stealth like the fox and the hare;
we moved where no one had dreamed that we’d dare,
so far from the noise and the crowd.

Between oaks and poplars and bright running stream,
the flowers we planted now flourish, a dream
of sun through a break in the cloud.

Where bramble and dog rose wind their sharp trammels,
and kingfishers, damselflies dart bright enamels,
the stream rushes cheerful and loud.

And we watch as the leaves fall, the swallows all flown,
digging a life into clay we’ve not sown,
the peace of our meadow unploughed.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

38 thoughts on “Bright seclusion”

      1. Beginning of September right up to the end of February except for the real hard core monsters like foxes and badgers and they don’t get any respite at all 😦

  1. This a dream indeed!

    “Between oaks and poplars and bright running stream,
    the flowers we planted now flourish, a dream
    of sun through a break in the cloud…..”

    What is that which needs to exist between a planting and a flourish?

    Shakti Ghosal

  2. The poem flows with a rhythm that seems much like the life and place you describe. You did a wonderful job of working the words in to paint a picture of your world (which always sounds so idyllic, except for maybe when the rain is coming in.) 😀

    1. A bit of both, I think. I wish I could follow the thread back to the owner sometime before the middle of the 18th century who decided to call his farm after a Medieval Mongol prince. I would have liked to have known him.

  3. This is gorgeous both in words and image! I love; “Between oaks and poplars and bright running stream, the flowers we planted now flourish,”

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