April Dreams and Hidden Things

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 26th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I know, I have been gone for so long, but at last the computer if fixed so I thought I would test it out on this old poem about spring and the hidden things. I do hope you enjoy it and that all is well with you and yours.

April Dreams and Hidden Things


April Dreams and Hidden Things

Like a giant pendulum in mid-swing
The seasons come crisp about me
As I lay in dream
Watching winter fold into spring
Feeling like the world
Is sucking at my feet.

I See No Magic


And yet I see no magic
As before,
No beauty, no grace
As once caught within
Childhood’s wandering eye,

Like wind, and clouds
And things that fly.

Now I Have Grown


Now I have grown,
I have purposes, needs
And thought
But this red mud
Thick about my feet
Labors my pace

Pulling me ever down.

No Time for Skipping Rocks



Now there is no time
For skipping rocks

Or kicking cans
Things I once squandered
My days away with

When youth had come
To waist days
And hours away
In red faced foolishness.

Still a Hint Lingers


Still
A hint lingers,

Some slight remembrance
Long forgotten in the long grass
Down by the river,
Something about the smell of earth
The feel of rain that touches me,
That stirs within me

A feeling that something is lost.

Someday There Will Be Time Anew


Someday I hope
There will be time anew
,
Someday I pray this mist will rise
And I will stand abreast
My mountains tall
With open arms, and open eyes,
And an open heart

Listening as my faith matures
And I say “bonjour”
To this hidden world
Of beauty pure
That crowded minds,
Like mine
Can no longer
See.


Words and photographs by uTAH jAY

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Beautiful Colors, Beauty, Magic, Magic Spells, Spring, Spring Images, Spring Poem, Springtime, The Hidden Beauty Of Days Gone Bye, Time, Timeless, Timewasting

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Retired
26th Feb 2015 (#)

Excellent poetry! Your words have reignited my childhood memories. Thank you so much.

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author avatar Retired
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Yes, youth is wasted on the young. They absorb all the world's wonderment leaving nothing much for us to wonder about later in life.

And yes, I really detest the thick wet red mud that sticks to your boots like cement in spring.

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author avatar Shamarie
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Welcome back, Utah Jay! And thanks for sharing your awesome poetry and pictures. Reading this piece has me counting the days to spring. Winter in New York has been brutal!!!

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author avatar Retired
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Very Nice!

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author avatar spirited
27th Feb 2015 (#)

"crowded minds like mine"

Can empty minds see anything either though?

Magic. What is magic?

Mud can be mixed for good, as when we played in it when young as you say, I suppose.

All is magic to an empty mind?

I wish it was my friend....

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Joyesh, there is something about the spring coming that calls to each of us from years gone bye.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

You make me smile LeRain, but what we do have left is well worth the thought...Will the oceans rise or will the magician calm the raging seas...I mean without the carbon exchanges.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

I know Shamarie, I have been feeling for you guys under all that snow...Maybe Florida sounds good about now. I know Arizona sounds good to me.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Carmen.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
27th Feb 2015 (#)

How did I missed on such wonderful poetry from my fried, I'm back and will continue reading your awesome poems, cheers Utah!

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Oh spirited...Our crowded minds, the minds of adults and the magic of youth and the mud that pulls at ones shoes while walking up hill and it is your friend, it always has been...The magic I mean.

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author avatar spirited
27th Feb 2015 (#)

I know, I was just doing a little leg pulling there. I got stuck fast in your red mud with such an empty mind, I needed your magic to pull me out. The magic is indeed our friend, thanks Utah Jay.

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author avatar Dawn143
27th Feb 2015 (#)

I always love how you complement your writing with beautiful photography. Well placed words throughout, definitely make me smile.

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author avatar Carol Roach
27th Feb 2015 (#)

I hope the world is easier to see now that you are older

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Oh Fern, how good to see you, I have missed you...Thanks for stopping by my friend.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

I know you were spirited, you are one of my best friends here on wikinut.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Dawn, it makes all the difference when you smile because all the world smiles with you, just as it makes all the difference with a few well placed kind words.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Feb 2015 (#)

Well it is now Carol, now that I see the mountains again after such a blindness left me. Thank you so much for all your kind remarks and smile.

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author avatar Kingwell
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Your poetry brings a smile to my face - and I always feel better when I smile. Blessings.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Me too Kingwell...Me too.

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