After Blake

A squirrel on the cold brown grass
Defeats the loutish and the crass.

A sparrow on the bare black tree
Makes boor and braggart bend the knee.

A cardinal darting through the hedge
Sends solemn hearts over the edge.

A puppy on a supple tether
Brings bright flowers in winter weather.

A kitten at its playful frisk
Leads timid souls to take a risk.

An eagle on the tall lamppost
Silences every blustering boast.

A crow that pecks in a lonely field
Compels the pushy oaf to yield.

A pigeon waddling in a puddle
Dispels all doubt, clears up the muddle.

A snail inside its wee shell curled
Brings light to a self-darkened world.

A duckling bathing in the brook
Asks hasty eyes to stop and look.

 

 

Thomas DeFreitas

2017





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-05-29 at 01:06

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
So good Thomas. Your rhymes are clever and meaning excellent. Praise to all types of life as well as interesting connections :)
2017-05-31


Seema
Beautifully created imagery and it's power to bring hope and beauty! This is a breath of fresh air!
2017-05-31


Seema
Beautifully created imagery and it's power to bring hope and beauty! This is a breath of fresh air!
2017-05-31


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice. A faithful reflection.
2017-05-29


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Lovely and whimsical but with a quiet message
2017-05-29

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by Thomas DeFreitas