Hi Dominic:I really like that one-- such a nice twist.
Dominic, I'm not sure where in the UK you are. Have you ever visited Stourhead in Wiltshire? Parts of its landscape have just the quality you describe. It was only when someone moved that I registered the scenery as real, not painted. It was eerie.But the poem - I love the rhythm - and obviously the poem is evocative for me.
That made me smile and yes, isn't all the green stuff so much greener after the rain, why is that I wonder?
Hello Dominic, Love the humour and subtlety. Reminds me of Spike Milligans poetry.
Ah, you've made me think of Alex Colville. I love his paintings of cows. Also, Gary Larsen's cartoons, for some reason.Fun!Kat
The simplicity...the colors, the movement, terrific...
Thanks for these comments everyone.JH, DB and Lyn: Pleased you like it.SL: I don't think I've been to Stourhead - although I have visited Avebury and Stonehenge and walked the Ridgeway Path past Wayland's Smithy and the White Horse of Uffington, etc. Amazing area.TFE: Why indeed is the grass greener after rain? I can't find the answer to that, but here's a page that tells anyone with the time and the patience to find out: http://www.science-projects.com/Chlorosis/Chlorosis.htm I looked for the internet equivalent of the answer upside down in small print at the bottom of the page, but couldn't find it. :)Poetikat: I love Gary Larsen's cartoons!
Lovely little poem - creates such a simple image - but living up here in the Dales I know exactly what you mean. There are those still days when the light is just right and the scene is so serene and still, and the silence is absolute - and you can almost imagine you are in a painting - until something moves.
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