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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Ruined: A poem by pete marshall


Ruined
a poem by pete marshall

Walls were built, bards would sing,
rendered words, hardened seams,
rotting beams, timbered dreams,
weed's that grew a wondrous green.
Stones that spoke of many tales,
weathered shrines, holy grail’s,
cracks beneath a plastered veil
lost beyond entangled trails.

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I wrote this poem for this weeks One Shoot Sunday, but also felt that it should be aired today. I would like to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you that has been part of One Stop Poetry, cheers Pete

Today is One Shoot Sunday and this stunning image is provided by accomplished photographer Neil Alexander.

Today is One Shoot Sunday, which see's both Adam & Chris wave goodbye. Today has also seen Claudia leave. Earlier this week Brian waved his goodbyes, as I yesterday. Today is a sad day.


34 comments:

David Allen Waters said...

your ability to paint with words never ceases to amaze...

beautiful

Jessica Kristie said...

Lovely poem! So sad everyone is leaving OSP. I hope there is many wonderful ventures out there for everyone. Keep in touch Pete & take care. :)

repressedsoul said...

Great little piece Pete, it is truly a sad day. Keep in touch mate, and thanks for all the hard work you put in we appreciate it so much x

dustus said...

Pete, smooth lines—your signature style for sure. I've said it before, as a lyrical poet, few can match your seemingly effortless flow. What may take others (myself def. included) many revisions, you present with a sense of musicality that makes for hypnotic poetry. Can't wait to read your book! Most importantly, glad we're friends. Cheers, Brother.

Baut Images said...

Really triggers one's imagination! I can see it all unfolding within my mind's eye! And, your words seem to describe not only the image, but the world we live in today...with the last rays of sunshine glancing across the ruins...Roger

C Rose said...

The rhyme was just lovely in this piece Pete. Wonderful write ~ Rose

Isabel said...

loved the flow and imagery. great poem

Brian Miller said...

yep that encompasses it well...its got the PM beat to it...thanks bro...and i know we will be seeing each other around...

Alegria Imperial said...

A small piece about a rich ruined world in lines that beat and sing as always from you, Pete! But I do love the last lines that haunt with your imagery. Thanks for sharing your inimitable beat and the poems you draw from the heart. While I'm sad to know you're leaving, I let you go with hopes of meeting you again and wishes for the best wherever you're going from here.

Mama Zen said...

Perfect!

hedgewitch said...

This is an excellent example of your work, natural, unforced rhyme with a strong message. This has to be a hard time for you all. You will be missed, both individually, and as a team who did so much to encourage others.

Thanks for everything, Pete.

Sheila Moore said...

another winner, I am not surprised and hope we will still get to read your work...a book, did I hear? I'll buy it (a signed copy that is - lol ;)

Reflections said...

Wow... excellent write. Love the depth within your imagery. Fantastic.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love how the rhymes twine through the lines :)

Hope said...

wonderfully written piece! perfect for the image
thank you Pete!

gautami tripathy said...

I am awed by this!


walk the past

Brian Miller said...

you got it in spades and though i already commented just wanted you to know you are loved...

jackie dick said...

2nd attempt to post comment. Reminds me of my UK trip and many visits to abbies and castles throughout. Thanks for sharing!

Anthony Desmond said...

beautiful piece indeed... such a soft vibrant picture of words.. greatness!

poemblaze said...

Thanks for sharing your One Shot!

Luke Prater said...

Hey man! Nice to see ya! here for the cup final? dig it all, man, dig your service to the community of poet bloggers

peace, see you on FB etc?

haikulovesongs said...

beautiful! i am deeply saddened by the end of OSP, but i wish you well with your book and future. thank you so much for all you did at One Stop Poetry!

wolfsrosebud said...

Great description in your words.

lori said...

I didn't get to know you well, but I thank you for all you did to make OSP what it is. I've had some wonderful time here. And, this poem starts out running and doesn't stop. I can't even pick out a favorite line because the whole thing is perfect :) Best wishes to you in all your endeavors.

Elizabeth Young said...

I love this kind of condensed poem where less is definately more. You have told many stories within this small piece!

Andy said...

Wonderful work.

Thanks Pete.

forpuck said...

Hey Pete,

I don't post comments that often nowadays, but I still read your stuff regularly, and your style remains both unique and solidly strong. This one was a nice one for sure.

budh.aaah said...

Beautifully nostalgic..

Claudia said...

lotsaluv your way pete and great and deep poem...made me almost cry again..

Kavita said...

You did justice to this amazing photograph, Pete..
If words could kill, then I almost died reading this one... every line in your poem was intense, and a punch by itself!

It sure is sad to see you leave OSP.. but that certainly won't stop me from reading your amazing poems.. will it now!? :)

Best wishes for everything, my friend..

Tracie Skarbo said...

Excellent!

xmatman said...

Lyrical, lucid, magical, medieval. The photo surely must have been an afterthought.

Shashi said...

Its such a beautiful painting... with your words... I loved it so much...
thanks for sharing...
I am surprised why so many good people are leaving... OSP. Its sad... Hope things work out good for you my friend.

Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/07/whispers-cuckoos-song-and-smell-of-love.html

jennygoth said...

liked the words loved the graphic xxjen just called by xxjen