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THE OAK'S OF DODDER VALLEY, a poem by Paul Joseph Breen, Ireland

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Paul Joseph Breen, Ireland

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THE OAK'S OF DODDER VALLEY


The Oaks of Dodder Valley

Silhouettes in the winter’s eve,
On the gentle breeze branches hung
Like arteries in delicate weave,
Their shadows pooled, a tar stained lung.

On the gentle breeze branches hung,
The rings of history fill their limbs,
Their shadows pooled, a tar stained lung,
The rustling shoots like natures hymns.

The rings of history fill their limbs,
Each creak and crack awash with tales,
The rustling shoots like natures hymns
Their voices echo in ships that sailed.

Each creak and crack awash with tales
Like weathered faces, taut with grief,
Their voices echo in ships that sailed,
Stripped bare of bark, of branch, of leaf.

These weathered faces taut with grief,
All knowing, the landscape changed evermore,
Stripped bare like the bark, the branch and leaf,
They all fell like logs on distant shores.

All knowing their landscape changed evermore,
They clung as one, both women and men,
Like the logs that fell on distant shores,
Some faded away, others grew again.

They clung as one both women and men,
Like arteries in delicate weave,
Some faded away, others grew again,
Silhouettes in the winter’s eve.

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M.V.S Sathya NarayanaA great poem. The technique and style are extraordinary.India5/15/2010 12:54:13 PM
Clare Paul, this is really good, I wish I was the author,for I have felt it in my heart:)Ireland5/15/2010 9:34:24 AM
ClareThats really pretty, I should have liked to be the author of the poem:)5/15/2010 9:31:48 AM
Khadera NargisCongratulations Paul on this great victory....India5/7/2010 11:48:29 PM
Lee Emmettremarkable and moving poem, weaving images and feelings, with gently repetitive strains ... utterly charming!Australia4/24/2010 10:04:20 AM
Thelma ZaracostasCongratulations Paul a most deserving win! Australia4/24/2010 5:45:56 AM
Drsudarsan PrasadA fabulous nature poem written with a lot of feeling for the trees: mute witnesses to destiny's twists and turns, their lives woven intimately with the fabric of human life. An award winner in every sense deservedly, and congratulations , Paul ! India4/24/2010 12:29:48 AM
Mudiaga UwojeyaOh i just love this ode and particularly the refrain Paul. This verse sure has a soul...who would read and not tell you so? You win!Nigeria4/17/2010 12:47:07 PM
Nancy CrosslandWhatr a rich and glorious poem, Paul. You take the reader and guide him through each word with great expression and depth. Truly outstanding and a deserved winner. Congratulations!!USA4/17/2010 12:21:44 AM
Hema RaviCongratulations, Paul, a lovely verse which deserves to win. India4/16/2010 10:01:39 PM
Jacinta RamayahLove your poetic style, Paul. Have heard so much of beautiful Ireland. You bring it to life in this poem. You deserve a win.Malaysia4/16/2010 7:31:03 PM
Gail KayCongratulations Paul. Outstanding poem and a joy to read. Australia4/16/2010 5:56:53 PM
Dwayne RankinPaul. visually stunning and emotionally wrought.. to take us to this place of natural beauty in remembrance of a love that was there but then lost.. yet remains there in this valley fair. a sure and deserved winner.. thank you much for this poemUSA4/16/2010 2:38:37 PM
Dwayne RankinPaul, this poem is wonderful.. I really like the flow and the style.. so clear a message and beautifully portrayed.. a sure and deserved winner.USA4/16/2010 2:25:04 PM
Valerie Sharpe I so agree Dowell, this is a very charming poem of nature. I can feel the gentle breeze and "The rustling shoots like natures hymns." Splendid work Paul Joseph! USA3/18/2010 7:57:38 AM
Dowell ObaWhat a poem. I hope it makes a three star, or if possible win a contest, cos it deserves an accolade. Great job, Paul... A true flowing rhythmic style nature narrative!Nigeria3/17/2010 1:12:32 PM
 

 
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