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NORTH OF A RURAL TOWN



 On a humped stone bridge
north of a rural town
beneath the green hills
at the walls end

Where a valley strewn
and a glacier dragged
forked through deaf dunes
in an anxious sweep

The scattered granite spits
above on a green sleeve
soft splints of sand stone
almost hidden in moist moss

Where a bard cries tears
into hands like scratched wood
whiskey drops splashing
on his hobnailed boots

Crying for the wind to stop
and leave him less reminded
but the daisy shins shimmer
as the thistle weeds wave


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clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
this is written about the small town hacketstown where i was born,
NORTH OF A RURAL TOWN, by clifton redmond 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
tj hatton More than 1 year ago
I think I know this place, nice poem Clifton, TJ
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
ha thanks tj great to see around here
Doina Mican More than 1 year ago
As always very well written . Clifton I will support all your poems,here in this site . I give up on APE . I hate all this offending gossip by this guy K and this S- girl's sarcasm . I did help her , deffend her and now she become so arrogant and very sarcastic . I don't like people who have bad behiavor and lack of respect . I'm very conservative , what can I do . But I will keep in touch with you .
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
i can understand that you felt this way, it has become a place of fighting. im sorry to lose you from there but i know you feel strongly about this and that is your right, i will come on here as much as time affords to connect with you and the other friends whom i have missed ,
George Nosis More than 1 year ago
Clifton, this poetic verse is simply wonderful. It conjures up images of serenity and puts you back in time... however, the poet has something else on his mind. Great work of poetic art.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you george im glad you loiked it
dylan suppiah More than 1 year ago
I see it!!! I see it!!
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you dylan
Anna Godlevsky More than 1 year ago
A breath-taking poem Clifton, extraordinary. Congratulations on a well versed poem.
Hari More than 1 year ago
You are an amazing poet, Clifton. A live canvas of nature simply snakes around me.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you hari, its good to hear from you
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Very profound poem as usual ..My friend. I loved it.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you my friend,
Yair Harris More than 1 year ago
I simply enjoy reading it aloud. It is wonderfully paced and rich. The last stanza turns it all on its head in a wonderful way. It's both enigmatic and meaningful and the poet's mastery of the language is obvious.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you very much yair
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
i used to have a few hundred poems posted here , this is a new start
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
not in my book
Siddharth Singh More than 1 year ago
Imagery Good to see you writing in the old way
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you sid
Lane Jane More than 1 year ago
write on
kalyopia troy More than 1 year ago
very good
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you very much kalyopia
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Fine
Arthemise More than 1 year ago
Very nice
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you very much arthemise
Person The-Person 12 months ago
Descriptive and enchanting
ARUN MAZUMDER 11 months ago
good one
Lou Thomas 11 months ago
tendencies of time often mourn but through the downpour the rationale of equality and motivation seem to excel
Jawahar Gupta 6 months ago
I LOVE
Your well thought
nicely crafted composition.
Hope to read more from your pen
~~~~Jawahar Gupta ~~~
CLINT 6 months ago
Very nice read 
Ajantha Selvarajan More than 1 year ago
keep writing
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you i will
Felix Lugo More than 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing!!
Christina Hampsey More than 1 year ago
This was a very descriptive and concise poem. I enjoied it and visualized your words easily and vividly. Thanks. Favorite line-into hands like scratched wood
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you your spot on :)
Tess Brading More than 1 year ago
Beautiful imagery.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you tess
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