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Beneath a tranquil sky

A quiet conversation

By Raymond G. TaylorPublished 3 months ago Updated 10 days ago 1 min read
Photo: RGT

I saw a damsel drifting by

Adorned in white,

Marble against the sky.

Her eyes downcast, melancholy.

Barefoot, she stood.

I asked her why.

For this, dear sir, behold, cast down thine eye.

As guardian here I stand,

Keeper of repose to all who 'neath do lie

At peace below this tranquil sky.

Just then, the nymph did pluck

From delicate bloom, a petal

And, letting fall the offering,

Rejoined her calling.

I did as fair muse bade

And looked upon earth's cradle beneath.

To see five sweet souls in paradise.

Would, dear miss, I had such governess as thee

To watch over me when soon I lay, ne'er to rise

I would not fret my coming demise

Knowing that you would stand nearby,

Forever sentinel to my sleep,

Beneath a tranquil sky.

O ~ 0 ~ o ~

Monument, Beckenham Cemetery, Kent, England. Photo: RGT

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About the Creator

Raymond G. Taylor

Author based in Kent, England. A writer of fictional short stories in a wide range of genres, he has been a non-fiction writer since the 1980s. Non-fiction subjects include art, history, technology, business, law, and the human condition.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    I agree with Rene, free form feels like a perfect style for this! Your poem was so beautifully written!

  • Rene Peters3 months ago

    I love how it's written. I think free form is great for it!

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    I think it beautiful and you should try to stop over thinking it x Prose is the manipulated version of the heart, and poetry is the essence of it. There is no understanding to be found other than your own truth. I know that sounds very 'hippy' but honestly poetry is where you get to be whoever and whatever x IMHO at least 🤍

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