Beanery Online Literary Magazine

October 16, 2008

QUINTESSENCE

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

QUINTESSENCE

Robert A. Woodall

 

A miller’s wheel beside the stream

to catch a waterfall

Is all that tells the fields around

were once, with grain, grown tall.

Now asphalt intercepts the rain

and sun and wind-spread seed.

There’s no place left for nature here,

we had a greater need.

For concrete, plastic, glass, and steel,

a million feet of board.

Machinery fills the valley now

where once the eagle soared.

 

Is heaven gone, the garden lost,

or someday will we see

Wild flowers grow and birds renew

their song of praise for Thee?

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

IT WAS MEANT TO BE: A Meeting with Travelers from the Netherlands

LOSS AND LOVE

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

THE CORPSE FLOWER (Amorphophallus titanum)—A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING-Is in Bloom

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

FAITH THROWN OVERBOARD

THE LEGACY FROM MY EDITORS

DOES EXAGGERATING THE TRUTH CREATE GOOD STORIES?

DRESSING FOR BLESSING: GOD AND FASHION Part 1

ON THE EVE OF 27

CHURCH SUED FOR FUNERAL DEMONSTRATIONS

BEAR STORIES ACROSS THE NATION

LEAF-PEEPING: Autumn Leaves

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3 Comments »

  1. Robert,

    I am very impressed with your QUINTESSENCE poem. It really speaks to me of Nature Lost….I’m deep down inside a country boy. I wondering if you listen to Neil Young? If not maybe you should because his “words of verse put to music” tells the tale of this poems and your others. My heritage has so much to do with American Indian, and the Celtic Nature of the Scotts and Irish, so I need those walks in the woods to revitalize my spirit. This Quintessence Poem of your feels to me like a walk in the woods.

    Be interested in your take on my words of verse, so drop me a e-mail so I can send you one or two.

    The Photodoctor

    Comment by The Photodoctor — October 16, 2008 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

  2. The Photodoctor Robert, unfortunately, cannot reply. He is suffering from something like Parkinson’s disease and is in a nursing home. His wife has authorized the BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE to post his poetry, from his collection, on occasion. I will give his wife a copy of your comment (but she doens’t do email, either). Carolyn

    Comment by beanerywriters — October 18, 2008 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

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