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by William F Dougherty

Above the river
by a troupe of yew
a tower broods
in crumbling light.

Burning rust
on an iron bell
glows in the sun
like the color of fox.

A sundial lurks
in a pool of moss,
lifting its blade,
a bearded fin.

A barge of shadows
pleats the river,
hunting rumors
of custodial sea.


Posted on 06/26/2012
Copyright © 2021 William F Dougherty

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 06/26/12 at 02:11 PM

A very nice picture William and welcome to pathetic. I love the detail!

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 07/03/12 at 03:44 PM

I like the concept of a "barge of shadows." Great poem.

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