Friday, 30 March 2018

A Summers Portrait

This year I entered five pieces into the Eisteddfod. I was thrilled for three of my entries to achieve certification, a first class and two merit certificates. Below is my poem which achieved the first class certificate. I must admit I was really pleased with my flash fiction story, Robyn Hood being awarded a certificate, I find this form of writing exceptionally challenging. All pieces can be found here on my blog should you wish to read them.
The Guernsey Eisteddfod is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals of Music, Dance and Speech.

A summers portrait

Soft summer breeze in fluttering leaves,
Poem
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homemade lemonade, strawberries and cream.
Dappled shade under fruiting apple trees.

Grandpa's, creaky, rickety rocking chair
where rests his moth eaten Panama hat.
Memories full of mouth-watering fare.

Squeals of laughter riding the garden gate,
dip in, dip out of a water sprinkler.
Fine innocence of a summers portrait.

Julian Clarke © 2018


Poem
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Flash Fiction
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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations,Julian. Very well deserved.

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    1. Thank you, Richard. As always, much appreciated

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  2. Well done, Julian! I particularly enjoyed the stanza about Grandpa's, creaky, rickety rocking chair, which tells us so much about him in so few words.

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    1. Kim, thank you for your kind remarks.

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  3. I enjoyed the poem – and congrats from me too.

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  4. Love it and congratulations... love how you paint the little scenes that make summer so wonderful

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  5. Congratulations Julian. This is a lovely evocation of summer.

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  6. I loved your write! Congratulations!

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  7. You took me back to childhood summers, Julian. Happy times. Beautifully done, and congrats on three certificates! Well done.

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  8. I also enjoyed Grandpa's chair as I have on sitting on the back porch... :)

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  9. Congratulations Julian !

    Lovely write, especially liked the closing stanza :)

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  10. Congratulations. This tasty piece deserves its place.

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  11. Thank you for sharing "Summer's Portrait" Congratulations on your merit certs for all three
    Happy you dropped by my Sunday Standard today

    Much😇love

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  12. Julian well deserved honors for all three pieces....and the poem you presented here is exceptional.....I felt like I was transported back to my childhood summer's days.

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  13. I loved the reference to Grandpa's hat. That told me a lot about him! Congratulations.

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  14. It's so nice to have these images of summer, especially because winter seems so reluctant to leave. Congrats on your awards.

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  15. Very attractive scene! I'd love to be in it. Congratulations on receiving recognition for your work.

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    1. Thank you, Susan for your kind comments.

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  16. lovely poem of an idyllic and peaceful scene.
    and congrats on the certifications. :)

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  17. Congratulations! I'm happy for you. Your poem describes such a peaceful scene. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, pleased you liked it.

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  18. That's wonderful what an achievement. I love your poem - a delightful scene

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    1. Leslie, thank you for your kind comments.

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