Sunday, August 16, 2009

One Single Impression: Copse

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Copse



I'll let you out here
home is on the other side
just stroll through the copse






if you should be lost
pray to God He'll show the Way
you'll end up in church





Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved


Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Copse" as prompt,
suggested by K.H. of
KiteHorse

Note: this poem is also on my other blog, Jim's Little Blog,
today with a different title and a more evangelical last line.

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24 Comments:

At Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:34:00 PM, Blogger shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

very nice...

lord does show the way..

its such a new word to me..copse..i do not know what to write...

 
At Saturday, August 15, 2009 11:14:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Shraddha, this was a new word for me as well. But I could relate to it. As a boy I lived on a farm with my parents. Many a tromp through the low land given over to nature and new trees, weeds, tall grass, etc.

Dad had a small triangular tract across the creek that was hard to get to for farming. In fact it was pasture and had original native Nebraska grass still growing on it. Plus a few trees which he would keep cut down fairly well so it could be used as pasture for the live stock--animals--to graze.

When I left he stopped raising animals except chickens and pigs. He did not allow those smaller animals to go there as that piece of property was too far away from the farm place for them.

Since it was not used for pasture he also let the young trees grow and declared it a nature preserve. It became a true copse, down by the creek, low and wet.
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At Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:18:00 AM, Blogger Greyscale Territory said...

Out of the wild wood and into a protected, sacred place! Very symbolic of many religiousd journeys!

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:57:00 AM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

Or remain lost in the enchanting copse, to sleep with dryads and dance with the fey.

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:57:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

A lovely place, there. Great photos and words.

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 6:53:00 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Liked how you led us through..

feasting in that crescent-shaped cove

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:13:00 AM, Anonymous Pam said...

Isn't amazing what happens when you are lost and then found. Spent some years living in Tx and your photos took me back to that ancient time.

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:35:00 AM, Blogger Leo said...

vert nice...!
good pics too...

i liked the first haiku a lot...and lord does show the way! :)

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Poetikat said...

Simple and sweet. I had heard the word, but was sure of its definition. I looked it up and it conjured up some weird stuff for me.

Kat

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

Lovely and comforting...I really enjoyed your post. Copse was a new word for me, too!

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 8:07:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Copse was a new word for a lot of us. The etymonline.com definition offered a lot: copse
1578, "small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting," contraction of coppice, from O.Fr. coupeiz "a cut-over forest," from L.L. *colpaticium "having the quality of being cut," from *colpare "to cut, strike," from L.L. colpus "a blow" (see coup).

I really like what you did.

 
At Sunday, August 16, 2009 8:55:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

a fun little piece with a message, and very pretty photos!

 
At Monday, August 17, 2009 3:12:00 AM, Anonymous The Dark Lord said...

Beautiful, and very symbolic, indeed, of many a symbolic journey.. The photos are lovely.. they form a perfect backdrop for your verse!

 
At Monday, August 17, 2009 3:13:00 AM, Anonymous The Dark Lord said...

oops* many a "religious" journey..

 
At Monday, August 17, 2009 3:21:00 PM, OpenID fourwindshaiga said...

Up in Oklahoma, we said thicket, but the idea is the same.

How many people headed to your house end up with religion instead??

 
At Monday, August 17, 2009 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Nicely done! An enjoyable walk with a superb ending.

 
At Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:36:00 AM, Blogger DeLi said...

i has a lovely walk...thanks for the verse that goes with it :)

 
At Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:48:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

I like this...stroll throught the copse indeed. Great places~ Glad I learned a new word!

 
At Friday, August 21, 2009 8:03:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

Jim, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the kind, thoughtful posts you always leave on my blog. And your story about the young trees that saved your home during Hurricane Alecia is truly amazing! Have a wonderful Friday~~

P.S. Your granddaughter is beautiful. :~)

 
At Friday, August 21, 2009 5:58:00 PM, OpenID thelittlewriterthatcould said...

Jim, visiting your blog is always a bit like taking a vacation... I get to see new terrain, interesting buildings, and even darling babies! I love what you did with the prompt this week. You are a lucky man to be surrounded by such beauty.

 
At Saturday, August 22, 2009 10:18:00 AM, Blogger gabrielle said...

lovely woods. a perfect setting for a soul's journey.

 
At Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:00:00 PM, Anonymous zoya gautam said...

" Out of the wild wood and into a protected, sacred place! " ..

.. for the sheer belief of these words i find them very beautiful ..

 
At Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:07:00 PM, Anonymous zoya gautam said...

p.s. : words of the poem ie ..

 
At Monday, October 26, 2009 1:04:00 PM, Blogger Yellow Tulip said...

hey thank u:)...ur words jus was a consoling poem to my poem:)...very lovely poem:)

 

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