Posted by StreetWise in Vendor Contributions
Lillies and daffodils cover the green fields,
Beneath the grassy hills, below the mountain trails,
Under the bright skies, during the morning sunrise.
Lillies and daffodils dancing back and forth,
In the green fields, bending in the wind,
dancing to the sound,
Of the soothing summer breeze
circumventing the grassy hill
Avoiding the silent trees, except for an
inadvertent sneeze, blows on.
Sipping away at nature’s pleasures,
during the early morn.
The pure rain excites the butterfly,
whilst it dillies about the lillies.
As the soft rain drops kisses on the lillies’ petals,
The playful butterfly meddles with the weasel as it dillydallies amongst the daffodils,
Resting in the grassy fields,
during the midmorning rain.
The weary sun naps on a pillow of clouds.
Lilies and daffodils cover the golden fields,
Never questioning natures will, never wavering,
Always present, always real.
By r.e. moody
Bio: Moody Roark (poet name ‘r.e. moody’) is a Vietnam veteran who has always set a good example for other vendors. He works hard, has a great rapport with his customer base and cares about the people with whom he interacts. He is also a very talented poet and began writing poetry at the age of 12. You can see many of his poems published within the magazine, including two of his favorites, “Homeless” and “It,” featured above. StreetWise is also currently working on publishing his rhymes in a StreetWise Vendor Poetry book.Moody has a degree from Columbia College and has worked in an Illinois state government department as an editor until he was laid off in 1994. After working several jobs, he made his way to StreetWise and he feels as if it were fate, because he’s able to pursue his life-long dream of being a poet. “I’m really enjoying my second career of sharing my poetry with the StreetWise readership.”