A Simple Walk at Lake McCarron

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A Simple Walk at Lake McCarron

(Quintets and Quatrains)
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I walked the path around the lake

With choice of directions to take.

I chose the way that’s most serene,

To see the sights that might be seen,

Where willows blend with evergreen.

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I watched the clouds that drifted by

In quiet sky of azure blue.

A pleasant scene soon caught my eye,

Beyond the growth I’m peeking through.

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See large homes on opposing shore,

A sight a painter might adore.

I stopped to look and take a break,

To get relief from slight back ache,

Sight camera for shots I’d take.

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I thank the Lord for this fine day –

The water, sky, the trees and birds –

That bless the soul in every way

Beyond the scope of simple words.

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Author Notes With all the lakes and rivers in Minnesota, each neighborhood has it local lake. There is usually a path around it and a public beach on most city lakes. I like to find them and walk around them. This poem and picture is of Lake McCarron located off Rice Street in a Northwest part of St Paul. It has 72 Acres of water.
This poem is simply Quintets (5 Lined Stanza) and Quatrains ( 4 Line Stanza). The syllable count used on both is 8.
The rhyme scheme on the Quintets is: aabbb.

The rhyme scheme on the Quatrains is: cdcd


This photograph of Lake McCarron was taken August 3, 2013.

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