Friday, March 23, 2012

The Country Side



                                                   The roses of time
                                                    bloom around me today
                                                    the honeysuckle is prime
                                                    in its sweet, fragrant way

                                                    The wild rhododendron
                                                     is putting on a show
                                                     soon the ivy will come
                                                     the rhododendron will go

                                                     He loves me, he loves me not
                                                     the daisies are here
                                                     black-eyed Susie's hit the spot
                                                     and make my heart cheer

                                                     Blackberries are on track
                                                     plenty of blooms in sight
                                                     the whipporwills are back
                                                     I hear them every night

                                                     The turtle doves are soothing
                                                      to my heart there's no end
                                                      the red cardinals are singing
                                                      and being selfish again

                                                      I've been watching the creek
                                                      for wild ducks to swim
                                                      today I took a peek
                                                      I saw a woodpecker on a limb

                                                      My garden is green
                                                      a summer's bounty will be
                                                      tall sunflowers in between
                                                      the birds are waiting patiently

                                                      Each day I look around
                                                      there's so much to see
                                                      Soon the lightning bugs will abound
                                                      they're a treasure to me

                                                      Oh the beautiful country side
                                                       so much living I've done
                                                       to live elsewhere I've tried
                                                       there's no place like home

                                                      Susie Swanson, 2012

23 comments:

  1. Lovely springlike poem so descriptive, a pleasure to read.

    Thanks for the visit and comment, good to be back.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, glad you had a wonderful get away..

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  2. Susie, You amaze me with your poetry. It's so good. I can almost see you , everywhere you would look , you could write a poem. Is that how it is? Pretty picture too. Smiles to you, xo, Susie

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    1. That is so sweet, no it doesn't come that easy for me..I sure wish it did .. This one is a repost from last spring..I get writer's Block quite a bit..thank you so much..

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  3. There's no place like home, Susie.

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  4. You paint a beautiful picture of your home!

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    1. Thank you Glenda, I bet yours is just as beautiful..

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  5. Pretty poetry and pictures, Susie. Wishing you a delightful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a nice weekend as well.

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  6. No place like home, and what a lovely home it is. Beautiful poem and images, Susie. Happy spring! Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

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  7. Thank you Daisy, the same to you..

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  8. You've certainly captured the wonder of spring in this poem, Susie. I enjoyed it so much.

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. There is no place like home and you have shared the beauty of yours with us...Many more spring days to you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you Crystal and I know yours is just as beautiful.I would love to visit the Land Of Aussi..

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  10. Susie,
    This is one of the best poems you've written. I love all the beautiful images of spring, the country side, and our lovely mountains. Have a happy spring day.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda. I just visited your post and it is so good.. you described it so well..hope you have a nice day too.

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  11. Hi Susie! I agree with Brenda Kay, this is one of your best poems yet! I love the wonderful descriptions of spring and living in the countryside. The azaleas and wisteria are blooming everywhere I look here in our neck of the woods. We don't have lightening bugs, I would sure love to see them! I have heard so many people talk about them. I hope you have had a good week. I have had the flu since Tuesday and have spent several days in bed, but I am feeling much better today. I am hoping to be up and about tomorrow. We had a long rain this afternoon and I enjoyed watching it from my window as I did some needlepoint. Have a fun saturday night! Delisa :)

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry you have been sick and I hope you get well soon. The flu bug is going around and a lot of folks have it here.Thank you so much and I enjoy the lightning bugs so much..I wish you could see them when they arrive..We've had quite a bit of rain yesterday and today but it suppose to be pretty tomorrow..The grass is getting more green and everything is sprouting so fast.I left a comment on yours and I pray you feel better soon.

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  12. This was so beautiful, Susie~ this morning I got my first whiff of honeysuckle and it was WONDERFUL!

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  13. Thank you Paula, we haven't smelled any yet but I'm waiting patiently..

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  14. Susie-this one made me think of my home too. You are so talented : )

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