Monday, May 16, 2016

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 whipper wills are back
                                   I here 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
                                   I'm waiting for lightning bugs to abound
                                   it's a treasure to me

                                   Oh the beautiful country side
                                    so much living I've sown
                                    To live else where I've tried
                                    but there's no place like home

                                        © Susie Swanson, 2016


  1. Susie, This is a beautiful poem. I love reading your wonderful weaving of words. They touch my heart. Blessings to you dear friend, love, xoxo, Susie

  2. You've described spring happenings perfectly!! The honeysuckles are blooming here too. Also, i don't remember ever seeing so many blackberry blooms before this spring. The weather was also cool while they bloomed and we all said, "It must be blackberry winter." You're so right, there's no place like home!

  3. Susie, even though the old house burned down and the remaining property was split and sold, your verses in your poems still takes me back home. I have been away except for visits since July Fourth weekend of 1964 but those memories have never faded of both the bad and the good times I had while growing up in the Martin's creek area off the Brass Town Hwy. Living there is what made me grow up to be the person I am today. May God bless you sweet one and may He remove all the illnesses from your body. Just about everything of yours I reads brings back memories that I will carry to my grave. Yes some of them bring tears but most bring huge smiles of memories no one can ever take away from me.
    I still go back and re read your " Echos of Time" and it is still just as beautiful as when I read it the first time.
    Thank you sweet lady for being my friend and thank God for giving you this writing skill which makes so many of use recall what it was like as a child in western Cherokee County, NC.

  4. You must enjoy living in the country, Susie. You talked about so many things that I loved.....the daisies, for one. I just planted some in my back yard. And I love the mourning dove's call. It calms my heart every time. There is no place like the country, is there? My home is on the edge of a country road. :)

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, my dear friend. Your poem is lovely, and I have yet to see the red cardinal.

    love, ~Sheri

  5. Beautiful and highly descriptive, Susie! You've captured the beauty of this time of year well, and so true there's no place like home. Blessings to you!

  6. Isn't God's creation wonderful?
    I love your poem!
    I saw a hummingbird at the feeder for the first time this morning and it made my day!
    Blessings and love to you, sweet lady.

  7. This is a wonderful description of spring, Susie. Lovely words! I hope you are enjoying spring. :)

  8. Beautiful, beautiful poem and lovely photo. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

  9. Beautiful, beautiful poem and lovely photo. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.