Friday, January 10, 2020

Country living

Drift away
In the sunshine 
On the back porch
Snapping some peas
Remembering 
A simple time
When rocking away
Deep in chatter
Dirt in my nails
Red clay
Hardens the body
Softens the soul
When memories 
Aren't painful aches
But sweet reminders
Of a country upbringing 
In the Deep South

34 comments:

  1. It would be nice to remember only the good things. But I don't believe it's possible...

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  2. I have fond childhood memories of snapping peas with my mama and hanging the wash on the clothesline.

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  3. Hi, Rue! This seems to be my first time here. I'll follow your blog and look for you online. This is a truly beautiful poem. My favorite lines are:
    "When memories
    Aren't painful aches
    But sweet reminders
    Of a country upbringing"
    The sharp contrasts between painful aches and sweet reminders are simply wonderful. All best in 2020!

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  4. These memories invoke some in me too, although we certainly didn't have a back porch, it would rain too much her in Wales to enjoy it LOL. I have had a look at your poems and they are beautifully put together. Thanks for the memories from way back.
    Faith x

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  5. The way you began this one really draws you into the whole poem :)

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  6. Lovely poetry speaking of sweet memories ~ glad you have them Xox

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Oh my I can so relate you your words today. I can remember my grandmother buying bushels of peas and green beans from a farmer and we would have shelling "parties" on her screened porch.

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  8. I can remember sitting on the back porch of my grandmother's house as a small kid. She always made fried dough for us when we visited. I love that memory and wish I had some of that now. Nice words bring back nice memories. Thank you!

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  9. Such a peaceful reminder of what life was like.

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  10. Country living is the best. I didn't know you grew up in the south. I have been longing to spend time in the country. I used to have a rocking chair, and because it was made from wicker, it gradually fell apart, but I loved it and miss it. I'm glad you have good memories to hold onto, Regine.

    ~Sheri

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  11. Oh, I want to step into this poem today. It sounds heavenly.

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  12. When times were sweet and simple. Loving your verse <3

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  13. Yes, such beautiful memories...of when life was filled with peace...:)) xxx

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  14. Memories! I still remember the farm all those years ago. I still dice onions to freeze and garden some. Those days are mostly gone but not forgotten. Days of sun and sunburn but happy always. Thank you for your visit.

    Hugs and God Bless
    Jim

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  15. You paint beautiful pictures with your words, Regine. That is such a gift that you have! Blessings!

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  16. You do paint wonderful pictures with your words!

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  17. What a breath of fresh air to read your lovely lines of simpler times. I wish sometimes we could return to those days.

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  18. Lovely poem of your memories of your country upbringing childhood.

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  19. This took me to a different place for just a moment. :)

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  20. I'm not from the south so I enjoyed the feeling of being from there. Hugs-Erika

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  21. Reminds me of my grammas farms. Janice

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