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A Farmhouse Vale

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A Farmhouse Vale

A Farmhouse Vale

Mist evolves down the hillside into the vale

Where the farmhouses sit all put together

There’s no sense of wind here, there’s no bit of gale

Just one leery breeze that blends with the other


The houses confine themselves within the shade

And warmth flows there inside the chimneys conveyed

Where some sides of the buildings glisten in light

Sparkles with joy from now until the broad night


It is early morning, fires are still aglow

Burned all night with wood stored in the wicker trug

Sparks, spitting out making a huge firework show

A carefully placed guard to save the rag rug.


Mam is stirring the porridge, a lovely sight

Papa’s gone to the byre, check cows are alright

Daybreak is here, the children need to awake

Breakfast, then the long trek to school they must take


Within the boundaries so warm and cozy

The sights of any day of enlightenment

No matter day or night the valley I see

Complete, whole and surely full of contentment 


Around the kitchen table they had sat this night

Mam with her sewing, Papa smiling at the sight

Children asleep tucked up in their gossamer down

In this idyllic place, the valley they call home

COLLAB.  between Russell Sivey and Seren Roberts

There is a picture on Blog to show you what inspired us.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 8:23:00 PM
    I really loved that painting

    Date: 6/17/2013 8:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And tne poem ?
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Quite the poem here! Very nostalgic. Lovely farmhouse scene-- sound like home.

    Date: 6/17/2013 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes like it used to be .....Seren
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:50:00 AM
    I love the way you alternate rhyme schemes... abab and aabb; very cleverly done! This is a delightful piece with great atmosphere, a pleasing cadence, and rich imagery. BRAVO to you both!!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Hi Seren it good to be back to read such wonderfulinspired words, from you and all my friends on the soup, have a great weekend my friend, all the best Poetowen

    Date: 6/15/2013 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Owen lovely to see you, did you look on my blog to see the painting that inspired the collab.with Russell. Seren
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:04:00 AM
    You have done such an awesome job with this poem Seren, I really enjoyed writing this poem with you, thank you for inviting me to write with you! Tremendous work my friend!!

    Date: 6/14/2013 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Russell i think it should be said that we didnt do so badly here. LOL if i remember it correctly you asked me to collab a few months back.. I recited it and sent it to you, hope you like it....Seren
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 4:54:00 AM
    You guys did an excellent job with this poem,I'm just shocked to see that no other commendation was placed here on this poem,that which it so rightly deserves.I love it!

    Date: 6/14/2013 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mustapha, for stopping by...Seren