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A Night of Dreams

I sit here at two in the morning
with pencil in hand
for the poem I am penning.
The lights are low 
save the one on my desk.
In the ashtray 
a cigarette is burning.
Gentle spring breezes blow
cool but not cold
wafting scents
of a lawn freshly mowed.
The sheers at the french doors
billow and dance
as the wind puffs and blows.
In the background
the music softly plays,
cascades and flows.
A clarinet, violin, french horn,
and now an oboe
fill my ears
as the fire in the fire place burns low.
Smells of the cookies I baked
nearly an hour ago
still linger and mingle
in and about each nook of the room.
The Jack Russel at my feet
lightly snores
as the cat stretches and circles
for a nap on the hearth floor.
For my public,
what shall I write for them?
What is in store?
Then Bam
a book falls to the floor
and I am jolted from my nap of dreams.
You see 
nothing is always quite
what it seems !!

This poem is part of a series including   Sunset Reverie, An Evening by The Lake, 
Days End, On Comes The Night and Tiny White Canoe

Copyright © Terry L. Allen

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  1. Date: 4/28/2012 11:49:00 PM
    what a great ending Terry, love this one

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 4/29/2012 12:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is part of a series that I started on years ago. I have a cousin who is blind and he would always ask me to discribe what I see. I set about being the best set of eyes I could be as I painted mental pictures for him. Glad you liked Happy Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:46:00 AM
    WOW Superb write and your right nothing is always quite what it seems !!

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 4/28/2012 2:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I started writing poetry because my cousin is blind and he used to always ask me to tell him what I was seeing. In an effort to be his eyes I learned to discribe things in a way that he could not only hear but feel through his minds eye. Thanks Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Smile ~ I really enjoyed this pretty picturesque & cozy poe, my dear sweet beautiful Terry ~ One thing that is always as it seems although, is the beauty within certain hues ~ My love to You, John!:) ~

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 4/27/2012 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the warm words John and I am pleased that you enjoyed this playful side to my personality. When the world is full of uncertainties and you have a hard road to hoe it is better to make lemonaid with sunshine. Huggs and my your love of life light your way. TLee