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Alive in Vermont

Past the acquainted soiled city streets -
At last I arrived miles away from home 
To my eyes a fabulous remote pasture of olive green
Along the strains of hills and valleys
Pristine mountaintops utter with butterfly breath
A greeting of lemon daisy waved gently in the warm air  
I can feel the beads of sweat following my hairline-
Sticky summer has adorned the landscape-
With pesky bugs that I repeatedly swat away
As I approach the dusty stairs of country store- 
The ice-cold coke machine salutes me 
The ever-fiery children rushing to the ice cream freezer
With left over grins and candy apple faces 
The young boys panting dog waits outside the store-
In hopes of that drop of ice cream that may pass his way
Rustling courageous dragon flies, with cobalt blue wings-
Diving in for a close up in risk of a blow to his defeat
Along the road I go with burnt sienna barns tilted to one side-
As tattered as it stands it’s filled with character and charm 
“Antiques for sale” signs posted in a multitude of places tempting to the eye 
Journeying in the wind someone’s summer attire on a clothesline
And the aromatic pine trees that stand established like soldiers- 
As though they were cleverly eavesdropping 
Now I sigh….
I’ve been to heaven amongst of wafting smells of fresh cut hay-
The wind tickles my hair into my face 

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  1. Date: 10/30/2010 11:40:00 AM
    Nice to find your comments again Laura. Thank you for them. This is a nice descriptive poem of Vermont. Hope you will be posting again soon. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 6:06:00 AM
    Hi Laura.. enjoyed reading your poetry today with its very creative theme.. hope all is going well for u now and so happy to see u commenting on Soup again.. missing u and your contests luv.. enjoy a Happy Halloween weekend with luv..

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 4:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Laura in Syed Amaan Ahmad's contest "Free Style". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 6:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win, Laura

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 4:33:00 PM
    Congratlulations on your hm with this great write. The contest winners are on p. 16. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 10:07:00 AM
    Hi Laura, I am going to try to start commenting again. I have just been too weepy these past three months…commenting became difficult. I do enjoy reading your wonderful poetry, though. And I appreciate your strengths. Thanks for understanding. God be with you and keep up the excellent writing. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 10:00:00 PM
    Hey! How's my dear friend? Hope you're well. Big hugs, Love, JA

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 11:57:00 AM
    Excellent well written piece Laura. Sounds like a much need trip. All is well here. House is quiet now. Only me and my son Vernon here now. Experiencing the empty nest me in your prayers

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 1:55:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing you poetry with us Laura. I enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Hope you have a wonderful weekend running over with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 3:58:00 AM
    Beam me up Scotty, I want to capture this vista with my own eyes. It sounds so delightful >> James

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 1:04:00 AM
    Laura, this was absolutely beautiful! "Pristine mountaintops utter with butterfly breath " I love that line. This reminds me so much of where I live, feels like being home :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 7:43:00 PM
    ...."Alive In Vermont" ~ Smile, is that where You are dear? I missed "You!!!" ~ And I hope that I shall see "Your Treasures" again, more and more, as I pray, that You are now here to stay!!? Smile, it would be very nice to have "Your Colourful Light" around!!! Smile, "Pleasant & Beautiful Poem!!!" ~ "My Love To You Always," John! ~ Smile, "Bye Precious Laura!":) ~

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 7:38:00 PM
    Smile! And what a pretty face it surely is!! Smile, "Hello Precious & Beautiful Laura McKenzie!!!" ~ What a joy to see that Your Splendors has a post upon todays ledger! And, as always, it is laced within so much colour and loveliness!! Spoken softly and gently, from such a beautiful soul!!! Smile, I hope that Your life has been treating Your Pretty, with sunshine and stars and love, and, endless happiness!!!....Cont....

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 7:15:00 PM
    What a glorious amazing write Laura.. u know HG lives in Vermont and Deb is visiting in Vermont right now.. I think I'd like to go too.. its beauty is so elegantly described in your words... and some Soup Mail in a few.. luv.. Linda-Marie..