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Dreams of Louisiana

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Dreams of Louisiana

Dimly lit, I sit
in a Mexican kitchen
near the Tropic of Cancer.
A TV is tuned
to inane noises;
dogs at my feet,
oranges in a bowl
on a table:
a specific place and time.
And I am dreaming --
dreaming of Louisiana
in twilight hours --
dreaming of short winter days and
summer's green, bright mornings.
Country time, mostly empty,
was quiet, seldom interrupted
by human utterance;
but my busy brain
was full of fantasy
and subterfuge.
The world was new, was big,
was yet to be explored;
possibilities seemed endless.
Oak and cypress,
willows, pines -- and magnolias --
were all around, and cane fields
stretched for miles.
School was a bus ride -- there and back --
and hours of new discoveries.
The bayous that had always been there
were there still.
Change was slow in coming
and childhood lasted long.
I dream now of Louisiana:
poignant vignettes... dreamy glimpses...
and all those slowly fading
recalled moments
of the past...

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  1. Date: 10/31/2014 9:18:00 PM
    Nostalgia dreams of home perhaps?? Love my home state of Louisiana !! I've never ventured far from it for any length of time. Leaves are beginning to turn, those first scatterings of color among the green... cooler nights and cooler days greet us this time of year. Mosquitos not as bad in the fall as spring or summer. I miss the magnolia that grew where I once lived, but find comfort in the woods that surrounds as well as nature's voice, not yet drowned out by what mankind calls progress.

  1. Date: 10/29/2014 8:36:00 AM
    I love the feel of this piece, being one place and your mind in another. You brought us along with you. You are a gifted writer.

  1. Date: 3/6/2014 11:25:00 PM
    Never have been to Louisiana. How are they doing after Katrina hit? You describe the place very well in your work.

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 9:50:00 PM
    So you grew up in Louisiana and now you reside in Mexico? I think both places sound really great!! well, it depends where you are in Mexico. I would sure love to see the coastal parts of it. I miss Iowa the way you miss LA. I really enjoyed that longing feeling in the poem.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 6:04:00 PM
    Loved It Leo! I love Louisiana! If u get a chance, check out my "Angelene" my best, chuck