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From My Porch

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Below is the poem entitled From My Porch which was written by poet Elaine George. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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From My Porch

After the end of a long hot day
At the end of my rope -  with nerves all frayed
I sat on the porch…to rest a spell
As the sun slipped… slowly behind the hill

Calmed…by the lingering…after glow
I watched…the summer night unfold

Crimson streaks…on a sky of blue
Melted…in a thousand…different hues
Got lost…in the dark…without the light
Leaving…just their shadows…in the night

And in fields…of clover…across the way
The crickets…began…their serenade
As fireflies danced…with sheer delight
Glowing…in  love…with this summer night

And there…ahead…at the end of the road
Above the bridge…where the river flows
It rose - like magic - before my eyes
An orange moon… so big…it filled the sky

Author:  Elaine George

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  1. Date: 9/4/2014 12:02:00 PM
    a new favorite. I love this. Happy writing and love and prayers, Gina

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 12:11:00 AM
    My favorite poem too...

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 12:10:00 AM
    Chanced upon this beautiful poem as I went to Carol's blog today. Loved it, it has that calming effect and a joy to read. love to you Elaine for describing nature in such beautiful words..gautami

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 9:11:00 AM
    This is still one of my favorite poems written by you Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2009 5:55:00 AM
    I am reading my favorite poems today and just wanted to let you know this is still a favorite to me also. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 9:27:00 PM
    This piece reminds of a porch swing where I used to sit and dream of all that I wanted to be. The imagery is so vivid creating such a lovely scene. I can see it so clearly. I really like this one. Into my favorites. Smiles from Lolita