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My Quiet Place -This Mellow August Night

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My Quiet Place -This Mellow August Night

I was right in the middle of commenting to peers at Poetry Soup when the power went off and I found myself in utter darkness and feeling disappointed since it was still only 10:45, a time much too early for night owls like myself. After groping my way upstairs in the dark, I have managed to locate my pen and paper (can’t even find a flashlight!) and here I sit out on my porch step using the little light of a nearly moonless night and of my trusty cell phone.  The sound of crickets around me is large! Their chirping fills up the silence, and there's the faint sound of dogs barking in the distance. Even at this late hour, I can hear cars zooming down streets several blocks away, but all of that is overridden by the crickets and the wind rustling leaves on nearby trees. Cooled by the night breeze and feeling undaunted, I begin to work on my little poem.

This Mellow August Night

Out here as I sit on my porch,
cooled by a summer breeze,
I’m soothed by the rustling sound of
leaves on the nearby trees.

The chorus of crickets I hear
chiming in as I write
is a lullaby without end
this mellow August night.

Aug. 17, 2012

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Ok Petal, No new poem, is my turn to badger you for a change lol. Yeah I know, I have all this back catalogue to get through but I enjoyed the moment while it lasted, as much as I've enjoyed this quiet moment on your porch. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 4:47:00 AM
    Sounds like you made the most of your night and you got a lovely poem out of it too. Congrats on your special win Andrea.

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:32:00 AM
    I am finally able to comment on your win in Sara's "My Quiet Place" contest. Congratulations Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:44:00 AM
    andie, so slow these days with my greetings; i nned snooze time.. belated congrats on your special win..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:30:00 PM
    Andrea, you almost put me to sleep with this sweet lullaby. A great write and a great win. Congrats. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:34:00 AM
    ANDREA, , congratulations with your wonderful win in SARA'S sweet " Quiet Place " contest.. have a nice day~ PD

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:29:00 AM
    way to go .. another first place win for an elegant write on your special quiet place my friend .. from the poems I've read this morning this is indeed a great area for u to create your magical words luv ..

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 8:28:00 AM
    I had this to happen a couple of times with the electricity going off and I wrote some by candle light..It made me give more honor to those who had to do school work by lamp or candle light..Enjoyed reading your work..Congrats on your placement in my contest..Thanks for entering it..Sara

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Andy could do with a warm mellow night , well done. xx

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 3:08:00 PM
    I had to laugh at this one as the kids were down last weekend and we had a cricket chirping downstairs. I found it the next day and no more cricket.So the poor sucker will not lullaby no one. Cute poem . Love Phyl

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 8:07:00 PM
    ops! i almost have missed this one and it is so beautiful, Andrea. yes, it's a bit same with mine. i sit also on the porch. thank you again for your comment my dear. Good luck and BEST WISHES ALWAYS! Have a blessed weekend! luv, leonora

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 12:54:00 PM
    very nice Andrea...I love

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 12:32:00 PM
    A great narrative and rhyming poem to follow. Looks like a good competitor for the contest.

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Genius poem of Mellow August night of quiet moments. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 11:07:00 PM
    A soothing, country diddy! You were definitely in the moment when you wrote this verse! When artificial accoutrements fade away, we are left with the rythmic cadence of nature! Oh, by the way, thanks for your sweet comments on my recent haiku, Dessicated Autumn Leaves.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:11:00 PM
    Versatile Andrea. Another beautiful write. Great entry for the contest, good luck.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 6:16:00 PM
    hey andrea! really nice poem! i was amused by your explanation (sorry about the power, though) because the other night i was kept awake most of the night by crickets and i plan to write a poem about how obnoxious they seemed to me! glad you enjoyed their chorus, though!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 4:26:00 PM
    Boy! Your hardcore. :) And we are all very glad. To share that night that dimmed the light to show what was in store.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 3:36:00 PM
    Thank you power cut, see what happens, when the Utah Lady is left in the dark. a wow factor off the Richter scale. one hopes your poems will be without end also.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 2:54:00 PM
    You have a wellspring of thought that never fails to give the reader a moment we never knew we were missing I can see you sitting there weaving this tiny gem together in the dark. Nothing can stop you, Love, Elizabeth