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Below is the poem entitled PICTURE PERFECT which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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For  the winds that blow the rain to the dry 
And thirsting  crops of July;

For the hopeful song of my woman there
With  a sleeping baby in a rocking chair; 

And  for her eyes so clear and the way they change -
Strangely familiar,  and familiarly strange;

And  for the smells  of new baked bread
As the kids get  sleepily  out of bed;

And   for cold mountain streams -
Tasting better than the elixirs of dreams;

And for a friendship remembered from long ago
Fondly cherished before we had to go.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Sidney, , Congratulations :-) on having your poem Featured on the soups Home Page... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:29:00 AM
    Just love the picture you painted here Sidney :) congratulations on having your poem featured this week :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 8:49:00 PM
    Congrats on your poem being featured

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:06:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! SIDNEY, Picture awesome Perfect. LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Sidney, you did well..congrats...PD

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Sydney, this poem paints the perfect picture of gratitude for all the simple pleasures of life. the line about the strange eyes was really cool!! Anyway, I really like this kind of poetry. Congrats.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 2:51:00 PM
    This seems like someone who has re-visited his home......and sees it now, with new insight. This is lovely, Sydney....congrats again!

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:13:00 PM
    This is picture perfect. Congrats.

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Ahhh.........I want to stay longer !! Lovely picture you have painted !

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:49:00 AM
    this is lovely!