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Quiet Time

My sunroom opens wide in three directions.
I feel as though I am in the midst of nature
in all seasons of the year, but I am enclosed 
safely in my little quiet room.  In the spring 
I can see far to the south and east, many
acres of tulips or daffodils to inspire me.
To the west I see my neighbors fields which 
may be any of varied crops. As the crops grow and
mature, I see the changing of the seasons.
Summer was late in coming this year.


	Cheated Summer

Laughing September entering
Dressed in her bright array.
Startled Summer calls on friend Sun
To keep Autumn away.

Summer had waited for slow Spring
To take leisurely leave.
With Fall demanding his full due,
Thieved time she can’t retrieve. 

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:25:00 AM
    I am finally able to comment on your win in Sara's "My Quiet Place" contest. Congratulations Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:39:00 AM
    belated congrats on your special win, joyce..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:12:00 PM
    A good story, deserving of this win. Congrats Joyce. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 11:45:00 AM
    Lovely imagery, Joyce. I especially liked the conclusion: :Thieved time she can't retrieved. So very apt. Congrats on your win. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:32:00 AM
    JOYCE, , congratulations with your wonderful win in SARA'S sweet " Quiet Place " contest.. have a nice day~ PD

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joyce , well done. xx

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in my contest..I enjoyed reading your work..Very creative..That must be a lovely place to write and meditate and relax..Sara

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 9:04:00 PM
    Joyce; This is a beautiful poem about spending a quiet time in a your very own personal room. I can just picture the view. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 4:59:00 PM
    Lovely poem Joyce! Nice use of personification to liven it up. ps., your quiet place sounds serene and inviting. Very nice!