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Lingering alone on my porch, 
leaning against the wooden railing.
Still feeling warm to the touch,
after retaining the heat from the day.

On a June evening, 
after the sun had gone down, 
just below the horizon.
The silhouette of the darkening tree-line, 
contrasting with the light still remaining
in the yellow-white sky, 
and streaked with lavender-blue clouds.

Barely warm, 
but with a slightly, cool breeze, 
blowing around my body.
Tickling my bare feet and my bare arms, 
and caressing my face.
Gently flowing it's invisible fingers through my long, golden-brown hair.
The essence of the roses, 
now peacefully asleep in the garden,
mingle with the scent 
of damp, green grass and the fresh, clear air.
Filling my lungs to capacity, 
when I close my eyes, and breathe in deeply.
Exhilarating my senses.

I hear no sound, 
except for a few birds singing somewhere off in the distance.
The chirping of one lonely cricket, 
just awakening in the early dusk.
And, the heavenly melody 
played upon the wind-chimes,
by a most talented breeze.


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  1. Date: 4/13/2014 11:53:00 AM
    Wonderful write...congrats on your win

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/13/2014 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by, Joseph! :)
  1. Date: 4/11/2014 10:40:00 PM
    HI KELLY, Congratulations, on your win:) Enjoyed stopping by. LUV ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/11/2014 9:37:00 PM
    Kelly, , Congratulations, In Charlotte's MIX, contest.... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/11/2014 7:47:00 PM
    this is the kind of free verse I love reading. So easy to get it and so beautiful the way you describe serenity. Congrats. It is one of my favorites on her list.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/13/2014 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Andrea. I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem! :)
  1. Date: 4/11/2014 4:42:00 PM
    this really exudes a sense of serenity; some vivid, lovely descriptions, and those last three lines really clinched it as a winner for me - congrats on your win in my contest :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/12/2014 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comments, Charlotte. I do appreciate the honor of placing in your contest! :)
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 10:12:00 PM
    kelly Such a wonderful and calming write. It makes me feel like I am in this beautiful and serene place, experiencing everything you are describing with your imagery. Nice job

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/26/2013 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Robin. I am glad that you enjoyed this poem!
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, A reflective and meditative write..Thanks for sharing this one with me. Ken

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:56:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 2:36:00 PM
    A lovely scene you have painted with your words, it felt like I was there enjoying each minute with you. Well done! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Sweet poem! I volunteer at Poet's House in NYC - 50.000 volumes of poetry there! Serenity is hard to find - your poem may help people to find it! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, thanks for the stunning poem.. , congratulations ~ LInda

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 12:49:00 PM
    This is such a gorgeous piece. Just the way I would write a my imagery poems. I love this and I love the effortless flow of thoughts in this fine piece Kelly. I'm so glad that you pointed me to this.

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 2:53:00 AM
    musical lyric poem Congrats on yr win. Morgan

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Kelly, love the way the imagery mingles around...SKAT

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 4:27:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem Kelly, very enjoyable to read. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 3:41:00 PM
    † Very Beautiful And One Can Sense As Feel Her Peaceful Serenity. Love, John

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 3:40:00 PM
    I really like the ending..Thanks for stopping by..This work is very descriptive and unique...Sara