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The Ripening

I picture you, 
opening the door,
walking up the orchard rows,
in the caramel of evening light.
A giant’s shadow peers at you
 from in between the trees,
 trudging silently with you
 as you lift the sun-warm fruit,
cup in one work-seasoned hand
an apple, rich and scarlet ripe.

I picture you, 
opening your door,
treading the dew drenched grass,
the raucous song of wattle birds 
spritzing the crisp dawn air.
Your hands busied at the basket
gently placing, one by one,
harvest fixed by darkness chill,
all glossy, sweet and unblemished.

I picture you, 
opening my door, 
singing to the hallway ceilings, 
eyes creased deep in blissful smile,
tide of sunshine flooding in with you,
the giant heralding you in silence
as you tenderly bestow
a joyous gift for all seasons,
proud and precious gems of autumn.

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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Nicely done. I like the picture you have painted with your words

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, amazing imagery! - Edward

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 4:13:00 AM
    A sweet picture! Terry

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:18:00 PM
    I like the gems of autumn. It is indeed a lovely time with a lot of tasty fruits that are tree ripened. Something to look forward to. We often visit farms on Long Island at that time to purchase directly from the farmers. Fresh peaches are also very nice. I hope you have a long and happy presence on this site.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Maggie, thank you for your lovely poem. - Welcome to P-Soup, have fun with words and thoughts - create many poems! - Have a nice Sunday. - Oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 4:45:00 AM
    Beautiful entry into the world of PSoup. Welcome, sweetheart... Apples are as delicious as your creativity..... Love Ya...... Jake

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:43:00 AM
    I loved reading this Maggie, so visual.

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 11:41:00 AM
    This is a masterful well done! Welcome to the soup.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 6:33:00 AM
    very beautiful write :) have a great weekend

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Mmmmaaaaaaaaggggggggiiiiiie <3

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 1:59:00 AM
    A warm and lovely and evocative poem, Maggie. Almost feel as though I'm there. Hope there will be lots more.