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Where The Sycamore Grew

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Where The Sycamore Grew

The house seemed smaller, now seen with older eyes...
The street seemed narrower, the trees taller..
Where once were open fields across the road
New construction had bloomed
The small fruit orchard had disappeared

But somehow we knew it would still be there....
Strangely different, ...yet much the same

There was an unfamiliar small red tricycle
On the flagstone path that we laid...
In front of this little house that lies
Beyond the curve, where the old sycamore grew...

Suddenly, thirty years faded into that autumn day
And quickly had become a springtime of our lives..... 
...of first Christmas trees,..of first anniversaries...
            ...a place where I cried night after night when mother died...
                       ...and spent long, starry nights holding newborn babes.... is all still there, in the little yellow house

Funny, but I'm glad they kept the yellow...
It has the same white shutters...
The little yellow house, with a flagstone pathway that we laid
That sits beyond the curve, where the old sycamore grew...


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  1. Date: 9/1/2015 1:49:00 AM
    Wonderful write and a superb win! Big congrats Carrie!

  1. Date: 7/9/2015 7:03:00 PM
    Splendid work here. Congratulations...

  1. Date: 4/29/2015 3:40:00 PM
    Nice nostalgic poetry. Thank you for sharing. God Bless. D.

  1. Date: 4/29/2015 5:55:00 AM
    Very nostalgic, some lovely memories

  1. Date: 4/29/2015 3:42:00 AM

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 11:22:00 PM
    Love it ;) reminds me of my old house I grew up in .

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 4:41:00 PM
    Wow Carrie, that made me feel like I was there. Sounds like a wonderful place.

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 4:18:00 PM
    Like listening to colloquial prose: monologue from a living poet retelling a life’s experience, beautifully done and impossible to reproduce. Seems to be no practiced style, but an artful rendition of feeling, well done! Had to read it over again.

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 2:47:00 PM
    I'll see you and you'll see me in the branches of the sycamore tree... A 7 and favorite. awesome pen .. Joel

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 12:49:00 PM
    Awesome piece of art. I love this poeam Carrie. Thanks for taking us back to the past with sweet memories!!

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 11:16:00 AM
    An excellent poem enjoyed from you lately. Remembering the past sometimes gives peace in mind and makes alive. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 10:55:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this poem. It was well written and I could relate to it very much. It reminds me home. It tells a story of memories we hold dear to our hearts. I was deeply moved by this piece.

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 9:49:00 AM
    Wonderful, evocative imagery and feeling - Shawn

  1. Date: 1/17/2015 10:17:00 AM
    Absolutely melted my heart...Enchanting!! :-) John.

  1. Date: 1/9/2015 11:51:00 PM
    Good description.

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:46:00 AM
    Congress Carrie on another wonderful win with this gorgeous poem

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 6:56:00 PM
    Well-penned poem and congrats on the win, carrie

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:32:00 PM
    Ah!! The Sycamore poem! How many times I've visited this poem? : D You already now that I love it, that it's in my favs, that I'm going to steal many of your lines ... eventually. Congratulations on your win!! (One of the best in this winners list).

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:48:00 AM
    As always many congratulation are due Carrie xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 5:27:00 PM
    a lovely nostalgic piece, carrie, I have a similar piece 'moreton lodge memories' about the old house where I used to always paint such vivid pictures with your words - congrats on your win in my contest! :)