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The House

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The House

has a two story part,
a one story part,
a new part,
an old part
and an antique part.

Gables and pediments facing all directions of the compass
Tie all the parts together.

There are some concave outside walls;
There are some convex Inside walls.
The house breathes.	

It sees with its many large window lights;
Knowing where the kids are,
Watching the horses kick up their heels,
Catching glimpses of new spring kittens
	 scurrying out from under the porch,
Seeing with watchful eyes
	as the kids ski behind flying horses,
Keeping an eye on the dog
	herding the grand-baby away from the corrals.
Seeing the skunks, racoons,  foxes and coyotes
	slip by as we sleep,
They brace against the winds
	as they turn from south to north.

The glass in the antique part ripples
	keeping the view in constant motion – 
		never resting.

The grand antique porch has hosted birthdays; graduations; weddings;
	rendezvous and funerals.
Giving sanctuary to many a friend
	needing a place to come and sit in quiet for a while

The house takes comfort from the music of a whistle
	coming from the workshop.

Then watching the kids go, one at a time.
Then the whistler was gone – 
Yet it still holds out its arms and wings and peaks 
	securely protecting its remaining occupant.

The house suits me, 
	it is my eye candy,
		it holds my heart. 
I will live my last in this house
	surrounded by my life.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 11:42:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be truly exceptional Judith. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 4:50:00 AM
    Hi Judith, I didn't want this week to pass without congratulating you on having your well-written poem featured this week. It was an enjoyable to read, again. SMILES Thanks for sharing and keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 3:47:00 AM
    Congratulations Judith, on having your wonderful poem featured this week. It was very enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 4:15:00 PM
    I do so love this poem, this house, and this poet!! Congratulations on your feature! ~Tru~

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 2:37:00 PM
    I love the last five lines. The house that fits this poem is the one I grew up in as a child...all the happy memories. Oooww, you hit home with this one.Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your feature this week, Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:03:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 3:09:00 PM
    Nice se of imagery to paint a picture with words. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:08:00 PM
    Many congratulations in you deserved featured poem this week >> James

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:42:00 PM
    Congratulations are your well deserved featured poem this week Judith. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on all 3 of your entries making through to the 2nd round of PS contest! Good luck!

  1. Date: 7/13/2009 9:57:00 PM
    Yes, I do know the feelings about this house, that we share, that you are an intimate part of, and you are a part of the house and never will the two be seperate, I think you may even haunt that house after you're gone, you do love it so! ::grin:: Love you too, ~Tru~

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 8:00:00 AM
    Judith, I have chills. You bring your house to life, and more. Your love for every corner of it shines through this magnificent write. You are lucky to have such a house, to have it hold such memories, to have it hold your heart and soul. It seems to hold you so tenderly and completely. We are looking to move, and it is bittersweet for me. However, I am hoping to have a beautiful relationship with it, as it will be our last. I love this poem. It's always so wonderful to read you. Love, Shar"

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 11:21:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, Judith. I love the way your house "sees" life through its windows. Very creative! Love, Carolyn