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That Old House at the End of the Road

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That Old House at the End of the Road

It stands on a hill overlooking the bay drenched in ocean spray
That cedar shake house where I used to live  high above the Fundy bay

A well trodden path leads from its door on to a winding road
Flanked by ditches where Morning Glories and  Sea Salt roses grow

That winding road comes to an end at the shore of ‘Evermore’
A magical place where seagulls soar above the ocean’s roar

Lavender walls rise high in the sky through a veil of  silver mist
Where the ocean shatters  and falls in pieces against those lofty cliffs

And  those footprints  I pressed so long ago still lead me to this day
To that old house high on a hill overlooking the Fundy Bay

It is a place  where the land bows down  to kiss the misty tide
Where rolling waves bring memories of the place my heart resides


                                  Author:  Elaine George


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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:46:00 PM

    ANother favourite. Lee

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 3:17:00 PM

    I love reading about memories.This is GREAT!

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 2:54:00 PM

    i can see this house and the road that its on, so vivid, and a great piece of work you did. thank you for your comments on my poetry.

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 2:53:00 PM

    It sounds like heaven, Elaine. You were very blessed to have lived there. This is truly a winner!!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comment. Ellen

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 7:34:00 AM

    Thanks for your comment, Lainie. I was looking to see if you had posted any new work. I actually started writing first in free verse (Breaking is an old poem from the '70s) and am enjoying returning to free verse. Trying to rhyme and count syllables seems to take away from the quality of work sometimes. That is certainly not true in your poem here, however. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 7:25:00 AM

    thankxx Lainie ..I do so luv that write myself.. it is one of my own favs...glad u enjoyed it as well.. happy week my friend..

  1. Date: 3/19/2011 10:30:00 AM

    always a joy to be there with you. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 1:47:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win...I have written a new blog would like for you to read...Sara

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 9:57:00 AM

    This is beautiful, well done:))

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:27:00 AM

    Congratulations Lainie on your win with this gem :) WNN

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:09:00 AM

    Congratulations Lainie on your win in the "A Change of View" contest sponsored by Michael J. Falotico. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 4:25:00 AM

    Many congratulations for this win Elaine.

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:43:00 PM

    This is so beautiful Lainie, just love the last stanza, "to kiss the misty tide' wow, congrats, Harry

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 7:06:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win with this great write!! Caryl

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 3:36:00 PM

    I don't know how he judged but there's hardly a smidgen of difference in the excellence of any of these poems. Congratulations Elaine. Love Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 2:42:00 PM

    I remember this beauty, Elaine. congratulations. It's a top poem for me, dear!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 2:32:00 PM

    Congrats Lainie on your HM in MIchael's contest with this beautiful write my friend.. enjoy your very special honor with luv..

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 2:30:00 PM

    What wonderful memories you have of this seaside home, Lainie. Congratulations on your success in Michael's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 2:07:00 PM

    Congratulations on this HM win in the contest of Michael, Elaine

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 1:58:00 PM

    Congrat my dear friend on your success in my contest... always Michael

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 6:26:00 PM

    Although, we don't have the cliffs, I can certainly relate to the rest of your poem. Ever since a child the beaches and backwaters have held a fascination for my family and all my dad's brothers. The sights-sounds-smells and cut feet are some of my fondest memories.

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 12:32:00 AM

    wow, Elaine, if this were my contest, I would place this one very high. Luscious!

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 5:48:00 AM

    Absolutely beautiful word picture, Elaine. Excellent entry. Thoroughly enjoyed. Good luck. Best to you and yours. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 4:44:00 PM

    It had to be fun growing up around the Bay of Fundy. My husbands family comes from Sackville and that is close to where you grew up. Phyl

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 6:26:00 AM

    I am enjoying reading the many diverse poems written by the many wonderful poets writing and sharing here at PoetrySoup today. I am happy that yours was among the ones I had the pleasure to read Lainie. The best to you in the contest. It is wonderful to see you back here at the Soup my friend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 5:15:00 PM

    Enjoyed your childhood home through your words...It reads like such a lovely and magical place..Good luck in the contest..Reads like a sure winner to me.Sara

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 4:02:00 PM

    Simply lovely Lainie .. exquisite description of a time gone by and special memories that linger in every line.. good luck in the contest my friend.. enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 1:20:00 PM

    Lainie, this poem is so breathtakingly beautiful, I am breathless at its enchanting flow, I love it, and thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my poetry~~

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 12:09:00 PM

    beautiful scene you have created with nice images, Good luck in the contest, Elaine

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 11:46:00 AM

    Lovely....and now I am very home sick...very