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Reflections of You

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Reflections of You

I caress the blooms of the lilac bush and breathe their sweet fragrant breath. Here in my garden where spring has risen from the melting heart of winter’s death. And when a gentle breeze  kisses my face, I am simply blown away, to that magical place, where you wait for me, along the Fundy Bay.

Bare foot, I skip down a Granite paved road, flanked with ditches where morning glories grow, as I move  through a mist of ocean brine, streaked with rainbows that melt in the morning sunshine and drip from the blooms of a every Sea Salt rose.

 The house - its asphalt shingles, sparkling in many shades of grey - stands firmly  on its hardwood pillars buried deep down in the clay,  the same clay I mould  into a tiny earthen vase, that joins the jars of  pollywogs and dandelion garlands, all lined up on the old root- cellar doors, where I play. 

 And in a cloud of purple perfusion, again, I breathe the breath from the lilac bush that grows there, beside the brook, as those white lace curtains flutter out the kitchen window, and  beat against the window frame -  fanning the heat from those fresh baked apple pies - as another tear falls from my eye.


Then,  from a distant pine, I hear the  white throated sparrow singing, her melancholy tune and the clap of the screen door as I step into that room, a child again breathing the breath from a lilac bloom. 


“Mom….. ……………. I’m home!”

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:44:00 PM

    Beautiful poem, Elaine. Deeply expressed, with amazing imagery described. The environment's the way you describe it, makes the reader hope to visit one day too. Enjoyable overall. Check out some of my poems,might find some you like. Peace.

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 10:48:00 AM

    Just beautiful on this write. Awesome. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 11:01:00 PM

    REreading this one as well. JUST LOVE IT.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:26:00 PM

    Lady Elaine, My name is Phillip Rollings Flipper to my friends and you are a friend. I am a proxy for the Chef who you know as Harry, HG. or Liege. He is recouperating quite well. Today he sat up in the specail couch chair at the hospital for an hour. He should be home by Sat. He gave me a list of 30 poets to write to. If you read his last post or the blog he asked me to write this comment will make more sense. Between your picture and this Poem I can envision your youth Respectfully Flipper

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 9:08:00 AM

    Recollections of a happy childhood home are the dearest - so nicely remembered, Elaine. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 2:21:00 AM

    Congrats on the win :) beautiful poem :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:43:00 PM

    Elaine,, Congratulations on the Reflections Of You, nice winning poem. Always & Forever *Linda

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:00:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win, I enjoyed reading it this evening. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:27:00 PM

    What a glorious poem!! Ahh...that last line..........what can I say???? Perfect!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 4:05:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 3:08:00 PM

    wowowowow. I LOVE this. Parts of it are so lavender, like the color poem I recently did. BIG CONGRATS

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 1:59:00 PM

    Ahh!! Enjoyed reading this very expressive and descriptive work..I am glad that I chose this one to read today...Thanks for your visit to my work with congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 1:34:00 PM

    Such a beautiful poem. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:03:00 AM

    Congrats on your well deserved win. Well done. AO

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:02:00 AM

    Congratulations with your winning poem Elaine, it's a nice Reflections Of???. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 11:49:00 PM

    Lovely words ..Seren