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My Summer Reverie

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My Summer Reverie

I sit upon the river bank watching in reflection
Low  stretched arms of mountains spread, calling for attention, 
Our camping place is worry free, no one here to bother me
I want to write a poem, a verse.....and curse my own distraction

Here in summer’s languor, no words could ever tell
Beholding beauty such as this, would cause the tongue to swell
Where the slopes of other valleys, or longing lakes afar
The heart feels quiet sympathy, they cannot compare as well

So overcome with majesty, and tranquil peaks of snow
The stillness of a mirrored lake, unlike I have ever known
If heaven could be so beautiful…Dear Lord, please take me now
If heaven’s gate, is such as this, I'll never hesitate to go

But, I must put away the waiting pen, and put away my muse
For, I hear the family calling me, and though I have excuse
It's time to gather kindling wood, for a fire in the pit
Those s'mores to make, they'll not forsake, marshmallows on a stick!

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For Francine's Contest: "A Summer's Day
6/19/13

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:58:00 PM
    CARRIE, you wrote a lovely summer day's poem.... congrats... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:21:00 AM
    A wonderful image of a summer day camping and leaving your muse for family. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:03:00 PM
    a nice summer day write... congrats... :-)... always & forever.... PD

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:37:00 PM
    I can relate to this, Carrie..so many distractions! Congratulations on a wonderful win!

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 11:44:00 PM
    many congrats on your 5th place win in the 'summer" contest Carrie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 5:19:00 AM
    Ahhh!!!!Very nostalgic to me of when we used to camp some..Enjoyed reading this morn..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:13:00 PM
    Mmmmmfresh cucumbers! Sounds delish! Carrie! I like'im sprinkled with sea salt and lime!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:18:00 PM
    A wonderful summer day Carrie..and I hope we get a peaceful spot like this for eternity...

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Carrie....this beauty brought me right along! Excellent images! Thank you for your kind words....I heard you come on the radio after me! Was hoping you would read....no worries...when it's right....it'll come out easy like a summer rain! You are a great poet and good friend...jimbo