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Here on the patio

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Here on the patio

Here on the patio.

I’m out here on the patio
Just soaking in the day.
Vivaldi on the stereo
He takes all stress away.
The Sun shines down so joyfully
As the fountain sings its song
And the joy within my being 
Is oh, so very strong.

A flower gazes vividly
Like a stunning orange flame.
It has such power in its hue
As it plays natures game
Weaving, swaying, dancing
Beneath the morning sun
As the perfect pure white daisies.
Celebrate the day begun.

The mauve Hibiscus on a shrub
Just to the left of me
Be etched against a pure blue sky
As she sways there lazily.
In a garden filled with wondrous color
As the music softly plays
I sit here taking it all in
My mind in a dreamy haze.

When that day comes, I leave this shell 
And go where I must go
Then let it be on a day like this
Beneath the suns soft glow.
With a fountain there in symphony
And Vivaldi on the set.
Then I might wave goodbye to all
And leave with no regrets.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Thank you so much Peter. I really appreciate your kindness. take good care my friend. will do. Pete.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are most welcome my friend. to be happy is a wonderful thing....peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 12:08:00 AM
    wow, this is really beautiful. As connie says below here, ENCHANTNG. That is a most fitting word for this gem!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, if my words can enchant folk, then what better can one ask for. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Another great piece of poetry, that fills in the scene with a tactile quality. Beautifully captured. However I thought that down below the equator, here, "color" had a "u" in it (te he he)? Have a great warm New Year.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry about this Scott, every time I do the word in the correct way I get these red lines under the words from the computer. So I give up and do it their way...lol. I appreciate your comments, my friend. Have a wonderful new year Scott....peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Peter, Peter, your enchanting poem just carried me away into the clouds as I imagined your splendid imagery and swirled to the magical music of your words. I adore your writing! Take a bow, Headmaster!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Connie, if someone like you can adore my writing then the writing is well worth doing. I appreciate your kind comments...Have a wonderful new year Connie....Peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Yes i love my country but have always wanted to travel Austria is one place my husband and i want to see. thank you for your cool comment cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Make that Australia Cheri as well. we have a very beautiful country here, well worth visiting...Peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:54:00 PM
    And thank you Anne for your wonderful comments. I also wish you a wonderful new year, hope it shines for you...peter

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:42:00 PM
    - Enjoy your beautiful music in a colorful garden - Thank you for reminding me that spring arrives after a long winter .... A beautiful poem in a beautiful image - I wish you and your wife happy new year! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:06:00 PM
    It sounds so relaxing just to kick it back on the patio except right now where i am it's to cold so i warmed myself by your words of what it would be like. thank you for your lines of the imagination. cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Frank.I don't know If I deserve your kind comments, but they are a joy to read. Yes, my friend I do keep changing my words until I get it right. I appreciate you reading my simple verse....peter
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cheri. I hate the cold weather, it is in the thirties here in Australia, which is beer and barbeque weather. It's what I love. I appreciate your comments,y friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:02:00 AM
    that we could all leave on a day of our choice and one as nice as this,

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Lovely visual poem Peter. great flow. We have something in common, baroque music, and gardening. Vivaldi and Handel.perfect. Really like this one. a joy to read. thank you for sharing. take care. Pete.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You can get in touch with John Sherman if you want to try him on 'www.justonelook.org' Peter
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your wonderful comments Pete. I appreciate them. I would like you to read my piece called 'From anxiety to joy' it is a narrative but it well might help you with your depression. The man John Sherman came to my aid, and I am the happiest man in the world now. My kind wishes to you, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:56:00 AM
    sounds like the start to a perfect day! vivaldi is one of my favorites, too. hope the rest of the day is equally wonderful...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene. I love classical music, it soothes my soul. Appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Such a beautiful scene set in my mind. What a glorious day. Enjoy each day as such my friend as we enjoy your poetry. May time always be on your side. God Bless!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Vince, in spite of my numerous computer troubles, My life is the greatest. Appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 5:46:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work today..It has such great flow and rhythm to it..I like the topic also..Flower's always draw my attention..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I can tell you are real nature lover, Sara by your beautiful poems. Thank you for your kind comments....peter
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 12/28/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I had to look up Vivaldi..Interesting choice of music..Sara
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:41:00 AM
    Vivaldi's is one of my favourites too Peter.Thank you for your welcome comments on my endeavours.Happy 2014.Rgds Brian

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Then you have good taste in music Brian, I love classical music. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Hi Peter, An insightful uplifting write my friend.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank Ken, your comments are so very kind...peter
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:30:00 PM
    This has a wonderful flow to it....great imagery. Well done.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot James, for your very kind comments peter
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:20:00 PM
    You could not have painted a clearer picture if you had painted it in oils but to the joy of all of us you chose to do your painting with words. S nicely done.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donald, your comments are a treasure to me....Peter