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My mom would love this photo. Her favorite flower the Texas Bluebonnet. Plus part of an old tractor like they had on the farm she was raised on.

 

 

reminds me of the way milk was delivered to our door daily while growing up in Trieste, Italy by Dr Photog via Flickr

 

 

Roadside mailbox




People are struggling to live
Farms with green grass roof
An old-fashioned mower
The daylight set the time
Milk bucket on ramps
Potatoes and fish four days a week
Maybe you're thinking :
Charming and maybe a little rusty
But : I remember the simplicity


Longing and nostalgia
My happy childhood
As a balm for the soul
A place I danced barefoot
The old memories make me both sad,
humble and happy
So strange ...
it feels like yesterday


Days that collect dust
But before we know it
it's old memories
I feel privileged
and enjoy the taste of a bygone era
By following the tracks back
On the narrow gravel road
Today another era ~ the circle is closed













22.04.2018
Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
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Date: 5/13/2018 9:08:00 AM
Hello Anne-Lise!! A wondrous and very descriptive narrative poem full of passion, emotions, and memories. I very much relate with everything you have covered in this most excellent poem. Very Well-Done!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 5/13/2018 11:43:00 AM
- Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment, Gary :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 5/5/2018 1:02:00 PM
Ahh such a lovely poem with beautiful memories, this is what life is, making good and bad memories, before you can enjoy a moment it has long become a part of the past, and life never cease to amaze us, one moment you are a child, next moment you remember that it s only a memory, somethig which has happens many years before and perhaps will never happen again, memories, that s what life is full of, good luck and a really nice poem to read
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Date: 5/8/2018 2:57:00 PM
- Thank you very much, Faraz :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 5/1/2018 5:24:00 PM
What lovely memories to have . As a country girl myself, I often long for the day when life seemed less chaotic and things were valued for their simplicity. Beautiful sentiment in your poem :)
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Date: 5/8/2018 2:56:00 PM
- Thank you very much, Carrie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/28/2018 11:56:00 AM
Oh this is so beautiful reminds me of my childhood and the good old times .The pictures are wonderful and take me back to yesteryear. AWESOME. love phyl
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Date: 4/28/2018 12:49:00 PM
- A time we remember with joy, Phyllis :) - Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/26/2018 6:03:00 PM
a very lovely and well written poem ..so many images ,so many lovely concrete specific words..the way poems are meant to be ..thnx for the comment ..tis nice to be back ..hugs jj
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Date: 4/28/2018 12:57:00 PM
:))) ... I could not decide which image I should use ... used all three :) - Many thanks Jim, for your visit and lovely comment :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/24/2018 11:05:00 AM
The nostalgic call of the old good times; am lucky not to miss a two-fold beauty: poetry and picture.. and its very painful to let crafted antiquities lay in desolation..a poem is lost in the wild..Beautiful poem..
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Date: 4/28/2018 12:54:00 PM
- We should take care of these ancient objects ... some do ... others leave them in nature - Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment, L.S. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/24/2018 7:01:00 AM
Anne-Lise, thank you for letting me walk the nostalgia path with you! It is a pleasant one!
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:39:00 AM
- I appreciate your visit and your lovely feedback :) - Thank you very much, Kim :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/24/2018 2:54:00 AM
Excellent. Very touching write to know about pass life. Me also remember back in the days. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:39:00 AM
- Many thanks :) - Glad you liked it, Ravi :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/23/2018 8:32:00 PM
So touching. So moving. And, interestingly I hope, it applies to any and all past lives, be they in a rural or urban area---it matters not. Revisiting the haunts of our youth blends the nostalgic with the rustic with the --yes!--simplicity of a bygone era. Professional poetry here, Anne-Lise. Bravo! :) gw
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:36:00 AM
- I appreciate your visit and your lovely feedback, Gershon :) - Thank you very much :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/23/2018 5:41:00 PM
This is one of the best poems I think you ever wrote, Anne Lise. a FAVE for me.
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:38:00 AM
- Andrea, many thanks for your visit a fav. and lovely comment :) - Glad you liked it :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/23/2018 4:20:00 PM
memories are worth so much as we get older ?
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:37:00 AM
- Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment, Pixie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/23/2018 12:57:00 PM
savoring your personal genogram as a child.. well styled, anne.. happy huggs!
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:36:00 AM
- Many thanks, Nette :) - Glad you liked it :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/23/2018 3:53:00 AM
A heart puller, Anne Lise. Yes it does make one think. Hugs//Victor
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:35:00 AM
- Victor, many thanks for your visit and lovely comment :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 9:27:00 PM
A wonderful nostalgic write that made me think of a bygone era too Ann-Lise; an awesome and thought provoking write!~Che :)
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:34:00 AM
- Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment, Cheryl :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 6:49:00 PM
Your poem draws me to just sit and ponder and remember. My neighbor uses an old-fashioned push mower. She's young, so I can imagine they are "green" minded.
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:34:00 AM
- I appreciate your visit and your lovely feedback, Sunlite :) - Thank you very much :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 5:53:00 PM
Poorer any person without such memories is dearest, Anne-Lise for never has come close to nature! A tender poem well crafted! Hugs xx
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:33:00 AM
- Many thanks, Demetrios :) - Glad you liked it :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 5:46:00 PM
very touching, anne-lise! you've brought the past to life in a charming and lovely way...
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:32:00 AM
- Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment, Ilene :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 4:56:00 PM
Anne-Lise. Loved your fond rememberance of earlier times. Very nice! There was a hewn roughness yet a satisfying simplicity back then. Enjoyed...george
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:32:00 AM
- George, many thanks for your visit and lovely comment :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 3:11:00 PM
I so remember back in the day. This is a beautiful nostalgic poem. Well written. Enjoyed it.
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:21:00 AM
- Many thanks :) - Glad you liked it, Susan :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 3:06:00 PM
Wonderful poem! Also ,so true, as many of the current generation, won't realize the wonders of days gone bye and the simple pleasures of the time.
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Date: 4/24/2018 8:20:00 AM
- Many thanks, Warren :) - I appreciate your visit and your lovely feedback :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 3:04:00 PM
Excellent depiction of happy memories..so much treasure there where we once lived..a sweet poem, Anne-Lise.
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Date: 4/23/2018 2:49:00 PM
- I appreciate your visit and your lovely feedback, Vijay :) - Thank you very much :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 4/22/2018 2:15:00 PM
what a lovely poem :))
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Date: 4/22/2018 2:27:00 PM
- Many thanks, Jim :) - Glad you liked it :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)