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A Farmhouse Vale

Mist evolves down the hillside into the vale Where the farmhouses sit all put together There’s no sense of wind here, there’s no bit of gale Just one leery breeze that blends with the other The houses confine themselves within the shade And warmth flows there inside the chimneys conveyed Where some sides of the buildings glisten in light Sparkles with joy from now until the broad night It is early morning, fires are still aglow Burned all night with wood stored in the wicker trug Sparks, spitting out making a huge firework show A carefully placed guard to save the rag rug. Mam is stirring the porridge, a lovely sight Papa’s gone to the byre, check cows are alright Daybreak is here, the children need to awake Breakfast, then the long trek to school they must take Within the boundaries so warm and cozy The sights of any day of enlightenment No matter day or night the valley I see Complete, whole and surely full of contentment Around the kitchen table they had sat this night Mam with her sewing, Papa smiling at the sight Children asleep tucked up in their gossamer down In this idyllic place, the valley they call home A Collaboration between Russell Sivey and Seren Roberts

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 6/15/2013 11:59:00 AM
love this one - you write so well together : )
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Date: 6/15/2013 5:11:00 AM
Idyllic topic chosen and great presentation between two talented writers...Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are appreciated..Soup mail soon..Sara
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Date: 6/14/2013 7:03:00 PM
This is an outstanding collaboration of poetic artistry. A creation of beauty flowing through fingers effectively. Warm, Smiles, Connie
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Date: 6/14/2013 12:23:00 PM
Hi Russell; You have painted a beautiful picture for us to see. I can just picture it. I come from a place that is also called the Valley. Thanks for sharing this. I am still very weak, but trying to gain my strength. Many blessings always..... Lucilla
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Date: 6/14/2013 11:39:00 AM
from the vales & kitchen rise the grandeur of homely dleights...contentment drips lusciously eithin your remarkable lines, russell...what lovely metaphors and vivid imagery; fine, fine work and collab!..:) huggs
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Date: 6/14/2013 11:04:00 AM
wow well at least your site has had a few comments, thank you for sharing the writing with me, I am glad we were able to use a painting of mine....Seren
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Date: 6/14/2013 9:05:00 AM
You made me fall in love with the sight of the valley and with the family picture within the houses of dreams! Double excellent work!
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Seren Roberts
Date: 6/14/2013 11:05:00 AM
thank you Demetrios for liking our poem......Did you see the painting on my blog, which brought about the writing...Seren
Date: 6/14/2013 7:05:00 AM
the imagery is fantastic I totally love love this, you worked well together. Idyllic describes it best ty for sharing Shadow x
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Date: 6/14/2013 11:06:00 AM
Hi Shadow thanks for the nice comment, glad you enjoyed it....Seren