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The inspiration for this poem came from my morning cup of coffee on my front porch. Today was our first cool morning here (around 50 degrees F) It brought back memories of my youth, when my dad, my brother and I used to get up early on Saturday mornings in the fall and go hunting. Obviously they are deceased now, that is why the poem says I'm walking back alone. "It's" refers to the morning's, in the first sentence.Those memories used to make me sad but now they bring a smile, as they were the happy times. I hope you enjoy it:)

It's quiet whisper stirs my languid mind Inviting coffee colored memories A young man's face with future yet defined Each vapored breath a page in history Familiar apparitions reappear Whose images I dare not chase away The roads they traveled, washed out by my tears This morning's chill a bridge to yesterday Then as the welcome sun breaks o'er the trees I find myself attended by a smile Their goodbyes echo in the rustling leaves As I walk back alone those last few miles While standing on the porch I get a chill Although the morning breeze has now grown still Sept 11 2016

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Date: 8/7/2017 10:59:00 AM
Gorgeous. Fave.
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Date: 1/23/2017 10:54:00 AM
Exquisite . . . a deeply moving, touching nostalgia piece. The line "Their goodbyes echo in the rustling leaves" is brilliant. Thank you for sharing this masterful poem, Daniel.
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Date: 11/7/2016 7:38:00 PM
Congratulations DT, you are becoming a regular on the podium with your sonnets. A tip of the hat. I could use some pointers...
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Date: 11/7/2016 5:25:00 AM
Congrats Daniel, for your placement with this imagery-rich piece!! ;-)
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Date: 11/7/2016 7:06:00 AM
Thank you, Teddy.
Date: 11/6/2016 10:49:00 PM
I enjoyed your poem very much Daniel. Those beautiful memories become golden as we age. Congratulations on a well deserved top placement! 7 ; )
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Date: 11/7/2016 7:05:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Connie.
Date: 11/6/2016 6:47:00 PM
Daniel, congratulations on another fine win for this emotional and very well-written Sonnet! Sandra
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Date: 11/7/2016 7:05:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Sandra:)
Date: 11/6/2016 9:39:00 AM
You had me at the title. Pour me a cup. Congrats on a fine win.
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Date: 11/6/2016 4:44:00 PM
Thank you, Richard. The coffee pot is always on:)
Date: 11/6/2016 9:38:00 AM
our sonneteer lights up again!...best congrats on your fine spot, daniel.. huggs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 11/6/2016 4:43:00 PM
Thank you, nette. I appreciate your kind comments:)
Date: 11/6/2016 8:22:00 AM
Magnificence and metaphor in a Sonnet. Excellent job Daniel. I lingered on this to read a slower second time.
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Date: 11/6/2016 4:43:00 PM
Thank you John. You are very kind. I appreciate your support.
Date: 11/5/2016 7:38:00 PM
Beautiful sonnet, Daniel. Many congrats on your win.
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Date: 11/6/2016 4:42:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Elaine. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 11/5/2016 6:07:00 PM
Daniel, Congratulations on your win in my contest. Thanks for entering! Janice
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Date: 11/6/2016 4:42:00 PM
Thank you Janice for my placement. It was a pleasure to participate.
Date: 10/25/2016 9:48:00 AM
Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory Daniel. It touched me so. I moved back home for those very same reasons. I guess we learn to love what hurts us most in the most peculiar ways. I love coffee too in the brisk mornings. Sharon A (7) for me and another Fav.
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Date: 10/25/2016 10:16:00 AM
Thank you, Sharon. This poem is special to me. I'm glad you enjoyed it:)
Date: 10/10/2016 5:58:00 AM
Sipping my own coffee whilst reading this, you've warmed my poetic heart even with that morning chill.
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Date: 10/10/2016 7:51:00 AM
Thank you, Paloma. You're very sweet. I appreciate the kind comments and glad you liked the poem:)
Date: 9/16/2016 10:29:00 AM
An amazing write. The title itself had me captivated and interested.
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Date: 9/16/2016 12:48:00 PM
Thank you, Elissa. I'm so glad you dropped by to read and that you liked my little poem. Thank you for leaving your smile:)
Date: 9/16/2016 7:25:00 AM
Daniel, I love your 'coffee colored memories'...such an emotional and very well-written Sonnet. I agree with so many of the comments already offered, that your write is amazing, and it will be saved as one of my 'faves' too! Sandra
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Date: 9/16/2016 7:46:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Sandra. I am so glad you liked:) I really appreciate your time and value your opinion. Be well:):)
Date: 9/13/2016 6:18:00 PM
very good, Daniel, Andrea is right....
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Date: 9/13/2016 6:42:00 PM
Thank you Mrs Eve. I am so glad you dropped by to read:) I really appreciate your kindness.
Date: 9/13/2016 3:16:00 PM
Daniel , I do not often see sonnets here that are not only well metered, but they also use great words! I mean, this is a very intelligently written sonnet and it deserves a FAVE.
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Date: 9/13/2016 3:52:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. Such high praise from one so accomplished is very flattering:) I appreciate your kindness and encouraging remarks. It's always nice to share a smile with friends:)
Date: 9/13/2016 3:16:00 PM
Oh I see Connie Faved it too. She has good taste in quality sonnets.
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Date: 9/13/2016 3:08:00 AM
When a poem moves me with such emotions I want to revisit it, it goes into my faves. This is so touching and memorable Danny. I love it! ; ) 7
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Daniel Turner
Date: 9/13/2016 6:48:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. I am honored! I appreciate your encouraging comments and it's always a pleasure Mrs Connie. I'm so glad you love it.
Date: 9/12/2016 8:43:00 PM
How lovely!! Yes, me too...just love the first little Autumn chill. My mother did too...so many sweet memories. So, I can easily relate to this poem.
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Date: 9/12/2016 9:28:00 PM
Thank you Carole. You're such a dear. I appreciate your time and your kindness. I can't wait until every morning is around 50 degrees. I feel some poetry comin' on:)
Date: 9/12/2016 4:23:00 PM
Saying good-bye to family is often such a bitter-sweet moment. This is what it evokes for me...Thank you for reminding me of the blessings contained in such moments... Kathy
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Date: 9/12/2016 5:20:00 PM
Thank you, Kathleen. I still have my bad memories but the longer I live, the fewer I have. So glad you dropped in. Always nice to share a smile.
Date: 9/12/2016 11:16:00 AM
Enjoyed your sonnet and the memories it evoked. My morning cup of coffee is often the catalyst for a new poem which I jot down on a napkin at my favorite coffee shop. Thank you for reading me. Best to you. / M
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Date: 9/12/2016 12:22:00 PM
Thank you Maurice. I do enjoy coffee regularly and I too find it stimulating. I appreciate your kindness, sir.
Date: 9/12/2016 9:15:00 AM
Really enjoyed reading this poem this morning as I drank my cups of memories lol It also make me wish for cooler weather. Hot coffee and 83?f as of 9 o'clock just ain't gettin for me
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Date: 9/12/2016 10:13:00 AM
Thank you so much for dropping by, Tracey. I drink coffee all day every day:) And yes today is another hot one here, also. Hopefully not much longer. But I still enjoy the early morning peace. I appreciate your kindness and always look forward to your friendly visits.
Date: 9/12/2016 3:22:00 AM
This I think is my new favorite of yours (but it's 3am so I won't make any official declarations as I might be punch-drunk) it's perfect in sentiment and rhythm and concise all the way around. I also feel inclined to piggy-back on Tim's comment and say of course the Bears didn't win. The Texans are legit this year; Reco'nize!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 9/12/2016 7:18:00 AM
Thank you, Phillip. I appreciate your kind comments and I think you may be a little "punch drunk" One game does not make a season;) Now them Hogs (Razorbacks) they are legit!!
Date: 9/11/2016 11:56:00 PM
A wonderful journey down the memory lane, Daniel.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 9/12/2016 7:15:00 AM
Thank you Sarban. it's so thoughtful of you to stop by for a visit. I appreciate your kindness and your support.
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