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Early Morning in the Country

EARLY MORNING IN THE COUNTRY The smell of fresh brewed coffee The sound of bacon slowly sizzling in the pan And the heady aroma it creates Homemade biscuits in the oven Sending the scent of their baking Into the far corners of every room in the house A bottle of cane syrup Made the old fashioned way on Thanksgiving Day Freshly churned butter for the biscuits once they're done Mourning doves cooing to each other Twelve sparrows jockeying for positions On the nine available perches on the feeder The sun slowly beginning to peep over the horizon As if testing the day to see if it's time to rise and shine Its rays scattering sunbeams through the winter foliage The frost slowly, almost reluctantly, beginning to melt Young squirrels scurrying around Under the centuries old oak tree, searching for acorns No concrete and steel buildings No jostling crowds No cabs, buses, or honking horns No exhaust fumes Ah! The beauty, joy, peace, and tranquility Of early morning in the country 1 February 2010

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Date: 4/16/2018 11:41:00 PM
Congrats on your well deserved win, Curtis.
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 4/17/2018 12:31:00 AM
Thank you, Line! Your responses are such a welcome sight to me. You always come through with such encouragement and it pleases me no end.
Date: 1/22/2018 9:47:00 PM
A wonderful write with beautiful imagery Curtis. Congratulations on your lovely win.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 1/22/2018 10:16:00 PM
Thank you, Susan, for such kind remarks. Just as I told Richard, these are real memories from my childhood. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 1/22/2018 6:14:00 PM
An enjoyable mood created by this winning piece. Congrats.
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 1/22/2018 7:38:00 PM
Thanks, Richard. True memories of my childhood. If you have never tasted Georgia Cane Syrup, you are in for a delectable treat as far as I'm concerned but neither of my two children will eat it. I am humbled by your support.
Date: 1/22/2018 5:40:00 PM
'this is just wonderful , Curtis. Glad to see it got a win with Skat too. I want to soupmail you something. So I'll see you in soupmail.
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 1/22/2018 7:36:00 PM
Glad you liked it. I was glad to get a win with SKAT also.
Date: 1/22/2018 10:38:00 AM
Hello Curtis, I sure enjoyed the imagery, :) Congrats on your win, thank you for entering my contest. HUGS **SKAT**
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 1/22/2018 12:55:00 PM
Thank you so much, SKAT! Your contests always offer a challenge to the poet. I am overjoyed, and overwhelmed to see my name in the winner's circle. Thanks for selecting my work as a winning entry.
Date: 9/12/2011 10:37:00 AM
Filled to full with imagery Curtis! Just wonderful. CR
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Date: 8/7/2011 7:05:00 PM
Congrats on your win..Sara
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Date: 8/4/2011 10:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your win!!!!!!!!! I enjoyed reading your poem
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Date: 8/4/2011 1:48:00 PM
Curtus, Loved it , great job, congratulations on your witty poem's presentation. Agape, Moses
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Date: 8/4/2011 10:06:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in Moses' "Pure Thoughts On Nature" contest Curtis. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/3/2011 7:37:00 PM
Congrats Curtis on your HM in the Pure Thoughts contest with this exciting entry luv..enjoy special honor...
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Date: 2/1/2010 8:16:00 AM
very picturesque and I can smell the aromas
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