Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Growing Up.

morning walks
past an empty playhouse
built of red and white
skis like candy-cane stripes
wrapping around
waiting
for children and laughter
at christmastime
months away
or past

forgotten decorations
on a dead pine
behind the woodpile

16 comments:

  1. Christmas is a time of joy. I wish it was you, Erin!

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  2. I often sense Seamus Heaney in your poetry, Erin. A good influence, if he has...

    Season's greetings and all.... Andy

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  3. Tomek - That it is...and a joyful season to you as well!

    David and FR - Many thanks to you both...

    Andy - Seamus Heaney? I have read many of his works in the past, so there's a good possibility. Thanks so much for the compliment on that! And, a wonderful holiday to you as well!

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  4. ".. for children and laughter" Sweet poem in sight and sound. Peace

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  5. Love this blog - glad I found it and now it has a prominent place on my blogroll.

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  6. Don't forget to put your Christmas tree outside for the birds and little critters. A shelter against the storm.

    So many memories Cheers!
    sgb

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  7. Jay - snap crackle pop!

    Mark - Many, many thanks...very happy that you found me, and enjoyed what you found!

    sgb - Oh, I won't forget. Last year's is still aging behind the shed, and some has been used for kindling this year.

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  8. I hope you write a book of poems some day, Erin,so that I can dive in like a box of chocolates.

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  9. Hart - Perhaps that's it > poetry is like chocolate and life is its box. Thanks as always!

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  10. I like this one! The last three lines make me think of Willam Carlos William's poem "Red Wheelbarrow:"

    so much depends
    upon

    a red wheel
    barrow

    beside the white
    chickens.

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  11. Jim - I am going to look up the rest of that poem right now...I love those lines. Thanks so much, as always!

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  12. Thanks for sharing, will continue to monitor your creative blog.. Happy holidays! :)

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