Friday, June 12, 2009

BLUE RIDGE SUMMER NIGHTS


As we lie in our beds
drifting off to sleep
we hear
the chirp of crickets,
the bawl of a calf that has lost it's mom,
the repetitive call
of the whippoorwill
,
the hooting of a far away owl.

Through the lace curtains on the window,
we see
the sparkle of lightening bugs,
the glow of the moon
and the sky full of stars.
If the moon is full,
the fencepost cast shadows.

Occasionally we catch
the beautiful fragrance of honeysuckle
or new mown hay
wafting on the breeze.
Other times a skunk
walks through our yard
and its smell makes us wrinkle our noses.

We are happy,
we are content,
we are loved.

What a wonderful world.

XOXO,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


13 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOW!

Woo are khwite the khanine poets!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

What a lovely piece to be reading after we wind down after a long week. Thank you for sharing.

Woos, the OP Pack

Reese =^..^= said...

That was very nice!

Hamish Westie said...

Ah, what a beautiful, evocative poem. I can almost feel that I'm right there with you in the Blue Ridge Mountains (and not in chilly, damp Aberdeen).
Cheers! H.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful poem! Thank you for making us smile!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

pughy said...

Very lovely poem thanks for sharing,,


Hugs GJ xx

Twix said...

I never knew scotties could be so introspective and thoughtful...nice job! There is an award for you over on my blog..don't forget to pick it up. ~Twix

chicamom85 said...

I found you on Twix's blog, I love the poem. What a great blog.

Come and visit when you can
Anne and Sasha

GoldenSamantha said...

That was deep, thoughtful and beautiful. Thank you so much for posting such a lovely piece of literature. (And thank you so much for posting such lovely comments about Terra too...)
Hugs and Love xo
Sammie

Martine said...

WE LOVE THE PHOTO and the poem is great too!!

Thanks for sharing!

xo sugar & martine

Ms. ~K said...

Beautiful...

TwoSpecialWires said...

We'd love to come fall asleep where you do. We checked it out on the map a whole buncha times, wishing Virginia could be on our route. Not this time... but someday. More posts like this one and it will be sooner rather than later!

Love,
Fergi and Jake

Holly said...

I am glad that we find ourselves women who can take such job from such a simple thing!

Love To you and remember that great minds do think alike!

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