Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sweet Reminders


Sweet Reminders
©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

Of late, I have been much away from home,
not of my own design but others' need.
The mind finds compensation as I roam:
appreciation for the life I lead.

A place and partner of my own are mine,
grounded in years and happy memories...
A cozy nook for solitary time,
dream-space to loose creative energies...

A yard with wise old trees that I adore
and bushes that have laid their roots down deep.
They rarely ask for water any more,
yet bloom in lasting beauty, ours to keep.

Too easy are these gifts to take in stride,
counting their goodness as my daily due.
Once home, the scent of jasmine wafts inside,
and every blessing greets my heart anew.

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10 comments:

Momza said...

Oh Sue, your words fill in empty spaces of my heart. Thank you!

Lily Denton said...

Don't know what's taken you from home, but I hope you have some time to relax and enjoy fall. And it's me, Jen, not Lily.

yaya said...

There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home. Hope you can be there more and any problems that are keeping you away are solved quickly. This year is flying by and taking time to be thankful for our blessings..like home...is always on my mind this time of year. Love the poem.

Gail said...

Welcome home. This is beautiful.

LeAnn said...

I know how it feels to be back home again. I love that feeling. You always touch my heart in someway! Hugs😊💕

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Delicious and sweet memories, beautiful poem !!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photo and divine poetry ~ so creative you are ~ ^_^

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Nicholas V said...

How delightful this is, Sue. There is a wonderful feeling of cosy domesticity and appreciation and gratitude in this poem, with what many people take for granted.

Truedessa said...

This is a lovely poem - I can tell you count yourself blessed :) May it always be so!

Truedessa said...

This is a lovely poem - I can tell you count yourself blessed :) May it always be so!

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