Thursday, July 27, 2017

SANCTUARY

Poets United Midweek Motif  asks us
to find a sanctuary.  Also submitted to
Poetry Pantry #364
Submitted  July 30, 2017
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In my home there’s a room where I spend my days
And the hours pass in a pleasant daze
In the corner a chair, all plump and comfy
For reading or napping, if it strikes my fancy
A big L-shaped desk for my computer and such
A sewing machine I don’t use much
Paints and pencils and things for my art
Happy pastimes that are dear to my heart.
There’s a bookcase wall with shelves for my treasures
Photos of loved ones and mementos of pleasures
A pocket watch my father carried
Photo of a niece on the day she married
A cage with glass birds my mother collected
Favorite books, of course, as might be expected
Books that transport me to exotic places
I travel the world,  just in my bookcases
From a trip to the Smoky’s, an arrogant duck
A carnival clock my father won with some luck
Painted by granddaughter, a colorful plate
A pair of brass swans from Tennessee state
A cross-stitched Welcome from my daughter, Lori
A shelf of art journals that record my life’s story
Special keepsakes from my friends who are arty
A photoshopped Sinatra from a long ago card party
From Germany a domed clock, a gift from my son
A small oil painting on glass I did just for fun
Notebooks of essays and poems I write
And outside my window, a pleasant sight
Feeders where feathered friends come to call
Such a blessing to see them all
This is my sanctuary, my safe place to be
With a heart full of happy, I’m glad to be me.

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22 comments:

  1. Aah...I can see love glowing in each of these knick-knacks. The room has to be a sanctuary. So beautiful.

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  2. The last line is particularly stunning

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  3. Wow...sounds so artistic and beautiful...loved this!

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  4. If I have that room, I can stay forever :)

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  5. Beverly, you sound just like me. My room is much the same. Everywhere my eyes light, there is something I love, a memory, a meaning........I so enjoyed reading this poem. Your room is sanctuary indeed.

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  6. Goodness ...you have a lot of stuff...LOL

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    1. In 83 years, one tends to accumulate "stuff". My mementos remind me daily of special people and special times in my long life ... a bit like wrapping in a warm blanket on a cold winter evening!

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  7. What a beautiful place... a sanctuary, indeed... every piece speaks the language of love and home. Love it...

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    1. Thank you, Megaly. They are, after all, the most important things in life ... peace and love. All else fades by comparison.

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  8. All the little things in life help to provide a sense of peace to a sanctuary. I would, however, like to catch a glimpse of that arrogant duck!

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  9. Oh I would be happy in such a wonderful sanctuary too....it is so important to have this safe, creative, peaceful place.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  10. and a wonderful sanctuary it is! Beautifully expressed!

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  11. Really I love this poem, Bev. It gives me a wonderful background of the poet who is you. I loved 'viewing' all that gives you a 'heart full of happy.' You have so many beautiful memories and remembrances. No wonder your heart sings.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I wish you a heart full of happy too!

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  12. I had a room like that and unfortunately it's now overflowing with things that are stored there and that do not belong.....

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  13. What a wonderful poem of your blessings. We should all do one to remind ourselves of how lucky we are

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  14. What a ton of beautiful memories.. and how nicely you paired them up to rhyme!!

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  15. It sounds like the perfect sanctuary -- cozy, safe and full of memories.

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  16. Lovely tale of a room full of contentment and creativity.

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  17. Beautifully sketched and imbued with such a serene, reposeful ambiance. And once gain: wonderfully rhymed!

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  18. I think that might have been a good dream to get out of! But it made a good yarn.

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