The Fifty Cent Tour

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stay



in the house
by the leaning tree
a candle in the window
beckons me

her front porch casual
familiar style
an easy going friendly
stay a while smile

i trace her railings
enter inside
she is warm, welcoming
and willing to provide

come, fill me up
her song 
whispered in my ear
i’ll be your home
while you are here

she’s missed the sound 
of heartbeats 
deep breaths, down her halls
the gentle, urgent pleading
in a lover's call

i am your space
that secret sanctuary 
you desire
to dream, to create
let my mysteries inspire

curl up 
in my nooks
let my charms fascinate
look through my eyes
meditate

love me
i’ll shelter you
safe harbor at last
cherish me; your future
wrapped in my past

let me live once again
come dwell within me
the light in my window
burns for thee

37 comments:

  1. Pretty pic, rene! As for the poem...Damn, girl, you're good!

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  2. I wish I could write poetry like this. So soulful.

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  3. Beautiful. The picture, the poem, and the images in my mind created by it. Just beautiful.

    J

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  4. for me, there's no more comforting image than a warmly lit home.

    Another great post, Rene

    IB

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  5. Rene, you've got me hooked. This is a beautiful poem that really speaks to me.

    I agree with lynn'sgarden, "Damn girl, you're good!" And, yes, the pic is perfect for this poem.

    Peace~
    Gin

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  6. Gosh, Rene, you are REALLY talented! your poems get better adn better. I LOVE this.

    REally love the iamgery in these two lines:

    "Let my mysteries inspire

    Curl up in my nooks"

    Ahhh...

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  7. Lovely, Mizz Rene...soft, sure brushstrokes create a little cottage in my mind, cozy, snug, and full of the light of creativity, laughter, and content.

    Sigh.

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K

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  8. Nothing like a nice warm cudly home.

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  9. That makes me wistful. Lovely to have someone like that to turn to and shocking to lose them.

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  10. re-inking
    my "Poet" stamp, and
    pounding it (but lovingly) on your page.

    you
    are that.

    C~

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  11. Love the image with the words. Great work.

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  12. Love poem, & a very good blog-- thanks for following over at RFBanjo!

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  13. it reads like a soft lullaby, lovely tale.
    beautiful writing!

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  14. with a poem like this I will definitely stay ;(

    Brilliant


    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  15. My home always has a light burning in the window after dark and I often stand in my yard and look in from the outside, knowing how welcoming it looks.

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  16. So very beautiful - the wish to feel needed, to have a purpose, be part of someone's life.

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  17. I love poems like this. It is like when something speaks to your soul. Wonderful work.

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  18. Your Magpie is truly lovely ....

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  19. Wonderfully written poetry...

    I really like how you reach to the soul with this and linger there for a bit.

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  20. This good...I love a house with a soul.

    b

    http://www.itcrossedmymindblog.com

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  21. Very much an enjoyable read! Beautifully written! =)

    -Weasel

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  22. Lovely. Very soulful. Really enjoyed your poem.

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  23. Beautiful Magpie, Rene! (I think this is a Magpie Tale, am I right?)

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  24. this was soft and warm and beautiful... warmed my heart

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  25. Rene this is truly beautiful! :-)

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