Thursday, February 21, 2013

Home


 

Sanctuary, four walls or more.
Scent of candles, low light.  
Encapsulate nature, continuation
of home.  Palm trees catch every breeze,
soft seats for writing and thinking,
oaks sturdy and magnificent overhead,
native grasses, fire pit lined by boulders,
natural seating from storm
downed tree. I flourish.

(Home in less than 48 words)

18 comments:

Hannah said...

Gorgeous, Judy!! I was sold on your first word and I love that it stands alone as a sentence...so worthy a start and the rest perfectly suits. ♥

Kerry O'Connor said...

This does sound like the perfect environment in which to flourish.

Other Mary said...

What a lovely place! Your final line, "I flourish" is the perfect closing too.

Margaret said...

A northerner most of my life and palm trees fascinate me. Peaceful, this poem

hedgewitch said...

A strong sense of place, and of coming to rest in a natural place, a natural fit. Lovely.

Marian said...

this is awesome. you know, it's so interesting, because your first couple lines give me an image, based on my own experience, that is blown apart by the existence of palm trees in this space. then for the rest of it, i'm just in wonder. very nice!

Helen said...

Please tell .. where is this place? I want to be there.

Laurie Kolp said...

Sounds like a wonderful home!

Mama Zen said...

Really lovely!

aprille said...

'four walls or more'...
not necessarily square then :-)
That immediately sets the tone for something exotic and of Eastern promise

manicddaily said...

Sounds pretty great. K.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful description Judy. It does sound like your home -- homes actually. You are so good at creating this feeling.

Mary said...

A perfect place to thrive!

lucychili said...

yes the garden sounds great, a happy place

Carrie Burtt said...

A flourishing home indeed! :-)

Grace said...

Perfect little home from storm drowned tree. I flourish, great ending ~

Enjoyed this terse and crisp poem ~

Old Ollie said...

nice - love the concept of a sanctuary - your images bring it to life

Lynne said...

Judy, I get the sense that no matter where you live, you will make the kind of home in which you flourish. This is truly beautiful.