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View From a Porch
by Tinka Boukes
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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"View From A Porch"

Wicker rocker
Cooling breeze
Perched between home and the world
In a place all my own
Time slows down
Little pleasures begged to be savored
Stay as long as you like
Simple enough ritual
Loose ends all wrapped up
Nothing fretted over
Breathtaking views offer inspiration
Behold nature’s wonders
Fog lifts, gives way to sparkling water
Escape to my favorite place, not far away
Traditional memories now being played
Listened contentedly, redolent of days gone by
Must have been invented for vacationing in the past
Screened in to shelter us from soaking up the present
Low clouds slowly race across the sky
As the wind ripples through them erratic
Steal a quiet moment as the sun veils the porch
A cool breeze holds me as I drift off to sleep
The sound of the ocean waves invigorates the senses
Takes charge of empty feelings, forbids them to move in
Summer’s pleasures have taken up residence
Reveal their glory as they reach into my soul
Day turns into night where black silhouettes appear
Casts their shadows against the dreaming lambency of the moonlight
As they survey the windless and tide-less sea
It drifts along past the quiet solitude of the dunes
Pausing now and then to peer up at the star-filled sky
A new dawn brushes away the darkness with new promises
Flicked here and there – welcomes all visitors.

Copyright © 2004 R. Lance Sheridan


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Reviewed by Pamela garner 8/25/2007
Beautiful. Felt as though I was there. Love,Pamela
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/7/2007
I love this poem, music and the view, I have seen and been here a few times!
I need to go back!
WArmly, Warrior Sheeeoox
A Gem I will savor and treasure!
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 7/28/2007
Rock on y'all!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 7/27/2007
oh bless you, bless you...i so needed this at this very moment...i'm gazing into that picture and feeling that breeze...i shall add this to my library for the next time I'm feeling closed in...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 7/27/2007
an enchanting capture, tinka & lance. wonderful imagery!
peace and blessings,
Reviewed by J M 7/26/2007
Beautiful Imagery Tinka.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/26/2007
You mean people live near the sea, and the Sun shines. I thought it only rains by the sea, or if lucky pelts down.... Divine dream indeed..
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 7/26/2007
Tinka and Lance? wonderful, wonderful...serene, idyllic...visual and spiritual treat...

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/26/2007
Gimme, gimme, gimme... I have been away from my very own beach scenario for 24 hours already and can't wait to get back tomorrow... You took me there today, at least, Tinks, for which I can't be grateful enough! Even if this were just an inkblot it would STILL be a great poem to me... which it isn't and which it is, if you get my drift......... ARRRRRRRRRRGH it's the lack of sea air.... LOL K :))
Reviewed by Morning Star 7/26/2007
Beautiful poetic thoughts
They reminds me of a lazy and relaxing Sunday afternoon
Enjoying the view o the ocean the sitting in your porch
Deep in thought!
Outstanding collaboration Lance and Tinka
Hugssss Love Peace and Joy to both of you...Yolie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/26/2007
Beautiful collabortion, Lance and Tinka...a lovely view and mood.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by m w 7/26/2007
Another fine write
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/26/2007
new dawn brushes away the darkness with new promises

Lovely view, lovely picture, and a lovely poem, Tinky.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/26/2007
Hyannis on Cape Cod, the beach house had that porch with the sea view where one of my grandfather sat, rocking back and forward his rocking chair as he smoke a pipe of sweet tobacco with his eyes way out, beyond horizon and time, lost himself in inner toughts.
It was a white porch too.
Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 7/26/2007
This is one of your best pieces, Tinka.
Without hesitation my thoughts hooked a line from a Small Faces song, Lazy Sunday Afternoon. The line was, 'Close my eyes and drift away.' This was triggered by your line:
'A cool breeze holds me as I drift off to sleep'

Ah, the thought of it

Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 7/26/2007
Lance and Tinka...very relaxing write...Beautiful collab. Hugs, Peggy
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/25/2007
Thanks for the repost, I don't recall this gem,and I'm glad to have a chance to read it! You write beautifully together!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/25/2007
Another warm and welcome write from the two of you that captures the heart and the romance of a summer day at the beach house.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/25/2007
That porch needs a hammock & ME! Damn, I would never leave that porch, eating all my meals outside, pausing inside only once a awhile to shower...don't want to be "STINKY"...peace and love, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/25/2007
This is a portrait of words, Tinka, so beautiful and soothing to the senses. Rich hues color your thoughts and the soft breeze, like a paintbrush, whispers upon the soul. Excellent offering, Tinks!
Take care,
Reviewed by H Cruz 7/25/2007
Awesome tinka, I like your veiwpoint too!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/25/2007
A view I had for many years, brings back many wonderful memories! You are making me soooooooooooooooo homesick! Fantastic write and the air smells good too.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/25/2007
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 7/25/2007
Great collaboration and write, a serenity prevailing in this wonderful poem. Victor
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/25/2007
Tinka, excellent write, wonderful imagry.

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/25/2007
This is easy like Sunday mornin...
well done

Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 7/25/2007
Ahh Tinka, I get the feeling that I am home!!
Lovely write and pic...
your island friend, Jenni
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/25/2007
I sure wish I was sitting there with you Tinka and Lance, taking in all the beauty and serenity of the scene you have described. Lovely work.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 7/25/2007
Outstanding write Tinka
supurb imagery, I felt as if I were there
sitting at that cozy looking porch
taking in deep breaths of the salty breeze
Listening to the sound of the surf
Thank you, for taking me there.

Love & Peace
Reviewed by Tiana Jett (Reader) 7/25/2007
I love the serene feel of this beautiful collaboration, Tinka ... I loved to hang out on my porch and just chill ... hugs
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/25/2007
oh to have time with loose ends tied up! Such a lovely peaceful feel to this write-i love it
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 7/25/2007
One of my favorite places - Offered beautifully for all-Without plane fare-{So wonderful}-love to you <>Ted
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/25/2007
A beautiful written poem that shows the talent the poet has in his descriptive portrayal of what he sees and feels.

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