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by Morgan B Merriweather

Thursday, October 07, 2010
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Past the barn,

up the side of the hill where the sheep graze

along the stream that trickles over the stones

to the cemetery gate where tiger lilies grow

and the fireflies, carry out their tactical night games.

I view the house below like the gaggle of geese protecting the yard

and cherish my childhood visits.


I recall that day, in her kitchen of tranquility, Grandma,

fluently, with chamomile calm, stated her wishes for when she’d pass.


“I come to the garden alone.”


listening, as if she were weaving between the romance languages

at the Dorchester with the ladies for afternoon tea,

I, attempted a translation of her tea spoon prophecy.

Sitting, cradled in the spoon, unbalanced and tipped to one side,

perplexed, as that cohesive drop on the convex side rippled,

outward ebulliently to spurt over the rim into a pool of fear.

I, standing quietly, somber and statuesque,

had only a simple penny toss wish for her, or maybe me.


Saint Therese of Lisieux would leave a little flower in the garden.


Past the barn,

up the side of the hill where the sheep graze

along the dried stream of soothed stones

to the cemetery gate where tiger lilies grow

and the fireflies, carry out their tactical night games.

I will view the house below like the gaggle of geese that protect the yard

and cherish my childhood memories.






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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/26/2010
Beautifully couched memoir but I LOVE the descriptions in the teaspoon prophecy! The idea of this is really grabbing and would make a wonderful poem all of its own. Houses as a gaggle of geese is also captivating. Great stuff, Morgan! xx
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/21/2010
nice reflective verse Morgan, one of my aunts use to read tea cups if any of the residue was left in the cup, what you have versed here is what verse is all about, the poet, the expression for whatever reason, love, anger, reflection and the beat goes on. Some people try to box the poet in with poetic protocol, style and form. Verse can have as many different styles as all the millions of poets that write it. cheers
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/20/2010
A very evocative and accomplished poem, Morgan
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 10/16/2010
What a lovely write, full of wonderful images

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/14/2010
Morgan your lovely poetry is
such a beautiful experience
to read...and to feel...

Love's Bounty & Pasture

Reviewed by Barbara Henry 10/10/2010
Wonderful,your diction in this poem is superb. I went right along with you as I read; I visualized the "soothed" stones,smooth, and calm from constant friction.
The picture(of the buildings) is reminiscent of some of the buildings of my childhood.
Very nostalgic,but very beautiful too.
Continued success.
Barbara J Henry
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 10/9/2010
This is very fine indeed.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/8/2010
What a beautiful photograph to match your cherished memories. God bless and may you keep your Grandmother and your memories close to your heart...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/8/2010
The images and phrases Christine mentions are the ones that strike me too for their power and beauty. The entire work has a strong sense of place, firm and meaningful, and a depth that will stay with me a long time.
This is very fine indeed, Morgan.

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/8/2010
Lovely written sentiments. A writing very well done.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/8/2010
This is most engaging poetry, Morgan; truly lovely and it awakens emotions deep within my "self." Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/8/2010
Morgan, I love the way you repeated the first stanza, it really drives home your intentions.
Memories are very sacred and you have given us a peek into yours.
Beautiful poetry.

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/8/2010

A beautiful nostalgic write.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/8/2010
Wow, this really came together. I love the chamomile calm, and the fireflies and their tactical night games!
Be well,
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 10/8/2010
wow...wonderful memories dear Morgan.. nicely depicted.... best wishes :) neerja
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/8/2010
You express your memories in beautiful descriptive words. I wish I could write as well.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/8/2010
Morgan, this is breathtakingly beautiful. So many gorgeous phrases and sentiments. I'm saving this into my library.

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