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My Long Ago Home . . . (with Music & Voice recording)

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Earth Angel
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My Long Ago Home
Please Click Link above to hear music and my voice recording.

Music: Castle Gwynn” by Arlene Faith
From the album entitled: River of Dreams

            
Artist: Max Weber

My Long Ago Home
by Linda L. Dowd

The dampness of the cool, autumn air,
Musty smells of lichens and loam,
Ochres and russets of high rolling hills,
Remind me of my long ago home.

~ Mighty oaks in all of their splendor,
Rich browns of sedges and briar,
Denim blue skies span lochs and the highlands,
Forests ringing with magpie choir.


The earthy smell of fall’s leafy ground,
The pungent smoke of a hardwood fire,
Fond memories are stirred of simpler times,
Back home in the quaint, country shire.

~ Sheep grazing on emerald hillsides,
Pipes echoing thru’ dales and tors,
Peregrines circling cerulean skies,
Purple heather blanketing moors.


Hares scamper o’er dew-laden grass
Buck and doe stand in silence by stream
Trout leap from sparkling, clear waters
As I raptly look on in day dream.

~ Bluebells lining floors of woodlands,
Meadows teeming with bracken and thistles
Grouse roaming soft carpets of peat moss
Woods ringing with birdsong and whistles.


The dampness of the cool autumn air,
Musty smells of lichens and loam,
Ochres and russets of the high rolling hills,
Remind me of my long ago home.

~


[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (09-03-2008 02:35 PM).]

© Copyright 2008 Linda L. Dowd - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-02-2008 05:56 AM       View Profile for nourzihane   Email nourzihane   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nourzihane

Dear linda

creativity .... sparkling....and beauty
you have a sweet voice
http://image.arabseyes.com/files/images/b533f680a.gif

and accept my pass

love and hug
nourzihane
TheAnonDavid
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This is a wistfully nostalgic poem - I assume that 'your long ago home' is Scotland and your words and reading do justice to a beautiful country.
martiniat8
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the picture reminds me of Beatrix Potter's cabin in the lake district, but the words do remind me of the misty Scot highlands
sweet soft and full of dew
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4 posted 09-02-2008 07:42 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

While reading your beautifully evocative words (without your voice in this moment, will listen later), I automatically began to breathe deeper and felt like immersing in this peaceful almost otherworldly atmosphere ...

An absolutely captivating write, dear Linda Angelo Terrestre!

Wish I could step into the picture, which is very lovely too!

Love and hugs.
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

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5 posted 09-02-2008 10:45 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Thank you, dear Nourzihane, for the "Thank You". I have saved it to my picture folder as I did the "Our Love" one!

Love to you!
Linda
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TheAnonDavid ~

Yes, it is Scotland that I am referring to. I am of Scottish ancestory but have never stepped foot on her Celtic sod. The call is getting stronger...

Thank you!


Linda
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martiniat8 ~

I am pleased that you enjoyed my poem. Yes, the painting does remind me of that as well. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. Thanks for dropping by!

Warm hug,
EA
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Margherita que bonita ~

When you do get a chance to listen to the recording, I know that you will enjoy the music. I have become a huge fan of Arlene Faith's celtic violin!


Linda
Have a glorious day, girlfriend!
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makes me feel like ive lived there all my life yet never been there

violence may not be the answer, but it does make good headway

Robert E. Jordan
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10 posted 09-02-2008 12:52 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo dear Linda,

When I was working, I used to do a lot of engineering consultation in Scotland.

It's a lovely place, and I have many old friends there.

You should visit Scotland.

I even liked the haggis.

Love Bobby
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11 posted 09-02-2008 04:12 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Lovely!  My favourite of yours, Linda . . . I think (too many to recall all at once)!

- Owl
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Hi, Linda!  I'd like to think I too had a long ago home like that.  In fact I think I probably did because I long for the peace depicted in your words.  Even now here at 3.10am the traffic is a-buzz.  Was awoken with a call from my youngest son who is presently touring Portland but I'm glad to have this opportunity of reading your pulling words.

Oh, Scotland is great but for South Africans the weather is a bit hard to take.

Love
Helen
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Hotflakes!!!

Where the "Hell" have you been?!? Methinks you might have been visiting the bonny land of Scotland!

Giving you a warm hug and a smile,
EA
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Bobby, you're a man who definitely has gotten to see the world! Your engineering education paid off ~ in more ways than one!

May your day be one of continued exploration!


Linda

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Owl ~

Oh, shuckums, Diana ~ you say the sweetest things!

btw, I could say the same sweet things about every poem of yours that I have had the privilege of reading! ~ This is my favourite ~ No, this is my favourite... lol

Love you!
Linda xo
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Bunches of Honey ~

Hi, Honey! I gather from your reply that you are 6 hours ahead of where I live in Canada. It is almost 9 AM here so it must be going on 3 PM there. So I say to you, "Good Afternoon!" and to me you could say, "Good Morning!"

So your son is touring Portland! Have you ever visited the U.S.? I can imagine that you are eagerly awaiting his safe return. No matter the age of our children, the protective mother hen is alive and well in us! lol

Love you too!
Linda
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Hello Angel, this is beautiful both hearing your voice and listening...I don't understand 3 or 4 words (as a french who have to study english) but I feel the deep emotion of the poem...

thanks

  yann
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Since I am also of Scottish ancestry this poem has a special place in my heart, Linda.
Feels like home to me.
                                   Ida
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Yann ~

I daresay that there are many whose mother tongue is English who might not know all the words. I had to look up the spelling of some of them! lol

Thanks for dropping by, my dear Frenchman!

Linda
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Dear Ida, it warms my heart to know that this poem has a special place in yours!

Love and Highland hugs,
Linda
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

I can smell,see, and touch everything in your long ago home dear EA~

Beautiful write, lovely voice as well!


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ARCTIC, what a lovely response! Smiling here!

Thank you!

Happy autumnal hugs,
EA
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Dear Linda, now I listened to your sweet voice and the music, and now I feel this peace even stronger, but also a touch of melancholy. I do long for such places where one can experience nature and serenity, as if immersed in a distant past.

Such a pleasure to experience this with you.

Love and hugs.
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

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My dear Margherita! I'm so pleased that you were able to listen to this one! I love the celtic violins and thought that the music would complement my words. Thank you for reading, listening, and replying!

Love 'n hugs & some more love ~ and more hugs! lol

Linda xo
 
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