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I am From ... (Also Inspired by Amaryllis)

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Alison
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I am from hauling wood on cold fall mornings
As an outside fire crackles the chill from the air
And creates misty-smoke clouds on a raw day
I am from squabbles, shouts and songs sung
That skirted low-bush blueberry bushes

I am from dishpans and water buckets
And frozen springs in winter
Cold hands warmed by cups of cocoa
While eclectic musical choices spilled
From windows and doors

(Opera danced well with bagpipes)

I am from volatile tempers
Swinging from emotional highs and lows
Harsh words brushed aside
With kisses and hugs and cookies
I am from run-on sentences, belly laughter
And monsters under my bed

I am from the mountains thrust from volcanoes
From an inlet spanning clam beaches
I am from a land that never grows dark
And a land blind to the light
As the north wind drifts doors shut

I am from Lupine and hayfields
And the first Violets of spring dainty in tall grass
I am from horses, dogs and cats everywhere
A life of chaotic joy and tomorrow dreams
I am from a story yet complete

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Alison



[This message has been edited by Alison (09-20-2010 12:30 AM).]

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1 posted 09-20-2010 12:12 AM       View Profile for Amaryllis   Email Amaryllis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis

Oh you did one too, Alison!  I love it!  This is such a pleasure to read... oh-so-full of crisp images, giving us a glimpse of the beauty you live in... splendidly done     
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Best~
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2 posted 09-20-2010 12:16 AM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Thank you ~ you inspired me.

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3 posted 09-20-2010 12:26 AM       View Profile for Amaryllis   Email Amaryllis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis

And I`m delighted and humbled that anything I scribble could inspire, A... this is so much better than mine; I adore it  
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4 posted 09-20-2010 12:28 AM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I have to disagree with you .. yours was fine, so fine.

A
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These..the original and the inspirations, are all lovely... there is when one looks at where we are from..a lot of common  areas.

beautifully done ma'am.. and a pleasure to read
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6 posted 09-20-2010 08:29 AM       View Profile for Eusta B. Mae   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eusta B. Mae

Alison-I'm so glad you joined in on this! you did not disapoint!  It was wonderfully full of color, characters and life! Thanks for sharing! ebm
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7 posted 09-20-2010 07:54 PM       View Profile for naturegirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for naturegirl

Can such a wonderful place exist? You took me to somewhere totally unlike anywhere I have been before...thank you I loved this & am going to read Amaryllis' original posting.
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8 posted 09-20-2010 08:19 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Alison,another great "I am" poem. Sounds like you. A pleasure to read. latearrival  
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9 posted 09-21-2010 10:22 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
A life of chaotic joy and tomorrow dreams



Dear Alison, I love everything in this poem and the above quoted is just fantastic.

I didn't want this to end ... it's so nice to discover more of us. Now and for always Alaska will be associated with Alison in my mind and heart.

Love and hugs, beautiful poetess.
Margherita
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what a beautiful picture your words draw Alison
I am from being enchanted with this
Margherita
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11 posted 09-24-2010 02:31 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Again, I didn't want it to end, dear Alison.

Just love it!

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great 'reply' posting to a fine initial idea and 'write'!
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13 posted 09-25-2010 10:50 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Dear Alison - This is truly wonderful and an absolute pleasure to read!

Helen
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14 posted 06-16-2011 11:25 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I can't believe that I failed to thank any of you for your replies.  Sometimes, I am just thoughtless.

Thank you - this is one of my favorite poems - thank you.

A
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15 posted 06-26-2017 08:19 PM       View Profile for Daddy Goose38   Email Daddy Goose38   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Daddy Goose38

Hey, Ali?  How did I even happen on this one?  I know you can't take me with you, but you just did.
Love,
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