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Dixie Land Delight

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Marge Tindal
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Dixie Land Delight
~*Marge Tindal*~

There's a place way down in Dixie Land
that simmers with delight
Where you'll hear friends harmonizing
on any given night

It rolls with southern accent
easily off the tongue
Belles and gents in casual attire
Salutations of  - Y'all come !

Bring your spirit of genteel manner
Sit with us among the bowers
Sipping fresh-squeezed lemonade
midst fragrant magnolia flowers

Where a handshake just says 'Howdy'
Coffee's perking in the pot
Come on down to Dixie Land
We'll share with you what we've got

Swaying branch of stately oak
Sun waltzing in promenade
Lazy hammock swinging
sleepily in the shade

Howdy, folks ... pull up a chair
We're life-story exchangers
Hope you'll tell us 'bout yourself
cause we don't cotton much to strangers

A little music from the fiddle
plays on through 'til dawn
Welcome to the friendly South
Mama's got the vittles on

You'll find it so enchanting
You'll want to stay the night
Welcome to my slice of Heaven
My Dixie Land Delight





 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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~Marge,...oh I love this!!!  I work for a woman who grew up there and it made me think of her and her family that are still there.  Truly a great piece,...it sang it's way to me.  It's a very inviting piece. I like that. Take care.
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SpitFire~
Thank you, hon.
I hope you'll share it with her ...
that would make me one happy Southern Belle.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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~Marge,...hehe, I just printed it. Thank you again.
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SpitFire~
Let me know if she enjoys it.
My thanks to you.  
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
           noles1@totcon.com             



[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 06-02-2000).]
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Fantastic imagery Marge.
Felt like stomping my feet and slapping my thigh to the music in this  
GREAT  
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe




[This message has been edited by tracie66 (edited 06-03-2000).]
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I wantta go there!!!...but I can't, except with this poem.  Thank you Marge for the trip!
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Delightful, Marge!  

Denise
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Marge~
    My dear, you couldn't have gotten it more right!  I don't think I could even enjoy living anywhere as much as I do here in the South.  We are life-story exchangers, aren't we?  And we like to share in everything.  The first thing I can ever remember being told by my grandmother when I was little goes like this:
     My cousins and I were staying with her one day in the summer, and we were playing and having a ball - as usual.  We all had a bunch of toys and playthings, and everything was wonderful.  Some of the kids from across the way were walking down the road and decided to stop by and see what we were doing.  They wanted to play, too, but (you know us kids  )  we didn't want to give up any of our toys.  My grandmother walked right up to me and bent down and whispered in my ear -- (little one, you are from the south.  We believe in hospitality here.  That means that you share what you have, anything you have, with anyone who needs it, like you would share it with your own family.  That is what makes you special.)  I have never forgotten those words.  

     So, I extend a hearty welcome to all who want to come visit us, too.  From the heart of Mississippi here, ya'lls welcome!!!!!



Love Ya~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
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Marge, could almost smell the magnolias--wait a second---I DO smell magnolias--right outside my window...beautifully done, MOM.

other images came to mind--creme de menthe, fried catfish, and somehow, somebody always seems to be playing checkers/dominoes....and
lazy dragonflies (once saw a lavender one) it all sounds so cliche' until you're there and you feel like you're in a movie...

[This message has been edited by serenity (edited 06-02-2000).]
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Tracie~
COME ON DOWN !  We'll have a toe-tapping good time !

Martie~
YES YOU CAN !  Frequent Poet's Discount !

Denise~
Tee-Hee !  
'Dixie Land 'DELIGHT'-FUL !

TerryW~
I like your grandmother.  She sounds just like mine !  
Are we lucky or what ?

Serenity~
Yes !  Yes !  Yes !
And a little harmonica serenading the
world to sleep.
Lights - Camera - Action !

Thanks to all for liking this.
Y'all come !  
~*Marge*~


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what a unique poem Marge!

 Kathleen
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I love this poem...
Oh yeah and thanks for the History lesson, Teacher! Now I finally know what Dixieland is!
Thanks for showing it to me in all it's splendour through your words!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Marge, Yelp! Loved this one. We southerners are just a good ol' bunch. Proud to be part of the package you wrote about, thanks. marcy
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Marge, this is a beautiful description of life in the South. Thank you for sharing it with us.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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Kathleen~
Uniquely Southern ?
That's me !  Thank you.

Lil' Lizzie~
Now you know how the Mason-Dixon line was drawn in America.  I'm pleased that you asked and more than pleased to share with you.  Love you too !  

Marcy~
Glad to have you in 'the package'.
Pleased you saw yourself.

LoveBug~
Thanks, hon.
Come on down and experience it for yourself !
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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