Friday, July 22, 2011

These I've Loved

These I’ve Loved

Elizabeth-Ellen Long

These I’ve loved since I was little;
Wood to build with or to whittle,

Wind in the grass and falling rain,

First leaves along an April lane,

Yellow flowers, cloudy weather,

River-bottom smell, old leather,

Fields newly plowed, young corn in rows,

Back-county roads and cawing crows,

Stone walls with stiles going over,

Daisies, Queen Anne’s lace and clover,

Night tunes of crickets, frog songs too,

Starched cotton cloth, the color blue,

Bells that ring from white church steeple,

Friendly dogs and friendly people


Lori said...

Lovely words, lovely photos. I love all the color.

Hey, I know that friendly person. Good choice!

What a great way to start a Friday. Thanks for brightening my day, Prude

ScheltyDebate said...

Love it! :)

Robin J. Steinweg said...

This is the first time I've read a poem by The Prude, and I am already craving more!

Hey, friendly person and friendly dog, Love you!

What a great way to end a Friday--reading The Prude Disapproves!

Joanie said...

"These are a few of my favorite things." Like, Like, Like!

Donna Boucher said...

I like that poem. I have never heard it. Thank you for sharing it!!