Night on the Farm

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Moods from my past life in Dixie.

Night on the Farm

 

Some ‘ole tune croons from the 'ole radio..

Crazy…crazy for thinking…

Candles flicker darkly amidst cornered spaces

Bare toes sachet across creaky timber

 

Outside a lone bird bellows his haunting song

The air crackles as a distant storm approaches

Faint smells of aqua fill the atmosphere

A rustle of leaves stir along the overhang

 

The heavens turn angry, clouds erupt, splintering the sky

Mammoth drops pursue as if chasing the veil away

Clattering, crashing, the downpour, spouts and spurts on the ‘ole tin roof

Swirling off gutters, into pails and waterbearers, all

 

As quickly as it swells, the tempest settles out

Quirky rodents dart in and out of secret passages

‘Ole farm cat perks up on the porch rail

Geese squawk along the terrace path behind

 

-M. Jacobs

 

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SavVySam commented on Night on the Farm

04-22-2010

I really enjoyed this channeling of atmospheres to create a rich setting and mood, one so three dimensional I swear that I could smell the rain as it cut loose...! Very nicely penned piece!

danmartyjake1

04/22/2010

I am charmed that you found "Night on the Farm" and enjoyed it. I lived tis experience on the old farm I lived on as a young girl, hence the "realness" felt in the poem. many thanks ;-)

knight4696 commented on Night on the Farm

03-10-2010

Marion - What a beautiful poem. The imagery in this is superb ,,, felt like I was there. Very nice! :) Ken

danmartyjake1

03/10/2010

I grew up in a place that was in this poem and it was nice to relive it in these words. I am so grateful that you enjoyed living in the memory place, as well, even though it was only a brief poem. ;-)

alb29oclfl commented on Night on the Farm

03-03-2010

thank you for awaking some pleasurable childhood memories

danmartyjake1

03/03/2010

My pleasure, thanks for responding to "Night on the Farm".

gogant commented on Night on the Farm

03-02-2010

An enjoyable verse of country sounds and sights...I too heard the rain on a tin roof...just a lovely night you have waked us through with this poem, Marian.................................................gogant

danmartyjake1

03/03/2010

Thank You for your kind words for "Night on the Farm". I am so grateful that many readers found it and have been enjoying it so much.

castlemist commented on Night on the Farm

03-02-2010

I like this a lot Marian..I for the most part in rural Ohio and can hear and smell the rain as I read it...great job!

danmartyjake1

03/03/2010

Thanks for reading "Night on the Farm" and your kind words for it. I am sure that it brings back happy times for a lot of people, as it did for me.

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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