An English Summer's Day

Delicia Powers By Delicia Powers, 31st Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/26stjwtx/
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A soft and rainy summer's night brought restless memories of a time when I first saw and fell in love with the country of my ancestors, England.

Summer in England

Looking again down the street-rows
At Dickens’ cobble stones
Of hundreds of years ago...

The market-place still
Sings that same song,
Offering up its wares
With a rich cockney voice,
That saucily-slanted
Tweed capped,
Weather-faced, cadence of time.

Scattered about the countryside,
Cathedrals regally sprawled.
Epochs of history
Stone etched, and silhouetted
Permanently on a misty sky.

Mingling with the clouds,
The roaming hills
Slope down,
To tuck the
thatched roofed cottages
safely in their round...

Overlooking
A tapestry of green,
Those aromatic
Grasses of the field.

Sweet memories-
The softness of the breeze,
And an English summer's day.


Photo Credit: Copyright 2009, dennisredfield Flickr.
Widecombe in the Moor, England.
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Cathedrals, Countryside, England, London, Love, Memories, Poetry About Life, Summer, Wife

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author avatar Delicia Powers
I write poetry to share the beauty surrounding me in my beloved Maine. My hope simply is- in sharing it, you discover the beauty inside you; and write poetry too...

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Lovely, as always!

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author avatar Retired
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Lovely indeed--Nice-Dicken's cobblestone! ;-)

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author avatar Buzz
1st Aug 2011 (#)

This is just beautiful, Delicia, a poem royally written. Thanks again for sharing.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Morning David, rama devi nina,and Buzz, thanks for your kind comments, Mike was station in many different parts of beautiful England in the 80's and 90's my girls grew up in England and my son was born there, it was the home of our young lives...a part of my heart still remains there:0) Thanks again for stopping by my friends!

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author avatar Denise O
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Such lovely words of a place I yearn to be. I have always wanted to go to England, ever since I was a young girl and I received my first tea set. My Grandpa's side of the family came over from England. Just a lovely poem on England Delicia, Between your words and that gorgeous picture I was there with you. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Hello Denise, you would love England, I hope you get a chance to go... I hope to return one day...Thanks for your lovely comment my friend:0)

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author avatar jayababy
1st Aug 2011 (#)

B'ful green tapestry and a wonderful poem, Thx for sharing this beauty with us.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Wow - I felt you took me right there. Beautiful, Delicia.

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author avatar Songbird B
1st Aug 2011 (#)

This is wonderful, and I feel such a sense of pride when your poetic flow encompasses my country, Delicia...You grace us with so much charm... Just beautiful my friend..\0/x

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Nearly Lunch time again, oh my- where do these summer days go, they are so much longer than our winter's days, but so busy... time just flies-it is beautiful, warm and breezy, the sun is crisp- that sharp and clear bright, almost like a fall day- yet much to warm for that...anyway enough rambling on ...I have been watering the gardens and came inside to have my much needed cup of tea, one of my habits from my wonder-days in England...LOL! Thank you jayababy, Steve and Songbird for being so kind and stopping by,you are a even brighter spot in my already fantastic day...:0)!

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author avatar Denise O
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Delicia, How do your kids feel about their travels, while y'all were serving our country. Thank you by the way. I know it was a pain at times, being a child, making friends and then having to leave but, I just cherished those I had the pleasure of being in their company for a few and moved on. So excited for the next place we would go and the new things I would see. It was hard times for us, since we were in Japan and Guam during Nam but, looking back on it, what a wonderful opportunity I was afforded, that most never get.
I was just out back with the dogs, in my mostly green yard (allergies, you know) and I thought, what a beautiful sight you and Mike have, when you wake up each morning. Between y'alls writing and the photos, it is like being there with you. Y'all are the colour point of my day. Now, I am procrastinating so, I better stop and go work on that page. Have a great lovely day.:)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Hi Denise, We were very lucky and while we did some earlier posts and moves we stayed in England for the most part of of Mikes 22 years in the Air Force, we loved England it reminded us of home...my kids speak of it with great love and fond memories, My girls are a bit older than my son he was in the 3rd grade when Mike retired, but we all dream of returning for a visit one day ! Thanks Denise and you have a great day, hope you are continuing to feel better my friend!!:0)

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author avatar richardpeeej
1st Aug 2011 (#)

What a beautiful poem Delicia. I love going abroad on holiday but I equally love coming home too. I have lived in England for 28 years now though I was born in Wales....

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Aug 2011 (#)

Hello Richard, thanks for your comment:0) England was such, such a big part of my family's life... I hope that I will return one day and find it much the same, of that I have little doubt:0) thanks again Richard!

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Aug 2011 (#)

An interesting poem about summer day. Thank you dear sister Delicia.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
2nd Aug 2011 (#)

This was just lovely, Delicia. I've always wanted to visit England and Ireland, too. Someday I will get there. Thank you..

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author avatar barbara bethard
4th Aug 2011 (#)

all that green bout makes my teeth hurt haha but then I am such a desert person...
really Delicia the poem takes one ack in time just like you meant it to...I could hear the clatter of wooden wheels on the cobblestone...gorgeous!!

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
8th Aug 2011 (#)

Oh how lovely, wish I could go there.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
8th Aug 2011 (#)

I have put it in the wish list for god to see, hee hee.

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author avatar MidgetGem
22nd Aug 2011 (#)

Delicia, I love your user name :) Have you seen a 1940s film called A Canterbury Tale? It is absolutely enchanting and as an English countryside lover I'm sure you would enjoy it. Thanks for this delightful article about my part of the world..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Aug 2011 (#)

Hello MidgetGem, thank you! I love England with much the same passion as I love my home of New England- both have stolen my heart forever.LOL Thanks for your kind comment and for stopping by:0)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
13th Mar 2013 (#)

this is so yummy...thank you....

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Mar 2013 (#)

morning cn!...thank you my friend:0)

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