Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Porch Rocking Chair

On our front porch my husband and I sit on our rockers after he comes home from work.   We enjoy a glass of wine before dinner and talk about the days activities.  It's a special time for us to reconnect.   Enjoying nature's beauty from our porch sheltered from the hot evenings sun and good conversation is a simple pleasure for sure.  I don't take these simple pleasures for granted.  I treasure them.  Daniel S. McTaggart explains lovely in this poem.

Old Chair on the Porch

of all the rocking chairs on that porch
the old one was the one
everybody fought to sit in

even though the other two
were brand new
with flowered cushions and pads

the old one wobbled and creaked
and paint flaked off in chips
both large and small

yet somehow it molded
to the comfort of those
who managed to win its seat

maybe they weren't aware
of paint flecks sticking to their clothes
after they left the porch

but talks they had over lemonade
from that old chair made sure
they took a piece of it with them anyway




11 comments:

Michelle @ between cottage and cabin said...

A simple pleasure that needs to be treasured- thanks for sharing with us.

stefanie said...

great chair and great post!!!

Judy said...

Such comfort!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

What a wonderful practice that is! It just made me relax reading it! LOL! Thanks for sharing your little secret to a good marriage! :)

Zuzu said...

Wonderful post, Amy! I love the poem, but what I really love is that you and your sweetie take time to rock & talk together! So sweet! :)
Have a lovely week,
Zuzu

Anonymous said...

Hello, I found this blog through the wonders of google. I must say I'm surprised and flattered you enjoyed my poem. Have you used others of mine? Or just this one? Just wondering.

A little background: This poem was indeed inspired by my grandmother's porch. A stopover for many people and relatives wishing to delve into lazy conversation and a brief cup of raspberry tea.

If you would like to talk poetry and stuff, you can find me on facebook or send a message through Author's Den. Which is where I assume you found the poem.

Thank you for enjoying my poem. I really appreciate the comments!

Daniel S. McTaggart
Morgantown, WV

Natasha said...

Your poem and image are just beautiful. I often think that my hubby and I should do this kind of thing a bit more...I think I will email a link to your post to him!

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
Natasha.

Beverly said...

What a wonderful post!!! LOVE it. Me and my husband need more of that type of time!

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Anonymous said...

The art of enjoying a quiet moment on the porch feels somewhat lost these days. Maybe that comes from trying to move too fast. Slow down and enjoy the quiet.

Daniel S. McTaggart

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Amy...I love the poem! We do the same thing and I am looking forward to when we can do it again.
It is interesting that you mentioned that "Rudy" was your favorite movie. The woman I bought it from said the same exact thing!! I haven't watched it yet. A bit to busy to concentrate...but soon! I can't wait now. I will let you know what I think!! :)
Hugs,
Mona