Friday, July 11, 2014

Fundamentals ~

A house I love, a bush, a tree 
a laughing child to play with me _

A task that fills the fragrant days 
but leaving time for prayer and praise _

A garden bright with pink and gold 
full harvest as the years grows old _

For every day some bookly gain 
for twilight, music's sweet refrain _

Good friends with gifts of cheer
and love, more tender year by year _

With these, and summertime at the door 
what mortal could ask for more!
(photo was taken by my husband, a beautiful lake, that we walk very often) 

65 comments:

  1. Indeed, the fundamental things apply. Both poem and photo draw one in.

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    1. Hi Geo
      Thank you.
      I hope you are enjoying summertime :)

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  2. Beautiful scene and beautiful poetry, Margie. Glad you're back.

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    1. Thanks very much, Faye.
      Your kind words mean so much.

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  3. thank you for coming to my blog and commenting!!!

    and thank you to lorraine, for asking you to come!!!

    what a beautiful blog you have!

    how talented you are!

    i am amazed at how people create poetry. simply amazed.

    but i need to just be glad, that some can do so.

    and that some of them, share with us, their work of love.

    gentle hugs,
    tessa~

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    1. Lovely to have you visit, Tessa,
      I love visiting your blog and go glad Lorraine told me about you.

      Many thanks for the kind words, they are so appreciated.

      Gentle hugs back dear lady ....

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  4. I like the idea of your "full harvest", Margie. I see you've been counting your blessings as I've been counting mine. Happy summer to you!

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    1. Hi Barb
      Yes, indeed Barb, I am counting my blessings as you are.
      So good to see you here.

      Happy summer to you....
      Smiles ....

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  5. So beautiful, Margie, both your poem and the photo. I have missed you, I am so glad you are back! :)

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    1. Many thanks dear Linda.
      Missed you, too.
      I hope you are feeling better today.

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  6. Love your poem's positive outlook and mood of gratitude. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Hi Sharmom
      You are so welcome and thanks so much.

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  7. Beautiful poem from a beautiful lady! reading this makes one feel GOOD!

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    1. Janet,
      How very kind.
      Thanks dear lady.

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  8. What a lovely poem it speaks of things I so enjoy. Beautiful picture. We have so much to enjoy and be thankful for. Hugs

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    1. Maggie
      I am happy you enjoyed my poem.
      Thanks so much

      Hugs

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  9. welcome back...smiles.
    bookly gain...ha...have gone through about 7500 pahes this summer so far...
    its great to have your fill of nature and children...they keep you young...

    hope your summer is going well...

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    1. Thanks for the welcome back, Brian, smiles back ...
      7500 is a lot of pages to have read so far .... happy reading ...

      My summer is going wonderfully, thank you.

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  10. Indeed, what more could we wish for? We're grateful ,as you are, for the essential things in life.that give us pleasure, like the walk along the lake displayed in the above picture.
    Thanks for putting it so poetically.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Duta
      I always enjoy sharing my poetry so you are most welcome.

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  11. Love the poem and the photo! Glad to see you're back.

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    1. Many thanks, Sandy on the kind words.
      It's nice to be back .... smiles

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  12. Ah - you have found a slice of heaven! Beautifully written!

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    1. Yes, a slice of heaven, ladyfi.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  13. A beautiful poem filled with the words of a grateful heart...lovely.

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    1. Sherri
      Thanks so much.
      Your kind words mean a great deal to me.

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  14. Hi Margie,
    I hope all is well. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love this poem. Perfect summertime poem:) Have a great Saturday!

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    1. Hi Lydia
      So very nice to have you visit again.
      I look forward to all your new recipes, the one you shared on Sunday was awesome and I made it, it turned out great, so tasty!

      So glad you loved my poem , thank you.

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  15. Yes, indeed...what mortal could ask for more! Beautifully written!

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    1. Mildred
      Thanks for the kind words.
      I have all I need to make my life complete and happy :)

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  16. Hi, Margie~
    It is so wonderful to see you back...I missed you.
    This was such a lovely poem as only you can write. Your heart is so gentle and filled with love. This shows in your beautiful words~
    Gorgeous photo and so calming~

    Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Jan
      Your kind words mean so much and touched my heart.
      Thanks dear lady.

      Hugs
      xoxo

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  17. So glad you enjoyed your break. Your beautiful poem tells me so. You, my dear blog friend are blessed. xx

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    1. Hello Bonnie
      My break was wonderful, special days spent with special people making special memories.
      I am truly blessed.

      Your kind words are so appreciated, thank you.
      xx

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  18. "Summertime at the door" is such a great image. The photo speaks volumes. Thanks for sharing what is in your heart.

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    1. Hi Carol
      Lovely to see you here and I thank you for the lovely comment

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  19. Such a beautiful poem! It's so nice to have you back :) I love that photo. What a beautiful lake to have nearby!

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    1. Thanks so much, Martha.
      We have many lakes that we visit, this is one of my favorites.

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  20. The fundamentals of life are truly the little things of beauty that matter most....this is magnificent Margie. :-)

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    1. How kind you are, Carrie.
      Many thanks on the kind words.

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  21. Oh angel the fundamentals .....love always, even later than i should my blog \i visit lol it's been a hell of a day, this is, as always, heartfelt and lovely

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    1. Hi Lorraine
      Hope today is going well for you and it's heavenly rather that hellish .... no more of those hellish days for you... LOL

      Your kind words mean the world to me, thank you.

      Love always my friend ....

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  22. All that you have mentioned here are blessings that we receive in life, right? Your lovely poem reminds me to be how grateful I should be with the present
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan
      Wonderful to see you here.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

      Hugs to you

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  23. Welcome back my special friend ;o)
    I love your words ;o)
    Beautiful photo ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Hi Stacy, it's good to be back, thanks for the welcome back dear girl.
      I love that you loved my words and photo.
      Thanks very much.

      Big Hugs back to you. xx

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  24. Hi Margie! Hope you had a wonderful break from blogging. Sounds like you did, as I read this wonderful poem. So peaceful and contented. Thank you for a lovely Saturday read :)
    Good to have you back, I missed you!
    Ceil

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    1. Hello Ceil
      I did have a wonderful break, thank you.
      I appreciate the visit and lovely comment, many thanks.

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  25. I have just read this wonderful poem, dear Margie...and I have to say, it has truly made my Sunday complete.
    It is so full of love and life, conjures up images of perfect peace and contentment.
    Oh how beautiful...:)

    Big Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine
      I felt joy to know my poem made your Sunday complete.
      That is a great compliment to me.
      You are so kind , thanks so much.

      Big Hugs back
      xxx

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  26. Welcome back Margie! What a sweet and lovely poem, I think you've taken such important concepts and phrased them so beautifully.

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    1. Hi Lisa
      Thanks on the welcome back and your lovely comment on my poem made me feel so good.
      Thanks very much.

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  27. This poem is lovely and so is the accompanying photo. I really enjoyed this post, Margie! Nicely done.

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    1. Hello Daisy
      I am thrilled you enjoyed my poem and thanks so much for the kind words, so much appreciated.

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  28. A beautiful poem and photo, Margie, that go together well! You are fortunate to live nearby!

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    1. Many thanks, Michael .
      I love the lake that is close to us , we love our times spent there.

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  29. sigh. so peaceful and beautiful Margie.

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  30. The fundamentals of a delightful summer. Calm, radiant, restful.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Hi Rob-bear
      How are you?
      I hope you are having a good summer and feeling well.

      Good to see you again and your comment is much appreciated.
      Thank you.

      Blessings and hugs to you .

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  31. As always, beauty with words illustrating the beauty path. May that always be your path my friend. My best to you and yours.
    Goodlife

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    1. Robert
      I was thinking of you a few days ago , I hope all is wonderful with you.
      So nice to see you here.

      Your kind and thoughtful words mean so much.
      Thank you.

      Goodlife, my friend ...

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  32. beautiful poem Margie loved the photo-ponds are so cool

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    1. Thanks very much, Kathy on the kind words.

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  33. Thank you my friend for bringing beauty and comfort to all our lives.
    Goodlife

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker