Monday, March 09, 2015

Blueprints ~

Here on the bridge to Dreamland _
Life _ just as we have always pictured it 
A home with a room for all, not too grand _
Family and friends about, who value simple realities 
Loyalty _ sincerity _ old-fashioned devotion _
Treasures upon which depression has had no effect 
Those who love us for ourselves _
Not for the accidents of possession and accumulation.

    A cottage, or a large estate _
    Spanish, French or out-of-date
    Rose vines? _ Yes _ and fragrant, too _
    More important _ You and YOU!
    There to share it all with me _ 
     Five or ten or fifty-three 
     Voices, laughter, movement, life _
     And an end to useless strife  
     Time to catch the sun's last beams _
     As I cross the Bridge to Dreams.

(my home is my castle ... 
photo was taken on a very wintry and snowy day.)

56 comments:

  1. Margie, I love this poem, it 'speaks' to me. Thanks so much for sharing, and I love this photo! :)

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    1. Linda, I am so glad my poem 'speaks to you'
      Your comment made me smile and I thank you!
      I do love my home! xx

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  2. A vigorously happy poem, Margie, and your home is lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much, Geo.
      I am blessed to have my 'lovely home' but it's the people I share it with that make my heart overflow with joy!

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    1. Athira, thanks very much on the kind words!

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  4. i am glad your home is such a beautiful place..
    both inside and out...and the feeling you give it
    through your words...

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    1. Oh, thank you, Brian!
      I appreciate that!

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  5. Full of love and joy! Wonderful.

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    1. ladyfi, I loved your comment!
      Many thanks!

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  6. Wow!! beautiful home for beautiful people:)

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    1. Vandana, thanks dear girl.
      That is such a sweet thing to say!

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  7. well wow this is one of your best in my opinion and I love your beautiful house in the snow. Well done Margie!!

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    1. How kind you are, Sandy.
      Your sweet words made me smile , many thanks!

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  8. beautiful! picture and words!!

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  9. Very beautiful, Margie! Home is where the heart is.

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    1. Thanks very much, Martha.
      My heart is here in my home that I love so much!

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  10. I like this one, Margie. I can feel the love and warm you have for your home. Beautiful. Let's talk soon. Take care.

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    1. Hi Anne
      Thanks for the kind words!
      They are appreciated so much!

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  11. Beautiful poem and home as well, Margie. I'd love to visit, but will only make it in my dreams.

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    1. Faye, it would be wonderful to have you visit, my door is always open!
      Thanks very much on the kind words!

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  12. I love this so much again i have no words good enough for your poetry no compliments grand enough to show my appreciation, I love this, I love your home, I love that you love your home, and never take anything for granted. You are an angel through and through.....

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    1. Lorraine , now, you go and make me cry again , stop it, stop it!
      No, it's okay, as they are tears of joy!
      Your lovely comment touched my heart greatly!
      Thanks dearest friend , love you,always! xo xo

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  13. You are such a talented and beautiful soul, dear Margie and you do have a lovely and warm home...even in the winter, cold and snow :)

    Your poem says it all. Family, friends and hearth are what you are all about. What a lovely person you are~

    Hugs and Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan,dear lady, how wonderful of you to leave such a lovely comment!
      It means so much to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      Hugs and Love back to you
      xo xo

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  14. Truly a "beautiful haven"
    Love Gail
    peace.....

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    1. Many thanks, Gail

      Peace and love to you ...

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  15. Poem portrays a blueprint of the perfect home very well.. Who you share it, is what I like most. The other really doesn’t matter without this.

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    1. Anthony , you are so right about who you share your home with is what matters the most!
      I am blessed by those who share my home with me!

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, it is truly appreciated!

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  16. A beautiful poem and a beautiful home dear Margie. it brings back many memories looking at your house :) UK houses are nothing like American one's and what I miss most in summer is a screen door lol Thanks for sharing your lovely world.

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    1. Oh, thank you, dear summer.
      I have a screen door and love it! xx

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  17. Another in a long line of beautiful poems. I really like this one, the way it moves along, almost as if it's doing the walk across the bridge. Just lovely. Hugs.

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    1. Bonnie , I am always happy to have you visit!
      And your lovely comment brought a smile , thank you, dear!

      Hugs back ...

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  18. Such beauty! "A bridge to dreams" is such a lovely thought. You are so wonderful in thinking about what is important and how you put it into words. Your home is so pretty too!

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    1. Lisa , sweet girl, your sweet comment means so much!
      Thanks very much!

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  19. Hi Margie - our home .. our place to welcome friends and family .. yes - a place of love .. and warmth ... your home looks lovely despite the chilly exterior! The weather this year has been interesting to say the least .. cheers and let's hope for warmth soon - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      So nice to see you here!
      Thanks for the kind words!

      I am one that likes the snow as my little granddaughter and I love to 'romp about' in it!
      But I also look forward to spring!

      Take care and heal well

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  20. "Family and friends about, who value simple realities"...I love this line :)

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    1. Love that you loved that line ...thanks so much, Keith
      Smiles

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  21. You are a true blue angel, love alwats xo

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    1. Awwww, you are such a sweetheart, Lorraine, thanks dear girl! xo xo

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  22. I love, love, love this so much my friend!!! Great picture ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. I loved that you loved it, Stacy ... thanks dear!

      Hugs back

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  23. Oh such a beautiful home!! Yes...definitely your bright and shining castle...made even brighter by all the love that lives within it's walls...
    Wonderful!

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Ygraine,
      I do love my house and all the ones I share it with!
      Your comment made me smile ... thanks so much!

      Big Hugs back xo xo

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  24. just beautiful and so universally true... xo

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    1. Hi Cat,
      Many thanks on the kind words! xo xo

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  25. Thinking about the life and home we've created and feeling pleased and satisfied - those are wonderful gifts, Margie.

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  26. I enjoyed this, Margie. It's true. I'd rather live in a normal, comfortable house that is filled with love than a mansion with too many rooms, as I read about with celebrities. The photo really helped enhance your words! :)

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  27. What a happy poem of joy and celebration. I love this!

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  28. Reading your wonderful words + photo
    I feel that your home is full of love.....
    it is real home, real life with love and happiness.

    Thank you Margie - now, my heart is full of happiness also.

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