good company

good company

A Poem by Emily B
"

sparked by a conversation

"

This morning I looked up at those hills--
expectantly--
and felt your words.


There they were
coming to me over hill and holler.

Brilliant words,

bright as sunshine,

they seemed pleased with the prospect
that they might just Be--
without pretense.


I gathered up the words
and carried them home
and thought I heard a sigh.


shhhh


They're sitting in the front porch swing now--
resting--
I have a blackberry cake in the oven.
We'll slice it later
and sip some coffee
enjoying silver silence.

Don't expect your words to be home
anytime soon--

I'm hoping they?ll stay awhile.

Your words are always good company.



© 2009 Emily B



Author's Note

Emily B
R.: You may have met these words before.
AO: From the Holly Hobby life collection.

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'I gathered them up and carried them home' are the best lines for me. I just like the notion, which seems delightful. I also like the idea of words, poems, being received -- if we are lucky -- rather than worked at in the reason. I always think a received poem will have the edge over a carefully crafted one. And of course the words will stay for a slice of your cake. They would be mad not to! I'll put a few more raisins in my porridge tmr and see if it pulls a few hungry verbs! Charming read.

Posted 9 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.




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This is just wonderful, Emily; you are one of the reasons I keep coming back to the cafe....your words... how rejuvenating :-)))

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You were this good in 2008? Wow! lol, dana

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

4 Years Ago

those were my golden years :)
Your poems always set me at peace...
There's a reason why you're so talented. I absolutely love the picture you paint here.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

some words are good company and your painted picture of '"There" company is brushed with thought ease, such a great journey all the way to the end

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so comforting .. The way a book makes me feel on a quiet evening. The company I receive from the characters I meet fill my universe with laughter, happiness and anticipation. Your line, "Your words are always good company." Is something I wish I could share with the world so nobody will ever feel lonely on a cold winters night or a sunny spring day.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Incredible work ! ( :

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Don't know if I've met these words before. But they certainly are welcome.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Taking words home and giving them cake , delightful. Lovely write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Reading this again, and reading my comments. How could I have thought that I may have been as good as your wonderful words, even in a past time ?

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i've never had black berry cake. it sounds good

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Emily B

Richmond, KY



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