Sunday, September 18, 2011

sprinkle some Sunday sugar!

On the Back Porch

The cat calls for her dinner.
On the porch I bend and pour
brown soy stars into her bowl,
stroke her dark fur.

It's not quite night.
Pinpricks of light in the eastern sky.
Above my neighbor's roof, a transparent
moon, a pink rag of cloud.

Inside my house are those who love me.
My daughter dusts biscuit dough.
And there's a man who will lift my hair
in his hands, brush it
until it throws sparks.
Everything is just as I've left it.

Dinner simmers on the stove.
Glass bowls wait to be filled
with gold broth. Sprigs of parsley
on the cutting board.


I want to smell this rich soup, the air
around me going dark, as stars press
their simple shapes into the sky.


I want to stay on the back porch
while the world tilts
toward sleep, until what I love
misses me, and calls me in.


it's just the romance in me, wishing you the sweetest
early evening moments.



  1. What a beautiful post! I loved each and every picture.....lingering over some as I read the quotes.

  2. I love this post, too, Lynne! The pictures and text are beautiful. I want to be sitting on that porch...morning, noon and night!!


  3. Beautiful pictures and lovely words. x Sharon

  4. That's a whole lot of sweet goodness in one post! :)

  5. Beautiful pictures Lynne, made all the more special with those wonderful words. Just lovely places where you would want to spend time. Thankyou! Love Linda x