Laura's Lyric

(api.ning.com)
(api.ning.com)

By: Wayne Brown

 

The sun breaks the horizon

Rays of brilliant morn

The rooster perched on the fence

To crow the first alert

Like alarm clocks in the sun

 

 

Wind in the curtains

Blowing cross the sash

Blue Jay outside in the Oak

Shrilling all his trash

Like a carnie barker with his line

 

 

Light reflected off golden wheat

Sunshine bathing at the sheath

Cows lowing lonesome in the lea

Calling out my name

Like young girls lost in the woods

 

 

The new born colt runs the fence

His mama standing near

Babe doves are crying in their nest

Mama hunts for worms

Like a fisherman digs for bait

 

 

A dust-devil dances across the road

Wanting to be something more

Fish are rolling in the pond

Turn their bellies to the sun

Like beachcombers in the sand

 

 

The dipper hangs on the water bucket

Just danglin’ in the breeze

Mama hen sits atop her lofty nest

Some eggs she will bring

Like miracles in the golden straw

 

 

The farm is all aglow in spring

A place of wonderment

The fat pig grunts around the pen

Rollin’ in the muddy sty

Like children playin’ in the rain

 

© Copyright WBrown2010. All Rights Reserved

More by this Author


Comments 17 comments

billyaustindillon profile image

billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Wayne all the different morning scenes work brilliantly from the Carnie to the mama hen - you capture it all. Awesome.


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Billy...just tryin' to put a litle sunshine in your day! WB


ralwus 6 years ago

I can hear the birds in this Wayne. Nature calls. Loved the blue jay bit.


Tom Whitworth profile image

Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

It's hard to believe you're new to poetry you do it very well.


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@ralwus...Thank ya, Charlie. I thought I'd try to cheer folks up a bit! WB

@Tom Whitworth - Tom, as I mention to Charlie on another poem, if poems were guns I would have shot myself by now!(LOL) Thanks for the encouragement! WB


Fisher2008 profile image

Fisher2008 6 years ago from U.S.

Perfect!

very lovely birds.


breakfastpop profile image

breakfastpop 6 years ago

You have a gift Wayne.


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Fisher2008 - Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by. Come back again! WB

@breakfastpop - Aw, t'weren't nothin' Poppy! WB


saddlerider1 profile image

saddlerider1 6 years ago

Like your Old Farmer poem, the farmer would be proud of the crayon colors you use here to describe in detail what a farmer probably sees every day as he rocks back and forth with a smokey pipe to enjoy at the end of his long day and watch the sunset go to sleep over the trees. Wonderfully descriptive. Thanks again WB..perfection


lalesu profile image

lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Wayne Brown, you took this country girl home! I felt like covering my head with a pillow and cursing Miss Nona's rooster to shut up, lol!

The blue jay and the dirt devil are my favorite lines and of course, the dipper...there's no sweeter taste of water than from a dipper and bucket.


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Saddlerider1...I was sittin' in that rocker Ken just watchin' it all go down! Thanks for your words. WB

@Lalesu...Laura, somehow I knew you would say that! I was thinkin' this would probably take you back home when I wrote it. I guess I should have called it "Laura's Poem". That dipper water is good stuff! WB


lalesu profile image

lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

I'll have to take artist liberties, subtitle it myself and just pretend it's "Laura's Poem", lol. Thanks again, Wayne Brown.


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Just check back! WB


lalesu profile image

lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

OMG! Wayne Brown! I don't know what to say. Thank you! Thank you! and Thank you!

Let me compose myself for a moment...all I can think to say is thank you. I am so honored, my friend. Did I say thank you? Thank you! ~ Laura


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

WoW!....and so it was...


JacobYeager profile image

JacobYeager 6 years ago from North Carolina

Amazing. you are very tallented. I enjoy your imagery and detail. Fantastic work. Truly fantastic.


Wayne Brown profile image

Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

JacobYeager...thank you so very much for stopping by. Your kind words humble me. I know little of the technicial aspects, I just write what I am feeling at the time and hope that it works out. WB

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working