Reprieve


Picture by Dana Dampier
















The scent of coffee and rain awakens the house
To find that relief from heated days
Arrived upon the wind
Creating a collective *sigh* to gather in the air

Once shut for protection
Doors and minds fling open to the world
Inviting in the crisp scent of cool
And the promise of Autumns return

Stale breathe escapes into the atmosphere
As hope swells in the belly of the neighborhood


Dana




~Written for dVerse Poets
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21 comments:

  1. I hear you with your mention of the windows open, Dana. In summer I kept them closed, to keep out the eat. Now it feels so good to let in the fresh air of autumn...and letting the 'stale' air escape!

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    1. There's nothing like fresh air! I love opening all the windows in the fall and spring.Thanks Mary!

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  2. I like the opening of doors and mind to cool wind of autumn ~

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    1. Fresh air has a way of clearing the mind and helping you feel refreshed! Thanks Heaven for stopping by.

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  3. "As hope swells in the belly of the neighborhood"
    Very nice !
    And indeed, the scent of cool is unmistakeable!

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    1. Yes it is! Thanks Sabio for coming by. I really appreciate it!

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  4. i like how the poem awakens senses within the first line and then unfolds into a stark and refreshing verse..very vivid..thanks for sharing~

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    1. Your welcome... and Thank you for stopping by to read!

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  5. "As hope swells in the belly of the neighborhood" love this inspiring line

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  6. nice...i like the coffee wake up...and the doors and mind swinging open once more...fall is a great refresher on the heals of the heat of summer for sure...

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    1. Yes it is! It's my favorite time of year... and I couldn't write this without including some coffee!

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  7. I agree with Brian, coffee and Autumn breezes are welcoming relics of this season!

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    1. Yes... I agree! I love a hot cup of coffee on a cool Autumn morning.Thanks Charity for coming by!

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  8. you set the stage beautifully with the scent of rain and coffee...something i can smell...something i love as a combo...

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  9. Ah, the promise of autumn returns, how lovely

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  10. Superb last line - what a way to end! A real clincher.

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  11. After the summer this shows the release of autumn

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  12. I can feel the refreshing after summer in your poem and the sigh of cooler days. lovely, Thank you.

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  13. Love the coffee and rain...never one to turn that combo down ;)

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