Respite

Rocking my soul,
surrounded by lush forest
as lazy loons float upon the lake.
Leaves rustle occasionally
while wooden slats creak
back and forth,
back and forth.
My soul dozes carefree,
enveloped in Adirondack calm.

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Posted for dVerse, Open Link Night Thursday. Photo from our recent family reunion in the Adirondacks.

49 thoughts on “Respite

    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much! I spent every early morning of our extended weekend sitting in this exact spot!

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  1. whippetwisdom August 8, 2019 / 10:11 am

    This sounds blissful Lillian, what a beautiful place to be! šŸ™‚šŸ’– xxx

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  2. adda August 8, 2019 / 2:41 pm

    Very calming. We all need places like this to rejuvenate and reconnect with oneself, to allow the “soul dozes carefree”. Wonderful!! thank you for reminding us of this uniqueness.

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:32 am

      So glad you liked it, Adda. I loved being in the Adirondacks for a long weekend!

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus August 8, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    Nice take on the prompt. Family reunions are the best. Of course there is always that one or two relatives that you just as soon not visit with .

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Smiling I am, at your comment. Fortunately, our Adirondacks reunion was totally wonderful! I think the scenery just removes all the stress.

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  4. kim881 August 8, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    Looks like the perfect place for respite, Lill! I love the sounds in this poem: loons, leaves and creaking wooden slats. Have a relaxing family reunion!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:33 am

      It was a joyful time! And now, just last weekend I was in Denver to be with my sister-in-law and her family. Joyful again! Although no restful scenes like this one šŸ™‚

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  5. Beverly Crawford August 8, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    You’ve nicely captured a peaceful interlude.

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  6. kanzensakura August 8, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    Such a wonderful place in which to escape. I can just smell the air and feel the coolness of it. Rocking is a wonderful way to relax and recycle. Have a happy reunion!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:34 am

      Thank you! It was a joyful time! šŸ™‚

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:35 am

      It was sad to leave. But so glad we got to enjoy this special place….if even for an extended weekend.

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  7. sdtp33 August 8, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    Haven’t been there in a while…but your poem is relaxed and relaxing!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:35 am

      This spot in the Adirondacks is just beautiful! Something soothing about the woods….

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  8. msjadeli August 8, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    The description is relaxing and I love the idea of loons lazily floating on the lake.

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      • msjadeli August 15, 2019 / 1:27 pm

        You are welcome, Lillian.

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  9. hhennenburg August 8, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    “Adirondack calm” – wonderful! Thank you for sharing this peaceful moment. šŸ™‚

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:36 am

      It truly is a magical place. Glad to share it with you!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:37 am

      Thank you, Jen. I so enjoyed sitting here in the early mornings….a beautiful extended weekend in the Adirondacks!

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  10. navasolanature August 9, 2019 / 6:31 am

    Sounds and looks like a precious place for family and the soul. I love the name, it just resonates!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:38 am

      Thank you! It was truly a wonderful and long weekend. I so enjoyed sitting in this very spot every morning, before anyone else except the loons got up!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:39 am

      It was indeed. And now, back in the city, I do enjoy sitting out on our deck in the early morning…but surrounded by city-scrapers just isn’t the same.

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:40 am

      Thank you, Victoria. I so enjoyed sitting in this exact spot every early morn for that long extended weekend.

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  11. M August 10, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    lovely ~

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  12. robtkistner August 12, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing this for OLN Lillian. Engaging read, and well written. Lush! šŸ™‚

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:41 am

      Short but sweet…..and serene! Glad you enjoyed.

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  13. Frank J. Tassone August 13, 2019 / 11:50 am

    An alliterative delight, with such serenity pouring off in every image!

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    • lillian August 15, 2019 / 10:41 am

      A little serenity is always good for the spirit! šŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed, Frank.

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