THE FARM GATE
Unmistakably rural, the farm gate stands on guard,
Holding at bay the country, which attempts to invade the yard.
The home is an oasis, a small domestic place,
Holding its own in a countryside of never-ending space.
Here is grass trimmed neatly, like a little suburban lawn,
While beyond are the rolling paddocks and the broad gold sweep of corn.
Here a woman has fashioned a home of comfort and ease.
She can gaze out of her windows at the all-encircling trees.
The shade they cast is so soothing, like arboreal benedictions.
The fence and the gate never seem to her to be anything like restrictions.
On the contrary, they are symbols of the fact that she made her mark;
That she turned her spot in the wilderness into her private park.
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Lovely shadow shot and, of course, I always love your words! Great shadow post!
A lovly written reflection on the photo.
Lovely shot of the shadows, it is a very pretty scene. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderfully written...were you writing about me...this is exactly how I see myself and my lil' sanctuary of 6 acres...ahhh paradise...MINE!
And it looks so golden beyond the gate, yet it is corn, of course! The yard a shaded oasis, too, providing cool shadows, for one imagines it gets very hot out there! Lovely.
Great photo and poem - they both remind me of visiting my Grandmother in rural western Illinois back in the 1950's. There was a fenced in yard and then there was the farm.
But that's one of the purposes of these memes, to remind us.
This looks like a park, just the place where one can relax and be at ease anywhere, and in hot weather, find the relaxing shadowy shade to cool down. This is a beautiful farm!
Your words and image depict a delightful rural haven! A very inviting gateway!
Very lovely shadow shots and gate...gates so frequently create a strong curiosity...very nice capture and words to go along...
Oh yes please - that is where I want to sit all day. Obviously the shot was not taken in Queensland, otherwise the grass would be dry and brown. Bring on the rain.
Great shot, invites you to go through and see what is the other side!
Awesome shadow, and so inviting for a little rest!
hi..that's cool..hv a nice day..
that is my kind of shadow shot - I love fences and gates - strange, I know!!
that looks like a lovely shady spot!
Very pretty scene, looks like a very relaxing spot. Wonderful photo and shadows.
Great shadows! I envy your green grass. :)
Very scenic and very shadowy! Great colors on the gate.
...Old wood window!
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