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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Fences and benches

A fence is another way to say

“Why don’t you just go away?





You surely are not welcome here,

You just have to stay out there.” 





On the farm the fences keep

In or out the cows and sheep.





Old and rustic, wire or new





A fence can be a pretty view. 





A bench, it has a different look





An invite to sit and read a book,





Or chat with one who sits beside,

Or if alone then one can bide.





Time on a bench is time well shared

With one you love or one who cared.

Next time you see one, stop and sit, 

A bench can be the perfect fit.

                                                MS







23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great series on the fences and bench. Pretty views and I love the furbaby. Wishing you a great day and new week!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice poem and some lovely photos! I like that final shot in particular.

DJan said...

So nice to see those fences and benches, but the poem is the best of all! Thank you, Marie, for the lovely pictures and poem. :-)

bill burke said...

A lovely poem and fantastic photos. Well done, Marie!

Debbie said...

beautiful verse!! that is one beautiful barn and the 2 fences after it are really great!!

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful sentiments, poem, fences and benches.
You have excelled your already very high standards today.

William Kendall said...

A handy spot for a dog to rest, too.

Rhodesia said...

Interesting series I hate wire fences, but wooden or hedge always look welcoming. I wish we had more benches around here to relax on for a few minutes to recharge the feet and enjoy the view. Have a good week Diane

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I really like the photo of the old barn (#3), and I love the rustic old fences!

At Home In New Zealand said...

I never thought of fences that way before. Great photos, and I love the way you have put them together with the poem.

Bathwater said...

Those photos actually make the fences look appealing.

Joanne Noragon said...

Those fences are nice looking, too, I think.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am always drawn to long fence lines. In my eyes there is something charming about the. A bench brings back so many memories for me. I have two pictures of the same bench. In the first one, my husband is sitting on it and the one taken a year later, shows emptiness .

Rose said...

I did not realize you were a poet...I loved it. Loved the views, too.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

The final picture just says Canada!

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

A lovely pictorial for the poem Marie. You are an artist !

Shammickite said...

Lovely poetry today! But it would be a bit chilly to sit for very long on that bench.

Anvilcloud said...

Fine pictorial poetry.

Barbara said...

I love hand built fences. Beautiful collection.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love a rustic fence with a view Marie, but oh my your last shot here is sublime to me here on an uncomfortably hot day 💙

Catarina said...

Beautiful!!!

I will go back and see the pics again!

Retired Knitter said...

Lovely melding of words and pictures.

baili said...

theses are lovely glimpse of fences

reminded me childhood days when as children we sometime crossed fences and got into another's field :)

wisely done poem my friend ,yes they do create boundaries :)

which have become essential in civilized world ,what a civilized world indeed!