Susan Ashdown

Rookie (28/01/1954 / East Sussex, England)

Home Once More

Poem by Susan Ashdown

She drifted in with the mist
As if kissed by the air
Floating there in the half light
Blessed by time and the sight of home.
She had wandered alone for so long
Now the joyful song of soft waves lapping
Tickling and slapping a sandy beach
Came within reach like a sweet melody.
Birds in all guises colours and sizes
Fell in to guide her and deliver her safely
This rich lady with sweet form flowing
Graciously growing as she neared her shore,
Home once more.

Comments about Home Once More by Susan Ashdown

  • Philippa Lane (2/27/2007 6:28:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. Well done! I agree with what Herbert writes about it. Music to the ears...(Report)Reply

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  • Max Reif (7/30/2005 12:28:00 PM)

    You have a beautiful music with lots of internal rhymes, assonance, etc. Your poem is practically a textbook of internal music! Helps me!
    Mostly, I feel they work very well, and the images are very subtle and sweet. I have a little trouble with the 'rich lady' line, it doesn't seem quite as elegant as the rest.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 30, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 17, 2010