Coming Home ... A Poem With Music

Updated on January 2, 2017


Please play the music video while reading the poem that follows...



Coming Home


My sweet, mournful Loon...

In the ripening Autumn gold

You lift me from the shying, the fearful,

Lone castaways on the shore.

With cadent wings we climb the crisp, beloved silence.

Below, rippling cradles glitter through the dusk.

We are yearlings in that saffron mist...

Migrations of the muse,

Reflections of a longing heart.

I am, once more, a child.

Returning of the fall,

I embrace our winged sojourn

Through words aloft in pilgrimage...

In this, my coming home.



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© 2016 Poetry Written and Copyrighted by Genna Eastman (Genna East)



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      Genna East 

      17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you, my friend. I enjoyed writing this one.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      17 months ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem enjoyed reading.

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      Genna East 

      19 months ago

      Thank you, Peggy. I appreciate that thoughtful comment. :-)

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      Peggy Woods 

      19 months ago

      Beautiful poetry and particularly matched to the music from On Golden Pond. Thanks Jenna!

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      Genna East 

      19 months ago

      Thank you. I'm happy you had such an enjoyable Thanksgiving; it's my favorite holiday. :-)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      19 months ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful poem, Genna. I actually went home for Thanksgiving. It was as if time had stood still. Very peaceful, full of love and laughter.

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      Genna East 

      19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Ann. So nice to see you. As I wrote in my comment to John, I wanted the tone of this poem to be timeless and to apply to everyone, everywhere; so I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thank you, and happy Sunday. :-)

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      Genna East 

      19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Maria. That is one of the nicest compliments I have received. Thank you! Hugs.

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      Ann Carr 

      19 months ago from SW England

      Beautiful poetry, Genna. I'd like to experience Thanksgiving one day. It evokes the closeness and cosiness of coming home and Christmas, with a little more - then you get Christmas too!

      Ann

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      Maria Jordan 

      19 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Your poetry uses every word to full advantage for maximal impact on readers.

      Beautiful work, dear Genna.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      My pleasure Genna.

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      Genna East 

      19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Audrey and Rasma: What nice comments coming from two poets I admire and respect. Thank you! :-)

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      Genna East 

      19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Paula... Thank you for that lovely comment.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry and music. Enjoyed.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      19 months ago from California

      Just stunning work Genna--so glad to read this today

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      paula 

      20 months ago

      Genna....How beautiful and relaxing. Your poem is touching and the music background makes it "magical."

      This went straight to my heart.

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      Genna East 

      20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Martie and Alicia;

      Such comments truly make my day. Thank you. :-)

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      Genna East 

      20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Venkatachari; Nell Rose; Flourish; Usha:

      Thank you! Your comments are welcomed, warmly, and appreciated. :-)

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      Genna East 

      20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Mckbrdbks: Hi Mike. Thank you; what a nice thing to say. I'm not happy with the line that appears next to the last in the poem, but haven't figured to how to change it quite yet. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family.

      AlwaysExploring: I thank you for the lovely comment, Ruby. This poem took on a life of its own. Our muse sometimes takes us in directions we don't always anticipate. Hugs dear friend, and I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

      Jodah: Hello John. Australia has such a diverse community and celebrates other holidays. I wanted the tone of this poem to be timeless and to apply to everyone, everywhere; so I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thank you.

      shprd74: Thank you, Hari. :-)

      Billybuc: Good morning, my friend. And thank you. I wrote this in about an hour; it sort of spilled out unexpectedly. Our muse visits us when we least expect it. In recent weeks, things have become so divisive; I needed words and music to perhaps lift us above the fray, so to speak. Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Linda Crampton 

      20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem that is very appropriate for a Thanksgiving gathering. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation, Genna.

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      Martie Coetser 

      20 months ago from South Africa

      Beautiful poem and beautiful music! Thanks you, Genna!

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      Genna 

      20 months ago

      Hi everyone...

      Thank you for those lovely comments. I will respond to each one on Sunday when I return home. I'm all thumbs with texting on the IPhone. I hope you are enjoying the week, and your Thanksgiving holiday.

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      Usha 

      20 months ago

      Beautifully woven n portrayed

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      FlourishAnyway 

      20 months ago from USA

      What a beautiful homecoming poem. Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Nell Rose 

      20 months ago from England

      Perfect! the music, the poem and the pictures! wonderful!

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      Venkatachari M 

      20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very nice poem with a pleasant music video soothing to the ears.

      Wish you A Happy Thanksgiving Day and Week.

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      Bill Holland 

      20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      That was the perfect poem to read on this Thanksgiving morn, Genna! Thank you for the beauty you've created, and blessings to you always.

      Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      20 months ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful serene poetry.

      - hari

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      John Hansen 

      20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poetry, Genna, and On Golden Pond is the perfect accompaniment. Well done.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Genna, this poetry is so appropriate for this time of year, when many are journeying home for the feast day. The music was beautiful along with your words. Happy Thanksgiving Day..

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      mckbirdbks 

      20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      No one orchestrates words with the same melody as you. Indeed, this is a poem with music.

      Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours.

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