Thursday, July 30, 2009

Friday 7/31/09 - "AMISH COUNTRY"



FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55


"AMISH COUNTRY"

Clippety-clop, faintest noise growing louder.
Small lane vanishing into a country by-way.

Simple beauty stole my breath away.
Grape vineyards far as the eye could see, clear brook, a neat small farmhouse off in the distance.

Alone save the small horse and buggy approaching.

Compelled....stop the car, jump out, lie down in green pastures.

Prayer Girl
(A memory of my first and only trip to the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country ~1970)


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15 comments:

Andrew said...

Oh yes! Lie in green pastures!

Lou said...

Good one! Is it a memory from your recent trip?
It is special to still see that way of life.

Steve E. said...

I like the simplicity of the Amish way of life--but I'd die if I didn't have my broadband connection to the world.

hannah said...

Simple beauty stole my breath away - love this.

Shadow said...

oh, the simple (yet good) life... beautifully depicted by your words.

Ann H. said...

You would love Mackinac Island, between the lower and upper peninsula in Michigan.

Syd said...

I like the idea of lying down in green pastures. Unfortunately, the Amish are among the worst when it comes to running puppy mills. I can't get past the idea that they treat dogs like live stock. It doesn't jell with me.

Lou said...

PG, Ann H is so right..Mackinaw Island is our slice of heaven on earth.

Fandango said...

Your Amish understand real joy and happiness. You caught something of it in your 55.

Our 55 is posted
HERE.

Gin said...

Such a simple life. One that I wish we could all have at times.

Kay said...

hehe the amish are an amazing group; considering the ways of the world today, I find them amazingly strong, my father has many that live near him, I think he secretly wishes he was them... :) thanks for the post, which brings many fond memories to mind!

Dr.John said...

I loved my visit to Amish country and here you brought the memories back.
Great 55

Mine is posted
HERE.

Mona said...

O the pleasures of a country side!

Just Be Real said...

I have always appreciated the Amish. Love the country side also. Thanks dear one for sharing and for all your encouragement!! It does not go unnoticed! (((PG)))

g-man said...

Thou hast written a quite rightious 55 Sister Prayer Girl..
Be careful amongst the English!!

Have a Wonderful Week-End....G