Nature poetry describing cotton plantations along the Mississippi River in Louisiana.


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Images of Cotton Plantations

Nature Poetry. Cotton plantations along the Mississippi River.

How beautiful are the creations, that are beyond all explanations.
What lies forever of foundations, the very majestic plantations.
Voices of opera soaring high in the wind.
The harp and piano linger at the end.
The southern climate in the spring will bring,
Field hands ready for cotton picking.
Blooming white cotton fields in the sun, that glimmer,
Near the muddy Mississippi River.
Cotton wagons loaded with cotton bolls.
Down the Mississippi the river boat rolls.
Gardens of flowers, red roses, and jasmine.
White doves gathering near the fountain.
The muddy river for irrigation,
Horse drawn carriages for transportation,
Are mighty fine images of great plantations.
A morning cloud of fog covers the lawn.
Planters in straw hats awake before dawn.
French doors open to the morning breeze.
Echoes of children and what they see,
Hummingbirds, honeysuckle, and honeybees.
The very grand columns that hold the balcony high,
Overlook the plantation for miles wide.
Golden curled ladies gather the veranda sitting in rosewood chairs,
For coffee, beignets, and jasmine sweet air.
From the grand house high on the hill,
A heron next to the spinning windmill.
A romantic oil painting is on display,
Of a bride and groom on their wedding day.
In the background is the huge oak tree,
The frame made of mahogany.
Picnics under huge oaks streaming with moss,
Images of plantations will never be lost.
The stairway leads to very grand rooms.
French windows open to the light of the moon.
The river reflects the history, of cotton plantations along the Mississippi.
The people hold on to this grand memory.

Copyright 2008 ShannonLynnFarlouis

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