Wednesday, December 10, 2014

flashback--By Peggy Dugan French--United States


dairy cows sauntering through fields
grain-filled silos shooting skyward
fields of corn rolling in the breeze
cats sipping milk in the weathered barn . . .


standing on the gravel road
breathing in this unspoiled life
bundling it up for later
past and present colliding

Previously published in Shemom

Peggy Dugan French is a California girl with Minnesota roots. She has enjoyed being the editor of Shemom since 1997. She has worn many hats over the years, but being a Mom has been one of her greatest adventures; she’s had the pleasure of sharing that journey with her best friend.


  1. always appreciating Peggy Dugan French's poetry! worthy as all the others, published and to be published!

  2. Thank you, ayaz, for letting Peggy know about Whispers. Welcome Peggy! Thank you for the comments you have been leaving for other writers. I hope you both enjoy your time spent here. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  3. Hi, Peggy, I love the serenity you paint with your talented words and they flow like a clear mountain stream! Excellent! Sheri

  4. Thanks so much Sheri! Glad you enjoyed it. Peggy

  5. A charming glimpse of farm life where I began so many years ago. I enjoyed this very much Peggy, and a warm welcome to you to Whispers. Holidays Blessings, Connie

  6. Thank you Connie! Both of my parents were raised on farms and I have spent many happy hours on the farm. Thanks for the welcome, Happy Holidays! Peggy

  7. Hi Peggy. Welcome to Whispers. Thank you for sharing "flashback" with us. I enjoyed reading it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  8. Thank you Maurice! So glad you enjoyed it. Best Regards

  9. Thank you, Eleanor Michael, for the following--

    Another child of the country--the rural life. Transplanted?? Well written.


  10. Thanks Eleanor. My parents lived the rural life, I was just luck enough to be able to visit often and be enriched. Glad you enjoyed the piece.