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PostSubject: portugal on my mind   May 21st 2016, 6:21 am

Portugal on my Mind
The nature so lush I felt like a horse I had to feel my eyes
With beauty and scent
†left the asphalted road and walked on a track
till I was consumed by bushes† and the sound of the growing
sat on a stone wall took pictures and two hours had gone
and I fell asleep as the sun was setting.
I didnít hear the mobile ring but woke up when a big dog barked
a black woman came down the track she was worried
If I were ill wanted she could drive me home
I have walked this track for 330 years. She laughed but insisted††
I drink some cold water at her house; the water came from a deep well
why do they not make wine that good?
The dog, a pointer, followed me to the asphalt road; its job was done,
the phone rang again my wife wanted to know where I had been

while she was out visiting friends, out walking darling just walking
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