'Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening
listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more.' [Tasha Tudor]
Frog said, "I wrote, 'Dear Toad, I am glad you are my best friend, Frog.'"
'Oh,' said Toad, 'That makes a very good letter.'
Then Frog and Toad went out onto the porch to wait for the mail.
They sat there feeling very happy together.
[Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Series]
'When people sat around on the porch and passed around the pictures of their thoughts
for the others to look and see, it was nice. The fact that the thought pictures were
always crayon enlargements of life made it even nicer to listen to.'
[Zora Neale Hurston]
'I dream of land, cut only where streams, glistened with birdsong, wander through
quiet hills burnt hard by the scrape of the wind, and of a porch from
which a single road leads only homeward.'
[Nancy E. Turner]