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Seasons Of Memories (Patricia's Challenge)

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Gentle Spirit
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0 posted 12-05-2007 02:50 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gentle Spirit


I am from the season of memories
where lilac scents filled the air
depending on when and where
the breeze was blowing on any given day
a place where the suns golden rays
shone down on apple blossoms
covered in dew
and when each new day
held journeys anew.

Orchards stretched out
for miles and miles
and days passed by
so full of smiles.

I traveled down roads where Autumn brought
the most beautiful scenes, then melded into
snow drifts untouched,
lovely and pristine;

the cycles of life circled round and round
until they brought me to this place that I've found

where the simplest of joys
bring me such peace,
where seasons of memories
are not released

but rather, are cherished
deep in the heart
because they are truly
an intricate part
of where I have been
and all the things I have seen.

Where I'm from will always be
held in spirit, inside of me.
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Sunshine
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1 posted 12-05-2007 02:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Hold those thoughts well kept, daughter.
Enjoyed this, I did.  Thank you so much
for participating in Patricia's challenge!



Gentle Spirit
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2 posted 12-05-2007 03:10 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Thanks Karilea.  I'm glad I didn't miss it.  
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Deep in the heart


3 posted 12-05-2007 04:03 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

Well done

Poet, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

Patricia
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4 posted 12-05-2007 05:13 PM       View Profile for Patricia   Email Patricia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patricia

Ahhh Gentle one...your gentle images soothe my soul. Such a lovely poem. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Patricia
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5 posted 12-05-2007 05:41 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Gentle Spirit

You are that gentle spirit of your name here.  I cherish the friendship I feel growing between us - and I miss you when you are (or I am) gone too long.

This is a beautiful testament of you.  Thank you for sharing.

Alison
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Very nice GS,

all though not to long ago I returned to take a walk through those memories...
The memory I was to encounter was truly discouraging, for I found my beloved
maple's were gone and not only that, the tall poplars lining the way, gone.
They too had disappeared... At first I thought I was lost, but no... I was in the
right place. The only thing that had a nice note to it was: they had been
replaced for the accommodation of a care facility. Oh how I hate to see our
nature disappear. Since then, we moved to the mountains, unfortunately
I'm seeing it happen here also. A beautiful write... I should probably write
of what I remember of then... Thank you for the ride.

lucky dale
.

[This message has been edited by lucky (12-06-2007 02:36 AM).]

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"I am from the season of memories
where lilac scents filled the air"

"a place where the suns golden rays
shone down on apple blossoms
covered in dew"

Donna you are a reflection of the beauty of your beginning.

"Where I'm from will always be
held in spirit, inside of me."

~ and darlin', it shows. It truly shows.

Linda
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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simply beautiful and beautifully simple loved this...  RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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9 posted 12-06-2007 12:56 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Hi Donna, I love your "Gentle Spirit"
and your beautiful poems. You are poetess
beyond compare and this read proves it.
                              Ida
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10 posted 12-06-2007 09:01 AM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

Stunning!
hugs dear lady ...

Home is not where you live,
but where they understand you!
       ~~ Cristion Morgenstern

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Thank you for such a lovely write. You stirred my own memories of my Grandma's huge lilac tree. Smelled so sweet.

Orchards are also in my early memories. Dew & cider.
Gentle Spirit
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12 posted 12-06-2007 09:18 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Interloper, thank you.  

Patricia, thank you for the challenge.
My muse needed one.
Gentle Spirit
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A~ I too, miss when we are not here
because life is momentarily taking us there
You are always and often in my thoughts
and bring a moment of pause, and smile.
For that, I thank you.  
Gentle Spirit
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Lucky, it is sad that those things are now physically gone
but in reality they are held within you, so they will never
really be gone right?  LOL...I hope that just made sense..
Thank you for being among us again.

Lindalou, I am sitting here, thank you
and I'm sending hugs your way
to that they myight brighten your day
the way that you just brightened mine
with a reply, so very fine...
Thank you, dear!!

Gentle Spirit
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RDB, and simply put, thank you!!!  Hugs

Ida, you are so very kind in your replies
to me and I am truly blessed by that.
Thank you, so much.  

Marti, thanks.  

Tina, I grew up with a lilac tree right outside of my window and the house was always filled with the scent. It is my favorite still. Thank you so much for stopping in.  
Margherita
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16 posted 12-06-2007 12:27 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Deeply enjoyed your memories, the secrecy is part of the charm!

Very beautifully put.

Love,
Margherita
Martie
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Donna......You walk through a word painting colored with joy in the beauty around you...only a beautiful soul can really do that.  Lovely!
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superb response to the 'poetic challenge!'

a grand-fine 'mix' of the personal and the
'universal! (wonderful imagery as well)'

serious, sustained applause for this 'write!'
iliana
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Donna, I identified with so much of where you are from and I absolutely loved how you wrapped up this lovely poem in that last stanza!  *hugs*....jo
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A wonderful memory trip, leaving me with a warm thought on this frigid cold morning!
Earth Angel
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Donna, I felt the hug that you sent me ~ and it DID brighten my day.

May yours be a beautiful one!

Loveya!
Linda
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this
        was

            stunning...beautiful, tranquil....thank you for sharing.
Gentle Spirit
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Margherita, where I come from is no secret
and I can think of no other place I would
ever want to be from.  Thank you.

Martie?     That is so lovely of
you to say, and I appreciate that thought.

SHDP, thank you for stopping by.

Jo, I'm so glad that you could identify
and that you stopped by and waved,
thank you so much!
Gentle Spirit
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24 posted 12-07-2007 08:54 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Ah Kacy, it IS cold here this morning in
Cumberland County...brrrr....
Here's hoping you warm up soon!!


Linda, thank you for revisiting this one.
I'm pleased to have made you smile.  
 
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