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Circles in the Garden

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Martie
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0 posted 09-27-1999 04:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Circles move in the garden.
The flower folds into death,
seeks the ground and covers the warm earth,
molding with the leaves
swept from the tree onto the path,
making room for the new bud.

The strawberry's sunny face turns red,
the sweet pea is perfumed
the honey suckle sweetened
as the circle moves
and the end becomes
the beginning.

The flower
nipped in the bud
dies slowly,
coloring the room,
singing a heart,
joying the dancing boy and girl,
catching the girl's hair in the color
that sparkles her eyes.

As the sun moves into another rising,
flowers open to beauty
and close to death.
In this fantasy of time
a young girl strips the petals
from the daisy of her youth
and one by one drops her innocence
and opens into a woman.

A rose blooms
into the fragrance of a boys' desire,
and every breath
quickens him to manhood.

The flower lays tangles
in the memory of years,
pressed against the pages
of time, it waits
and grows a mamory.

If a flower is plucked
by some raging storm,
its seeds will set another bloom,
its petals will enrich the ground,
and nothing will be lost or forgotten.
In spring new flowers will color the hills,
and from a mound
of plain, brown earth
life will return.




[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 09-27-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-27-1999 05:02 PM       View Profile for lenny   Email lenny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lenny

Excellent!!! Well done. I like this so much. It has that ethereal quality that seems to enable the reader to travel far above time and peer down on its smallness. Perspective on a grand scale while yet anchored in the everyday. Eloquent. I am going back to read this one again. Thank you.

lenny
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2 posted 09-27-1999 05:12 PM       View Profile for lenny   Email lenny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lenny

Please forgive my redundancy but this piece deserves a second comment. It is really outstanding!!! Your perception combined with your command and weave of the words has created quite a lovely tapestry here. I love this kind of writing. Depth. Deeper thinking. More please. I could fill up this space with many adjectives but perhaps that would only lessen and dilute my point. This is truly top notch poetry. Thank you again, and, more please.

lenny

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exquisite and I agree with lenny "This is really top notch poetry"!.....welcome to Passions and I will be looking for more of your work Martie

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4 posted 09-27-1999 06:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I needed that

Thanks so much for your comments--sometimes I write and write and think that only I am listening---
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5 posted 09-27-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Tapestry is a very good description indeed! I enjoyed this one!

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Beautiful! Welcome!
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7 posted 09-25-2001 07:18 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie~
Two years passed ... and these thoughts are so applicable to today~

'If a flower is plucked
by some raging storm,
its seeds will set another bloom,
its petals will enrich the ground,
and nothing will be lost or forgotten.
In spring new flowers will color the hills,
and from a mound
of plain, brown earth
life will return.'


Hope you'll consider reposting it in Open #16.

Pretty please~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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And did you repost in 16? If so, I missed it...if not...now's the time....
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what a stunning and positive write!
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