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The Secret Garden

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-09-1999 12:24 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The Secret Garden

Sometimes we walk a predetermined path in wind-swept night
Head bowed to watch our darkened footsteps carefully
When the eye will catch a glimpse of autumn moon's reflected light
And be lifted upward toward a vast and glimmering sea

A spectacle long forgotten in our mind
We marvel at the new discovered beauty long concealed
As though the night sky had been hidden from us purposely
This secret garden of heavenly bodies is unexpectedly revealed

Unable to withdraw our eyes from splendor that we see
We linger in one spot some precious moments more
And our heart is overcome with unforseen tranquility
And our mind relieved of all the the hardship it has borne

It saddens us to realize this grand and glorious field
Was there to soothe and calm the restless spirit all along
So distracted were we by our daily labor and discord
We forgot to raise our vision upward toward the lighted throng

How can a simple upward glance create such quiet peace within?
How can a thousand distant stars warm our hearts with subtle glow?
Will we again neglect the unremembered splendor in the sky
Or customarily allow the little stars to touch our soul?

Elizabeth Santos
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X Angel
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since 11-07-1999
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1 posted 11-09-1999 09:30 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I've never thought of the stars in quite that light. Thanks for the illumination! Glad to see you around! Passions is a blast.
X

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"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
Watcher666
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2 posted 11-09-1999 01:49 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much.Lovely!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
CocoBaci
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3 posted 11-11-2001 03:10 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Elizabeth this poem is amazing cuz just earlier 2nite I took a stroll with my lil one and she requested that she not change from her dress-up clothes which by the way was a long white sequined dress and she adorned her head with this halo she has from halloween and as we walked around the neighborhood I glanced down at her and noticed her staring at the star-filled sky and so I asked her 'What are you thinking about' and she said 'Mama do you think the angels who sleep on those stars see me as an angel too'...
Well Elizabeth, needless2say the moment was priceless and to read this exquisite poem is a treat4me2nite
This shall be treasured in my library Sweetie...
*~coco~*
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4 posted 01-03-2002 06:27 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Liz I stare up at the sky almost every night as it fascinates me - this is a wonderful poem (only three comments) - would you consider re-posting this one so others can enjoy it?

~*~ Carpe' Diem ~*~

CocoBaci
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5 posted 01-07-2002 01:58 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

OHHH please re-post this...
Though I have it treasured in my library I concur with sweetie Mysteria it's a fantastic poem Elizabeth and it soooo deserves2be read by many of our PoetFriends...

Hugs2u
*~coco~*
 
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