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Martie
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0 posted 11-13-1999 12:14 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

(It's such a beautiful day in California that I wanted to repost this poem for the beauty everywhere)

Circles in the Garden

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.

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 boy’s desire,
and every breath
quickens him to manhood.

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

If a flower is plucked
by some raging storm,
another bloom will be set by it’s seeds,
it’s 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.

Circles move in the garden.
Circles are forever.


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 11-13-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-13-1999 12:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Martie! And enjoy your beautiful day!

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Denise

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2 posted 11-13-1999 12:37 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nice job Martie..."what comes around goes around".....In death there is new life....and you did a fine job describing such....
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3 posted 11-13-1999 12:59 PM       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

Marti ... I love this. Circles are a favorite of mine. The circles of friendship brought me to this garden.

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4 posted 11-13-1999 01:03 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Martie, this sounds like a very lovely garden that just goes on forever.

Pretty day in the heart of Texas as well.

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I look forward to tomorrow, while looking back on the past. But today is the day I am living. And I expect it to be a great day!
Martie
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5 posted 11-13-1999 07:15 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The day has almost ended now
a circle in itself
as light turns dark
in skies across the world
the dark turns light
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6 posted 11-13-1999 08:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Everything is circles, Martie. I'm so happy you are in ours.
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Wish I were in Ca enjoying that beautiful day right now
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