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The Memory Garden

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Marge Tindal
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The Memory Garden
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

I linger in the memory garden,
because I find you there.
Each yellow rose that I pick,
reminds me of your golden hair.

The flowers that I see,
whether yellow, pink or white,
remind me of the times you held me
and made my world seem right.

The fragrance of the rose
reminds me the most of you.
You always loved the roses,
no matter what the hue.

Today in the friendship garden,
I saw a butterfly,
I knew that for just a moment
your spirit came fluttering by.

I'll think of you dear mother,
as I gather a big bouquet.
I'll take your memories with me,
and put them on display.

I'll arrange the lovely flowers,
and place them in a vase,
when I gaze upon them ...
I'll remember your smiling face.

For you taught me to love the flowers,
planted in the garden of love.
I'm sure that you'll be watching over me
from the friendship garden above.
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Thanksgiving thoughts of my mother, Beverly Drury Cowart Adams.
Here too short ... gone too long.
Her earthly talisman was the butterfly,
her heavenly one is an angel.
Is it coincidence that they both have wings ... I think not. ~Marge~

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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 11-21-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-21-1999 10:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A beautiful touching tribute to your mother, Marge, very lovely.

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Denise

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The boquet in this poem is so sweet.
Marge Tindal
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Denise - My heartfelt appreciation for the read.
Martie - The bouquet is sweet with the fragrance of her memories.

*Thanks to you both.

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May your loving garden
Ever blossom bright
With memories to see you through
Each dark and lonely night
May you still remember
Each year by passing year
All of those that you have loved
And ever hold them near

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

Marge Tindal
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5 posted 11-23-1999 07:57 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

Thank you, Ruth. I smile with easy-remembering of all she left me. The mirror of my heart tells me that she never left at all.

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Ah Marge! The title ALONE, was beautiful, so what can I say? I am never disappointed in what I read, as long as it has your name on it!! This was divinely beautiful...I especially loved the little extra piece you wrote at the bottom, of angels and butterflies both having wings.....exquisite thought...I know she smiles on you.

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

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Marge, this is a wonderful tribute to, undoubtably, a wonderful woman. The word association is first class.

My ex-wife told me she would think about me in the same way...every time she weeded the garden.
Marge Tindal
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PoetFemme - Thank you for pullling this one back up. She was a very special person and her memory flits through my mind and settles in my heart.

Balladeer - Thanks for the 'first-class' vote.

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9 posted 11-27-1999 02:52 AM       View Profile for Laura   Email Laura   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Laura

Miss/Mrs. Tindal- A poem as lovely as this puts a tear to my eye. With every verse I feel myself growing closer to my own mother. Thank you for sharing this feeling with me, and making me realize how wonderful my own mother is!

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*~*Laura*~*
"Dream over me with a tear, anything it takes to wish me here. Magic and sweet lulabyes, any lucky penny will do fine to wish me here."
-Nikki Hassman "Any Lucky Penny"
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10 posted 11-27-1999 03:32 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Marge, this is so beautiful, brought tears to my eyes.

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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11 posted 11-27-1999 04:34 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Now this piece broke my rhythm. 'Tis one of those pieces one feels as well as reads.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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Putting memories on display......
Only Marge could conceive such a beautiful notion. Only a love devine could so revere a crimson rose
Elizabeth
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A most beautiful tribute Marge....very moving..

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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