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The Lily

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Rod
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0 posted 12-12-1999 03:38 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rod


                  THE LILY


                              


Oh, elegant flower, how noble you tower!
Your poise and your grace you display;
To catch by and by the beholder’s eye
Reflecting the new light of day.

Your bloom tells the story of nature’s full glory
The hand that designed you could only be Truth;
For only the power that  conceived the first hour
Could so gift you with eternal youth.

There is none can compare with your beauty so rare
With your ballgown so verdant and fine;
Your complexion of white puts all darkness to flight;
Your creation a matter divine.

Your symmetry sings and your petals are wings
Lifting your gaze to the skies;
Caressed by the breeze, you acknowledge the trees
As they whisper enchanted replies.

Whilst the dewdrops adorn your perfection of form
And you bask in your spotlight of gold;
I reflect on the pleasure you give beyond measure
To those with the time to behold.

As I ponder the mystery of your ancestral history
I stand humbled by feelings sublime;
You have changed not in time, since the Genesis line
Was first drawn on the vast sands of time.

Your magic is told in great stories of old
In manifold mention you feature;
But you reached highest glory in scriptural story
Crowned queen above all by the Teacher.


“ For I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory is not arrayed like one of these”   Luke 12 v27.

© Copyright 1999 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-12-1999 05:36 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Lovely words - the lily is lovely, in all of its varieties.

K
Nan
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2 posted 12-12-1999 09:23 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well now...What have we here?

A wonderful subject matter, of course.... woven around some pretty precise technical work.....

I see some pretty flawless alternating anapestic trimeter and tetrameter ... You've adeptly included internal rhyme in your longer lines.... You've salted the entire work nicely with metaphors and personification...... um.... that's just my first read.... Going back for more now.... .... I'm happy...   ....
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3 posted 12-12-1999 09:32 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

Rod -

This is just magnificient.
A true array of verse that captivated me.

I found it enchanting.

I found this line so perfect :

'For only the power that conceived the first hour
Could so gift you with eternal youth.'

BEAUTIFUL ... JUST BEAUTIFUL


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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4 posted 12-12-1999 09:34 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Wow! I'm humbled by the talent i see here....superb!

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

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5 posted 12-12-1999 10:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Exceptional poem, Rod. Your work has a beauty of form and emotion that's a treat to read! So glad you joined us!  
hoot_owl_rn
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Truly a work of art   BRAVO!!!
Martie
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7 posted 12-12-1999 11:00 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Rod--what a wonderful treat to read this.  You have enchanted me
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8 posted 12-12-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Taking the time and effort to make a poem technically excellent and still enjoyable to read is worthy of admiration...and I admire this piece very much.

 To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

Nan
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9 posted 12-12-1999 10:30 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Let's go another lap around......

Moonlight
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10 posted 12-12-1999 10:39 PM       View Profile for Moonlight   Email Moonlight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonlight's Home Page   View IP for Moonlight

I really liked this!  Especially the use of the word "ballgown".  Very nice poem, Rod!

Denise
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11 posted 12-12-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Lovely, lovely, lovely!  

 Denise


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Could your Lily be a lady?  For I have know of such.  I enjoyed this far to much and find myself returning to reread......Excellent!

 Share what you are for you are what you share

Femme's Father
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Your poem was beautifully done and based on the Word of God.  No fault could be found by anyone because of your talent and perfection in style.  I love the way you hid the Word so slyly within your text.  You must be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.  God Bless You.

 A man's heart often cannot see the light - because of the darkness of it's own motives.... - James David
Rod
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14 posted 12-13-1999 03:38 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod

Thank you all SO much for your kindness.
It is I who am both humbled and privileged to be counted among your number!
If I may use the parlance of one of your esteemed number - This website "likes me much"!!
Dark Angel
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Enchanting Indeed!! Beautiful Rod!  

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


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Wish you would come back, Sir!
Artic Wind
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17 posted 11-12-2007 07:08 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Another lovely poem

ARCTIC WIND
 
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