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bsquirrel
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0 posted 01-29-2000 02:03 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

I thought I'd leave the "amjors" long enough to drop some sweet petals on this sweet place. I wrote this poem a few days ago. Hope you all enjoy it.

Mike

-how to appreciate flowers-
i. rain
cluster of flowers weighed
down in mud.
leaves glistening, crumbs
of dirt darkening,
sliding down the leaves.
stems pushing forward, down, out,
up.

ii. dry
a wish in view.
head gentle, curling, uncurling,
folded along velvetcell lines.
a small green pedestal
of complete slow adoration
-- physical neediness to be loved --
balancing a centered silken heart.

fragrance, aroma of sweet
exhale, perfume natural,
scent slightly insistent.

cupped in invisible hands,
waterstraw through a central vase.
florescent molecules collecting,
brightening the tabletop, piano or cabinet.

or among its own,
the green and the colorful,
the world's many fragiled heart
awake and opensmiling.


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bsquirrel
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1 posted 01-29-2000 02:06 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Uh... that word should have been majors. Majors! It kinda looks french the way I have it, but I'm lousy at french (c'est vrai, n'est-ce pas?) See what I mean?

Mike
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2 posted 01-29-2000 02:15 AM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

Well, Mike, this is definitely a major poem!   I like how you title the parts...I can learn a lot from poets like you.  

Great poem!

Little Spyro T. Dragon
Denise
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3 posted 01-29-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks for bringing such lovely flowers to the Pub, Mike! They add a delightful aroma to the atmosphere!

Denise
Munda
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4 posted 01-29-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Very lovely Mike, I could almost smell them.  
Gene
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5 posted 01-29-2000 03:03 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

I like the yin/yang (rain/dry) thing.

Nice! ~Gene
Martie
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6 posted 01-29-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I own a flower shop, and this certainly caught my interest. I really liked what you did with this, opened up a flower and spilled out the right words.  Lovely!
Wikket
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7 posted 01-30-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Wikket   Email Wikket   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wikket

Great!  I wish I could enlighten my bf on the beauty of giving these wonderful little pleasures...    --Jamie
Exile
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8 posted 01-30-2000 12:17 PM       View Profile for Exile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Exile

Very good! Like Munda, I can almost smell them, feel the wet earth on my hands as I cup a blossom....
bsquirrel
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9 posted 01-30-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks everyone. Glad you enjoyed the flowers.   And the best thing about poetry -- any kind of writing -- is we all learn from each other.

Mike
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10 posted 04-14-2000 05:25 AM       View Profile for Broken_Winged_Angel   Email Broken_Winged_Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Broken_Winged_Angel's Home Page   View IP for Broken_Winged_Angel

Reading this, I could picture and almost smell the flowers as you were describing them.. Wonderful job..
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much enjoyed
 
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