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Of Precious Peony

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Martie
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Of Precious Peony

This petal is soft
like the closed eye of a child
a pink symmetry that curls
and holds itself
with the fragile purity
of your sweet thought
that quieted this dove
in heralded morning coo
and left a peaceful open glory.

Your love is in this vase
so gently placed in crystal orb
upon this table for me to spy
with glow of cheek the color
of this precious peony  
would my youth regain
for this pleasure is real
and surely my jaded mirror lies.

I will sift this
softening into times bowl
then I will thee hold
in dance of delicate folding
and curl against you
with the hum of a smile
where grace is a glance
that time cannot measure.




 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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Martie,

This is very very beautiful, so full of love.
But what pray tell is a peony.

Parker
Martie
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Oh, poor Parker--you have not seen a peony--like a rose but not as elegant, soft and sweet like an open rose--they are lovely.
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Hay Sweet Lady,

I loved this especially "Your love is in this vase so gently placed in crystal orb upon this table for me to spy with glow of cheek the color of this precious peony." I must admit that I thought you were talking about penny's (quite a different picture) the mind can really do funny things. Nice surprize..!

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Martie,
This lovely poem is exquisite. I've read it a few times which I rarely do. *L* Sy
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Soft and lovely, Martie! Very beautiful!

Denise
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I love the line "like the closed eye of a child" - who would have thought of a flower petal in that way!  And how perfect!  And also the "sifting this softening into time's bowl".  Lovely poem.
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Martie~
Surely such a lovely verse.
You sought my attention ...
and captured it.


'with glow of cheek the color
of this precious peony  
would my youth regain
for this pleasure is real
and surely my jaded mirror lies.'
A keeper for sure
~*Marge*~



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Elizabeth Santos
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Martie,
If Sy reads it twice, it is an outstanding piece of poetry. And it is so pleasant to read, full of love and warmth and softness.
A memorable poem, in my book
Liz
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exquisite  
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I always feel so enriched by the comments that you other poet-friends write.  You make my day. Thank you!!!
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