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Beyond the Garden's Edge

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-27-2000 08:14 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Beyond the Garden's Edge

If you should ever wander forth
Beyond the gardenís edge
And leave this place of bounty love
Where we have laid our heads
Then I shall never wish to breathe
The perfume of a rose
Nor gather blossoms for my eyes
Nor worship joyís repose

For life would vanish if you left
This nest of Eden home
This space profuse with radiant hues
Below Godís azure dome
Without your love, Iíd never more
Recline in petal's soft
To study midnight canopies
Of planets posed aloft

If you should disappear one day
Beyond the primrose hedge
For want of just one wishful step
Outside the gardenís edge
Iíd never care to turn an ear
To warblerís lullaby
Nor would I raise my eyes again
To wonders of the sky

Iíd never visit with a  star
Except to ask it why

Elizabeth Santos

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BSC
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1 posted 06-27-2000 08:19 AM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Elizabeth - The beauty that flows from your pen is simply amazing.  This is such a beautiful, loving poem.  Bonnie
Dark Angel
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2 posted 06-27-2000 08:19 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Elizabeth, how I love this, it leaves me speechless. Voted!  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died,
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

Jamie
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3 posted 06-27-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

This has to be one of the most eloquent statements about the importance of faithfulness that I have heard.
(God I can't be wrong about that can I??)
A very flowery speech!

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


Janet Marie
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4 posted 06-27-2000 08:59 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

oh yes...how i do so love this rose of a poem
its is simply breathtaking and amazingly
perfect...
had to be submitted...HAD TO BE  
take care sweet poet
jm
linda munday
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5 posted 06-27-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

Then I shall never wish to breathe
The perfume of a rose
Nor gather blossoms for my eyes.....

So this is how poetry perfection is.

Linda M.
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6 posted 06-27-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Oh Liz, this is beautiful. I can relate to this very well. I hope it gets in the book!

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
Sunshine
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7 posted 06-27-2000 11:51 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

{~,^}

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Sudhir Iyer
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8 posted 06-27-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

If you should disappear one day
Beyond the primrose hedge
For want of just one wishful step
Outside the gardenís edge
Iíd never care to turn an ear
To warblerís lullaby
Nor would I raise my eyes again
To wonders of the sky

Iíd never visit with a  star
Except to ask it why

....
What wonderful thoughts, incredibly beautiful...

regards to you Liz,
Sudhir


Death, be not proud, though some have called thee,
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

- John Donne
Colin
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9 posted 06-27-2000 12:51 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

This is a beautiful poem Liz and it has left a wonderful peaceful feeling in my heart. Your words are tranquility in essence.

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
X Angel
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Posts 1592
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10 posted 06-27-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Elizabeth, you write beautiful poetry...this is the epitome of what awesome poetry should be.
Much Luv and Hugs
~Heather
Martie
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11 posted 06-27-2000 04:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--I loved this again...a beauty, it is!
Denise
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12 posted 06-27-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ah, yes, this is one of my favorites, Elizabeth! I just love it!   I also think that you should submit your 'Kentucky' poems for the book...among the first you ever posted at Passions...they still run through my mind from time to time. They are so beautiful. I'd love to see them in the book!

Denise
Marge Tindal
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13 posted 06-27-2000 09:48 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

Elizabeth~
Surely you know how much I like this one -
your phrase 'beyond the primrose hedge' gave me inspiration to write one using that for the title.  I love it !
Thank you for sharing such inspiring thoughts.
You are WONDERFUL !
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com


Seymour Tabin
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14 posted 06-27-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
You gave my heart a turn with this poem. Love Sy
Severn
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15 posted 06-28-2000 02:50 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

What could I say that hasn't been said already? I love this, Lizzy...

hugs  K
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 06-28-2000 09:18 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank yo for your wonderful replies to this poem. They are all so very heartfelt

Liz
Cerenity
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17 posted 06-29-2000 08:40 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Liz,

This one is so perfect, you are so full of love and it shows so very much in your poetry, I would love to see this one in the book, thank you for sharing I will keep this one for sure.

Love,  Cerenity
AVANTI
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18 posted 06-29-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

lovely poem...well written...


If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

Nicole
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19 posted 07-10-2000 07:05 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

sigh, oh this is too good to be stuck way back on page 10!  Love it!
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 07-10-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Cerenity, You are so sweet to respond so to all of my poetry. Thank you
Liz

Avante and Satiate, Thank you forreading and commenting

Liz
WhtDove
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21 posted 07-10-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Liz, this is most magnificent! Purely beautiful as the heart that wrote it! *V*
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


22 posted 08-03-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Liz, love it! And purrrrfect ending!  
Not A Poet
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23 posted 08-03-2000 05:19 PM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Beautiful Liz, don't know how I missed it before.

Thanks,
Pete
Elizabeth Santos
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24 posted 08-04-2000 05:53 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Whtdove, Thanks for your comments and for all you've done

Christopher, If you like it, I am thrilled

Pete, Your comments mean so much to me, thank you

Liz
 
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