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So Beautiful this Circle

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Martie
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So beautiful this earth
this crystal...fragile wealth

There is so much beauty in this earth...one flower, one garden, one compost bin...multiply and grow one perfect rose.

This poem reposted for the beauty of this earth and all things living ...

Circles move in the garden
The flower folds into death,
seeks the ground
and covers the warm earth,
molding with the leaves
swept from the tree onto the path,
making room for the new bud.

The strawberry’s sunny face turns red,
the sweet pea is perfumed,
the honey suckle sweetened
as the circle moves and the end
becomes the beginning.

The flower, nipped in the bud
dies slowly,
coloring the room,
singing a heart,
joying the dancing boy and girl,
catching the girl’s hair in the color
that sparkles her eyes.

As the sun moves into another rising,
flowers open to beauty
and close to death.                                                                                
In this fantasy of time
a young girl strips the petals
from the daisy of her youth
and one by one drops her innocence
and opens into a woman.

A rose blooms
into the fragrance of a boy’s desire,
and every breath
quickens him to manhood.

The flower lays tangled
in the memory of years,
pressed against the pages
of time, it waits,
and grows a memory.

If a flower is plucked
by some raging storm,
its seeds will set another bloom,
its petals will enrich the ground,
and nothing will be lost or forgotten.

In spring new flowers will color the hills,
and from a mound
of plain, brown earth
life will return.

Circles move in the garden.
Circles are forever.



[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 04-23-2000).]
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1 posted 04-23-2000 12:05 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, Martie, for sending me to bed with a smile on my face and beautiful images in my mind........
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2 posted 04-23-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, very beautiful, Martie! Thank you!

Denise
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what a wonderful piece of art!

 Kathleen

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You always have the most beautiful images in your poetry! Lovely!  
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5 posted 04-23-2000 02:13 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

Martie~
What a wonderful gardner you are, my friend.
This is the loveliest floral bouquet I could ever hope to receive.
You are just the BEST !
Your images jump off the page
and into my heart.
How do you do it?
Such perfection everytime.
Love and Happy Easter, dear, dear lady.
Circles make me happy.
~*Marge*~


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Martie
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I hope you had sweet dreams, deer.

Thank you Denise.

Kathleen--thank you so much for reading and responding

PdV--What a nice thing to say--thank you

Marge--Circles are special and so are you..Happy Easter to you too!
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 04-23-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A lovely, lovely springtime poem. Very fragrant, your verses
Liz
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What a pleasureable read for an Easter afternoon...  *smile*
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Martie, This is such a beautiful poem and discription of life.  It is so appropriate to post on Easter.  I always enjoy your refreshing imagery.

Franni

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Will the circle be unbroken..? Is life a merry-go-round with painted horses goin up and down..? Are we taken gone on a whim..? where does a circle ever end..?

Looks like you got caught in a loop your back on top again.

Nice title Martie.


 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
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