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The Garden Gate

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 02-15-2003 07:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

I had to lift the gate to enter--
it dragged ragged on the ground
held by half a screw on hinge--
the rot of wood made not a sound
as I held the door aloft
amazed there was no hindrance there.
I turned and placed it with much thought
imagining a coat of care.

I saw a winding path ahead
overgrown with four-o-clocks
the bricks were moldy in thier bed
parslane held hands--interlocked
Egyptian sage grew wild in bloom
Hawaiian ginger boasted soon
rule of garden in perfume...
behold the braid of bud's cocoon.

Butterflies in kiss of me--
dance to bass of bumblebee.
I spied a sundial in the weeds
the ancient brought me to my knees
pulling grass by the handful
wishing sun would shadow dial...
I pulled the last grasp of the grass
and then the sun burst through in smile.

He played upon a wing of time
casting shadow in the rust
silent darkness rang the chime--
and I, the ash, returned to dust.

© Copyright 2003 serenity blaze - All Rights Reserved
Bill Charles
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serenity blaze - pointed finger, words seen writing in the sky...

BC

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(smiles) Yay!!! Oh my gosh, your gorgeous words are always blooming with such splendid imagery, sweet friend, you truly have the most addictive graphics and that is what always makes your poetry seem like a secret garden, complete with ponds and lights, yay, this has my vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Karen, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

Paul Wilson
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Serenity~ Give me one good reason why I shouldn't vote for this lovely poem...Paul

And time stood still for awhile
With suns glow to my face it brought a smile
When shadow was cast upon ancient sundial

"To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you"

1slick_lady
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this is beautiful...one of the best things i have seen you write...h
vlraynes
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Somewhere... out there...


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Karen~
This is truly beautiful and definitely one
of my favorites of yours.
You never cease to amaze me with your talent.
Hugs,
~Vicky

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

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6 posted 02-16-2003 11:02 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Karen, I don't think I read this before, but like the others, this is definitely my favorite of yours, or at least one of them...

[This message has been edited by garysgirl (02-17-2003 07:49 PM).]

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Makes my heart swell to read this knowing I can vote for it to be in the book!
Sunshine
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I smell summer dust....
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Knowing how you love gardening and flowers I am not surprised that this is what you submitted - and it pleases us all
Dark Angel
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Oh I remember this beauty...Perfect for Reflections!
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Wonderful imagery, Karen. I enjoyed this.

--Elizabeth

You can sit there and forgive someone until the cows come home, and it won't make a bit of difference until they forgive themselves.

Martie
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serenity--this, you...beautiful!
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Damn, this is fantstic! Great to read your wonderful writing again.
Sandra
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14 posted 02-17-2003 02:31 AM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

A beauty, witch!

Ed
Nan
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A wonderful write, Karen...
brian sites
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yes
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with you


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love where this took me
Kit McCallum
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I loved your thoughts in this, Karen ... an excellent write, indeed!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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19 posted 02-18-2003 02:29 PM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

Your work's always breathtaking. Can't wait to see it in a book! This book, to be precise.

remember the sound
that could wake the dead
but nobody woke up at all

rs

Lighthousebob
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Enjoyed this walk very much. Check!!!!

-Bob
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For me personally, this is Serenity Blaze at her finest!

May your garden be forever in bloom,
Linda
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May this be in the book, where its shadows and ghostly ringing may impart the whole book with a sense of otherworldly weight.

Oh, and thier should be their.

Love ya, Sen.
Sudhir Iyer
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yes, yes, yes...

loved it, O serene one ... r u listening?

regards,
sudhir

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This is absolutely beautiful...I'm struck by the final stanza
 
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