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The Faded Violet - (Thumbing Through Treasures Once More)

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Marge Tindal
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The Faded Violet
~*Marge Tindal*~

In my hands I hold a gift of perfect measure.
A collection of Favorite Poems that I'll always treasure.
Bound in very old leather, embellished with gilding of gold,
given as a birthday gift to someone I do not know.

A young lady was given this very gift,
from a friend who took the time,
penciling upon the pages
an inscription that has lasted through the ages.

Miss Pauline Copping
on her 19th birthday ~
Presented by
Mamie Horisholder
June 20th, 1887


My eyes have caressed the masterpieces
contained within this precious gifting
and I felt the spirit of Pauline
lingering within the sifting.

On page two hundred forty seven
I found a treasured piece,
a tiny perfect pressed violet
in a small lacy handkerchief,
with this poem of anonymity.


The Faded Violet

You gave it me long years ago,
In the shadowy evening time -
While the clouds stole round the mountain side,
And the bells rang out a chime.
The blossoms listened at our feet -
The trees stooped from above.
You said, "This flower will say for me
All that my heart says - love."
'Tis long ago, but I have yet
That little faded violet.

And life was at its zenith then,
The world ne'er seemed so bright,
For the sweetest story ever told
I've kissed my violet blue,
And said, "E'en as I keep my flower,
So will my love be true."
Ah me -- I have it hidden yet -
That little faded violet.

We parted long, long months ago,
With not a sigh to tell
That once in far-off happy days,
We two had loved so well.
We parted with but few cold words,
We two who oft had said
Not all the world should come between.
Ah well - the love was dead -
The love was dead, but yet, but yet
I keep my faded violet.


So very tenderly I placed it
back where it has lain for years.
A little piece of Pauline's heart
in a hanky of her tears.

I hope that somehow Pauline Copping knows,
that the faded violet remains.
After one hundred thirteen years,
I treasure ~ her treasure
of truest measure.


~Now five years later ... the same faded violet remains tucked within the pages,
as I read once more, this book of treasured verse~



~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

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© Copyright 2005 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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A treasure, indeed!  How lovely.  Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Jeep beat me to those words!  A treasure, indeed!  And, so is this one, Marge!  Saving it.   ....jo
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Marge/sis

Her book and the violate found a most compassionate heart in you.  I loved the sentiment of this, and love you!
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Marge..
This is very soft and true
touching the heart of me and you


Indeed, Pauline's book and poem has found a wonderful heart in you

Thank you so much for sharing this.
This will go straight To my library..


"Oh...me!Oh Life!
Of the questions of

Honeybunch
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How lucky you are to own such a wonderful treasure.  Well, the whole thing has made me cry - damn eyes!
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6 posted 12-31-2005 08:49 AM       View Profile for Betty   Email Betty   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Betty

That treasure is certainly in the right hands. This is so moving Marge
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Beautiful Marge.  Thank you for sharing this treasure.

believe in what your heart feels...

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What a beautiful treasure to come across! As I read the lines of the poem, they brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

Love,
Patricia

'When you find a dream within your heart, don't ever let it go.
For dreams are the tiny seeds from which tomorrow grows.'

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Marge how lovely. I have a few very old journals and find them fascinating. But the Violet was my mother's favorite flower, and therby mine. Her name was Viola. So this poem and the book it was found in touches me too. martyjo
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How touching and tender this is! Thanks for sharing it, Marge.  One can only dream what the owner must have been like so many years ago.

  Bless you,
    Rae
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Oh Marge,

What a heart you have and what a treasure it is to hold yours.

Much Love, dale

Speaking of ghosts, wouldn't you know here comes mine again...
~Rosemary J. Gwaltney~

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Dearest Margie
This is most devine, how lucky you are and what hands & heart for it fall but yours, it's found a safe and special place within them.

A treasure to behold, thanks for sharing Margie girl.

HAVE A GREAT 2006
~hugs~
Tracie

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


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13 posted 01-01-2006 09:42 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Dear Marge:  This is a double treasure! Your poem and also the wonderful story! I knew it was something special, when I first laid eyes on it. Thanks so much for sending me the link!

Love
Betty Lou

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Dear Marge

"So very tenderly I placed it
back where it has lain for years.
A little piece of Pauline's heart
in a hanky of her tears."

I think I need that hanky myself!

A double blessing indeed!!!

Love Verbena xo

Marge Tindal
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15 posted 08-11-2007 07:52 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

My stars !!
I realized when thumbing through the archives that I had NOT thanked you wonderful people for your kind replies to this piece~

I DO !!  I DO !!  I DO !!
Honest Injun !!

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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lovely

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