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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 2000-07-03 07:33 AM

Posie Petals

The remnants left of posy red
Once pressed between a page
Now shriveled down to petal dust
Recalls another age
A posy dead, yet rosy red
Still dwells within the eye
That we may draw it’s beauty from
A memory by and by

What joy remains from laughter’s tune
Immersed in tender tears?
Melodic lilts of pleasure hymns
Forgotten through the years
A treasure box of reminisce
That opens now and then
As chiming echoes of the past
Come forth from deep within

What now endures of love that’s lost,
But tastes of bittersweet?
The sorrow of a starless night
Clings on, as memories creep
More vibrant though, the pulsing bliss
That lulls within the vein
And gushes forth when music strikes
A chord of bitter pain

The dreams still drenched in posy flush
Of lovers’ ruby days
And laughter churned by simple joys
We grabbed along the way
Are sweet remains of love that’s gone
Still rustling in the breeze
The lasting strains of passion notes
Among the willow trees

And posy petals crushed within
The mellowed paper leaves

Elizabeth Santos - 6/8/00

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1 posted 2000-07-03 07:36 AM

Wonderful Elizabeth


Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.

ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
2 posted 2000-07-03 07:41 AM

Dear Liz: Wonderful poem of nostalgic romantic memories. Beautifully written, as usual.

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

ellie LeJeune

Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 2000-07-03 10:09 AM

I wish I could give this epopee more then one vote. Exquisite. Love Sy

serenity blaze
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4 posted 2000-07-03 12:04 PM

perfect Liz,
wonderful words and memories
perfect sentimental imagery
take care, jm

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5 posted 2000-07-03 04:27 PM

Hi Liz,

wow, I am always so set free of lifes strife when I read your poetry, you make my heart sing so loud sometimes I think others can hear it,

Lots of love,  Cerenity

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6 posted 2000-07-03 05:03 PM

I really like this one, Liz...
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7 posted 2000-07-03 05:12 PM

This is perfect Elizabeth!
Your words have sketched a vivid picture for me!
Very well done!  


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8 posted 2000-07-03 05:43 PM

This one evokes deep feelings from within! Very beautifully done, Elizabeth!  


Poet deVine
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9 posted 2000-07-03 09:15 PM

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10 posted 2000-07-03 10:27 PM

My friend~
You sent me to the cedar chest -
rummaging for the special book
that held the special flower ...
all you said is true ...
and I sat in sweet and misty-eyed reminisce.
Thank you, Elizabeth.

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

Yu Lan
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since 2000-04-13
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New Zealand
11 posted 2000-07-04 01:19 AM

What a delightful poem Elizabeth.. beautifully said, just as in your other works..


"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu

X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
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12 posted 2000-07-06 01:06 PM

I save ALL my Posey Petals!

Great writing m'dear

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13 posted 2000-07-11 12:26 PM

Not only do I wish I could vote more than once for this. I wish I could write like this!  Liz you are just superb!  

[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 07-11-2000).]

Sudhir Iyer
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since 2000-04-26
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Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
14 posted 2000-07-11 08:13 AM

A superbly written poem... Liz, this is awesome...


Not A Poet
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15 posted 2000-07-11 11:08 AM

Liz, another jewel. Loved it.


Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 2000-07-12 01:27 AM

Thank you all for your very kind responses to this poem. Your comments are appreciated so much

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Backwaters of Avalon
17 posted 2000-07-12 04:30 AM

Lisa.. this poems grabbed my heart completely, it's such as a nice to describe a female's feeling for love. By the way, also liked the rhyming at the end of each alternate verse.. ;-) deserves a vote!!

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.

Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 2000-07-12 08:48 PM

James, Thank you for your very kind response to this poem
Take care

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19 posted 2000-07-12 09:33 PM

Oh Liz, what can I say? This is beautiful, my friend. You have my vote!

"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

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20 posted 2000-07-13 04:01 AM

Liz just beautiful and full of grace..loved it  

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

Elizabeth Santos
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Posts 9269
21 posted 2000-07-31 03:09 AM

Love Bug and Tracie, sorry I missed your comments on this. Thank you both very much for your remarks

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