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Beyond The Garden Gate

Ornate is the ironwork that I peer through
as my fingers grasp the garden gate,
and I open my eyes to my Wonderland.

My bare feet step down the moonlit path,
where fireflies twinkle amongst the stars
that reflect upon the flowing crystal brook.
I capture them in a lantern, then set them free.
My lavender dress twirls weightlessly as I dance,
here I am free to feel joy and to dream.

Here beyond the gate of my enchanted garden,
when the golden sun sets low in the evening sky,
the daisies, gladiolas, and pansies never close their petals
and the sunflowers shine in the moonbeams.

While butterflies stay to perch on the blooming trellis,
the song of the hummingbird fills the warm night air
and I fall asleep in my flower bed of thorn-less roses.






Written by: Kelly Deschler
February 17th, 2014
For Nette Onclaud's contest - "My Secret Garden"

Copyright © Kelly Deschler

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 7:07:00 AM
    Way to go in the garden win..Congrats..Sara..Imaginative work..

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/17/2014 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the congrats, Sara. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 11:05:00 PM
    It seems there are no weeds in your garden. Wish I knew your secret. I pulled tons of wild buttercup today. Congratulations on a great entry and win. Love, Joyce

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 11:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have just been very lucky, but there are still a few weeds in my garden, especially when those dandelions pop up out of nowhere! Thank you so much for your nice comments, Joyce!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Wonderful write ...congrats on your win

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments, Joseph!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 8:15:00 AM
    I just love your descriptions here, Kelly! Congratulations on your win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Lisa!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments, once again. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 3:51:00 AM
    a wondrous vision of peace Kelly congrats on win hugs

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the nice comments, Shadow!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 2:03:00 AM
    Hi Kelly, Congratulations, on your winning poem... Thank you for the lovely garden, every poem, was wonderful, and amazing. Take a trip, and enjoy my latest blog "Midnight Garden." If you'd like... Always ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:49:00 PM
    I thought this was dreamy. This poem did it for me. Imagery upon imagery that floats effortlessly along the page. Lovely work here my friend.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/12/2014 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, my friend! That means a lot coming from such a talented poet like yourself. :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:38:00 PM
    Kelly, A beautiful tour for me. A poetic paradise! 7 my best, chuck

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2014 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the wonderful comments, Chuck! I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read my poem. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 1:36:00 PM
    Kelly I love the ambiance in this, though I have never seen a firefly, don't have them in the Uk I think...David

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, David! I am so glad that you enjoyed my poem. It would be a shame if you didn't have fireflies in the UK, because they are a wonderful sight to behold! :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 3:46:00 AM
    Fine view of lovely garden and congrats on the win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Dr. Ram! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:47:00 PM
    Enchanting garden you have weaved congrats on your win xxx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Vie! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 7:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Donna!
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 5:44:00 PM
    I am enchanted my dear, lovely! Congratulations.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Richard! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:45:00 PM
    A lovely twirling dance through all the sweet sights we are given. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Debbie! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:24:00 PM
    so gently rendered in a most descriptive way , kelly... congrats on your fine win in my contest!.. huggs"

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Nette! It is truly an honor to place in one of your contests. And, this was an enjoyable one to write for. Hugs :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 7:10:00 AM
    Who in the world wouldn't want to be in a place this soothing, yet incredible? Stunning atmosphere, capturing the innocence we all miss. Excellent!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Drake! That is the most wonderful thing about being a writer. Through our words, we can time travel and revisit and relive any place or event that we wish to. And, we can take everyone with us! :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 5:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your enchanted garden..Reads like winning material to me..Sara

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/22/2014 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for stopping by, Sara! I always appreciate your encouraging comments. :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2014 8:05:00 PM
    Kelly, you wrote this to the nines! Beautiful Chuck

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/22/2014 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Chuck! To be honest, I was worried that maybe I went a little overboard when I wrote this one. I wondered if I should have toned it down a bit, but it has gotten some good comments, so I guess I will leave it as is. :) Thank you for stopping by, once again!
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
    Oh Kelly, this poem is so very beautiful, Makes me love my garden, even more than I do already. I'm sure Nette will love this one....Peter

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/21/2014 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Writing this poem made me want springtime even more, after the cold winter that we've been having. Thank you very much for stopping by to read and comment on my poem, Peter. I really do appreciate it! :)
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