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Flora's Barter

Flora’s Barter

Behold the girl
Reciting in the gardens
Emily Grace
Poetic voice to sharpen
Enhaling scents
From flowers freely lent
Lyrical verses
Flora’s barter well spent 

Behold the rose
Growing on the arbor posed
Enriched by the words
Read from books composed
Rising higher still
Glancing over shoulder bold
Pink as sunkissed cheeks
Reading poems spun of gold

Behold the paths
Lined with blooming flowers
Embracing hymns
Of lyrics that impower
Strolling along
Lost in tranquil setting
Garden of verses
Blooms well worth investing

All rights reserved ............... 2/21/13
Poem based on Edmund Blair Leighton's painting, “Sweet Solitude”

Copyright © Debra Squyres

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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Congratulations, with your winning poem Debra , I'm also stopping by to say hi, and wish you an early Happy Easter, just in case I don't have time to stop by in the next few days. take care and have yourself a good one~ Always & Forever *LINDA"

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:52:00 PM
    you wrote beautifully in this contest, Debra. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:50:00 AM
    Congratulations!!! Debra! Well done!! Lively write!! Big hugs Deb

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Behold is such a strong word, one of my favorite, thanks for a lovely garden of words.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:40:00 PM
    A walk in an arboretum is an experience not to be missed. Thanks for the opportunity. God Bless. D.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:38:00 AM
    Hi Debra loved this sweet write very much, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 3:59:00 PM
    A very nice poem that I have enjoyed reading this afternoon. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 3:51:00 PM
    An enchanting stroll through the poetry garden. Leaves the senses reeling with fragrances of lilting prose. Perhaps it was a scented rose. :)

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 2:27:00 PM
    This is another one of your excellently creative writes my friend! This is certainly a masterfully written poem, one of grandiosity! I loved reading this delightful piece this afternoon! What a powerful poem this one truly is Debra, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Very descriptive work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments were uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 12:42:00 PM
    This is a winner Debra without doubt....really really good....Seren