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In Life's Garden - Dans le jardin de la vie

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In Life's Garden - Dans le jardin de la vie

I hear the whispers of past souls
That guide me through life’s
Wondrous garden of flowers.
Each flower has a unique 
And beautiful bloom.
I see how the fragile and 
Delicate injure easily and
Wither and die without protection.
I am amazed at the strength 
And endurance of the sturdy.
But most of all. . . 
I marvel at the lowly weeds,
Though they be uprooted
And cast out of the garden,
How they find a way to leave their 
Seeds behind to grow and flourish---
Undaunted.

1-18-2014

Note:
This poem is a metaphoric view of the weak, the strong and the unwanted people in life.

Interprétation Française

Dans le jardin de la vie 

J'entends les chuchotements 
des âmes passées 
qui me guident par la vie 
Jardin merveilleux des fleurs. 
Chaque fleur a un unique 
Et belle fleur. 
Je vois comment le fragile et 
Sensible blessez facilement et 
Wither et meurent sans protection. 
Je suis stupéfié à la force 
Et résistance du vigoureux. 
Mais surtout. 
Je m'émerveille aux herbes modestes, 
Bien qu'elles soient déracinées 
Et fonte hors du jardin, 
Comment ils trouvent une 
manière de laisser leurs graines derrière 
pour se développer et s'épanouir--- 
Intrépide. 


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  1. Date: 5/20/2014 4:56:00 PM
    A truly beautiful poem you have written here Connie. wonderful metaphors, You sound like a wonderful lady with time for everybody, and your poem opens my heart to you....Peter

  1. Date: 4/20/2014 4:13:00 PM
    I am sitting here with my mouth open!!! Absolutely beautiful, I loved this one. C'est fantastique!!

  1. Date: 3/27/2014 9:13:00 PM
    A really amazing production, very philosophical and so true.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 3:40:00 PM
    This is a really beautiful and tender write, Connie. I loved the metaphors within this poem. And, the expression of having sympathy for every living thing was wonderful!...Thank you very much for the kind comments. :)

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 8:01:00 AM
    Very cool, there is a magazine [mqversion2datura.blog spot .fr/] that publishes in both French & English its from the UK I believe Connie! Light & Love

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Deb. I went there, and to submit is just a bit more complicated than I can understand. I need to get my nephew to explain a few things to me and then I think I can do it. I appreciate you telling me about this magazine.Merci beaucoup! Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Connie, thank you for setting the music and the mood with your winning. Poem. Congratulations:) Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 9:45:00 AM
    a certain sense of strength pervades in your write, connie.. so well done!... sweet congrats!.. huggs

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 4:01:00 AM
    Enjoyed your write on mood music and congrats on the win,connie

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 2/24/2014 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoyed your winning poem too Dr. Ram. Thank you and Congrats on your win!
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 12:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Connie--this was a really tough batch to judge, all so well written. I appreciated yours for your mood and sense of song, I think it sings better in French but doesn't everything?. Thanks for entering my contest.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 2/24/2014 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for placing me in your top ten Sheri. You certainly had an amazing bunch of poems to choose from and I think you did a fantastic job with your choices. Mahalo!
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:51:00 AM
    I loved this poem, Connie - very clever with its subject matter and it worked so well. My French is very rusty these days, lol, so I'm glad it was written first in English!

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 2:18:00 PM
    Don't know much about a science book/ Don't know much about the french I took/But I do know one and one is two/And if this one could be with you/What a wonderful world this would be...

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 1/31/2014 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How sweet Roy. Words to be enjoyed by this poet's romantic heart. Merci beaucoup mon ami
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 12:44:00 PM
    J'aime ce beau poeme, Connie!!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 1/31/2014 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    En venant vous Ruben, c'est tout à fait un compliment. Merci beaucoup!
  1. Date: 1/20/2014 1:30:00 AM
    Votre poeme, dans l'anglais et le francais, est tres jolie! C'est un travail bon!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 1/31/2014 12:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Je suis content que ça vous a plu Robert. J'aime la langue Français romantique. Merci beaucoup!
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 6:21:00 PM
    Great Poem, Connie. Deeply expressed emotion, in metaphorical relation to that wondrous garden. Amazing imagery, enjoyable overall. A plus that a french version is included as well. Check out some of my poems, might find some you like. Peace.

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 10:49:00 AM
    gosh, connie, did you have a version of the poem in French. Or is it loosely interpreted by your words in English? This is really good stuff. The philosophy behind it is not typical!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 1/19/2014 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wrote it in English first and then translated it into French with online help. I would like to learn French so it helps to translate poetry into French. It sounds very pretty in the language of love I think. Thanks for your nice comment.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 10:21:00 AM
    I can't read French, but Mikki McDonald will enjoy. We had a weed by our front porch steps that fascinated me so I let it grow and grow. The thing became a regular tree with a thick stem (trunk I call it) I finally cut it down with the aid of a spade. No doubt it will sprout again come spring. Survival of the fittest is sadly true. Always enjoy. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 6:03:00 AM
    Oh....this was a beauty indeed. Yes, it takes all kinds to make this world go round...The tenacity of the weeds....I'm fragile myself. I'm dealing with depression...but, I'm holding on. Thanks for sharing, Connie. C'est superb!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 1/19/2014 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Eileen. I am on the fragile side myself so l can relate. Blessings, Connie