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Below is the poem entitled Potpourri which was written by poet Leonora Galinta. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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This poem was simply inspired by one of the paintings of George Leslie, the Potpourri.

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This potpourri is a redolent of our sweet memories When you and I happily shared our love under those deciduous trees Those fragrant petals and autumn leaves were gathered for you to keep Bear in mind that my love for you will never fade; but, it’ll run so deep. You will always be in my thoughts while I’m away When I’m in the battlefield, you’ll always be in my heart to stay You’ll be the source of my valor, strength and hope to be alive You’re the only reason why I always dream to survive. I’ll always remember those blissful moments when I’m with you You always prepare my breakfast - one of the sweetest things you do In our dining room, before you serve the meal for me Center table is adorned with our sweet potpourri. Oh, how lovely to see you one morning upon waking up Your beauty I adore is celebrated outside in musical chirrups In your beige hat, nice dress in billowing skirt with petticoat you wear With your sister, those sweet potpourri – you lovingly share Dining room was entirely filled with a morning grace When sunshine peeps through the window pane, I see a glow on your face An enlightenment I feel, for I know your melancholy soon to vanish When the curtains wave, I’m here my love -- don’t feel any anguish. The picture of you, I paint it enormously in my mind and heart When the sky dims, it will be my only hope to look at As every bit of tiny leaves and petals dispel their fragrance into the air Inhale and feel deep in your heart my everlasting love and care.
June 9, 2013 5. 10pm Note: This is a poem dedicated to George Dunlop Leslie. He is really one of the great painters. I admire him and I’m so impressed with his awesome paintings. I thank our dear friend, Isaiah for sharing him with us /me and his works. He truly inspired me to write this poem especially by one of his paintings, Potpourri. I imagined myself as the lady on his painting. i: ))))) First Place Contest: Any Poem Goes Judged: 6/19/13 Sponsor: Poet Skat Second Place Contest: George Dunlop Leslie (Choose a title from one of his paintings) Judged: 6/17/13 Sponsor: Isaiah Zerbst

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  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:45:00 PM
    love the smell... I'm a sucker when it comes to potpourring my house. I know many who don't like the sweet smell. I will let you go for now.. see you later...hugs.. and love..Linda

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:05:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 10:35:00 PM
    A sweet smelling poem Leonora, the title says it all. sweetie, I posted a Dodoitsu. poem called "RED SUN" I am not familiar with the form. however I followed the syllable counts and rule. I am hoping you can view my poem and tell me what you think on it...... LUv~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Hello My sweetest dearest friend,, stopping by to say good night... loving this one once again... the fresh smelling feeling of life.. and nature .... potpourri... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Congratulations my dear friend always you deserve to win on this superb poem of yourr..How are you..been so very busy that why I'm lazy to write poems these days...but i will try...miss you ;) God bless you always!! mwuah!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:37:00 AM
    Leonora, even more than a wonderful poem, what a great, caring love letter! Congrats my friend!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:46:00 PM
    congratulations my dear Leonora, I knew it was a winner from the start, love xxx

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:20:00 PM
    This is one more reason I didn't enter this contest. Congratulations on your win... More than well deserved.... Hugs to ya... Jake

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Great imagination shown in this very romantic and emotional piece you have written Leonora...Congratulations! - Tim

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:42:00 AM
    your poem is awesome and smells like the best kind of potpourri. I love it Leo, my fav of all poets on the soup. ~CONGRATULATIONS~ always & forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:32:00 AM
    Great work.Its really a tough job to give life in writing taking imagination from a drawing.great job. excellent.

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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Outstanding. Congratulation on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:34:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Leonora

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:12:00 AM
    Congratulations Leo love , a super piece once more xx

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 5:14:00 PM
    things that inspire, do make the mood, potpourri fired , you did include, admire....

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 6:10:00 AM
    Leonora, this had me crying, I don't any of our attempts will match this one, I believe you were preordained to write this one, it went straight to my heart, love xxx

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 3:18:00 AM
    hi there, leonora.. will be in BKK next week.. will soupy you later..:) excited!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 1:53:00 PM
    Hello, Leonora. Just stopping by with a Saturday greeting.