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

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One moist patch, like dewy grass,
surrounded by a field of weeds,
emerges first and breathes at last, 
through openings, the air it needs.
Cut off from, and cut off of;
counting on, and counting in;
from down below, to up above - 
A smack on tender, crimson skin.
	There is a pulse.

One spring bud, like seedling stems,
surrounded by a garden wall,
is standing out from all of them, 
despite the fact, they're just as tall.
And though the bud has not yet grown,
the soil and the water see
more than just the seed they've sewn.
They see the flower it will be.
	There is a pulse.

One tall stem, like climbing vines,
surrounded by its petals' plumes,
shares its elegant designs,
and stretches as it blooms.
And when the wind begins to call,
the flower spreads it's pollen 'round.
It falls in love, and loves in fall,
and falling love renews the ground.
	There is a pulse.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2010 9:08:00 AM
    John Congratulations on your honored poetry's place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 5:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the big contest..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:31:00 AM
    John - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:03:00 PM
    John, I love that repeating final line. There is a pulse. And how you went from seed to magnicent vine and back to falling to the ground, the theme of renewal so beautifully penned by you here. Congratulations! Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win John in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:27:00 AM
    Congrats John on your big win in the P.S. contest with this brilliant entry .. enjoy your special place of honor today .. and a Happy Thanksgiving too..with luv..

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:18:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:03:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 5:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this one..Congratulations on your going on into the second round.Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 12:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest John. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/7/2010 10:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week John T. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 11:59:00 AM
    Congrats John on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all this holiday weekend.. thankxxxx for your very sweet comments on my poetry as well.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 4:34:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup John. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 6:47:00 PM
    This is really good

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 4:52:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative write tonight.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 11:52:00 AM
    beautiful! i truley enjoyed thie one :) excellent rhyme!------Ell