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Sweet Solitude

*Inspired by Edmund Blair Leighton's painting of the same title
She wanders into the garden,
A glorious book in her hand.
It's bound by the loveliest cloth,
And the story inside is grand.
The story provides an escape
From a life of duties and rules.
The characters become good friends
And prose adorns pages like jewels.
As lavender perfumes the air,
It mingles with wind through the trees.
She loses her place for a time 
As pages are blown by the breeze.
Surrounded by flowers and shrubs
And shaded by trees that seclude,
She clutches the book to her chest 
And basks in this sweet solitude. 

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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:30:00 PM
    Congratulations, with your winning poem Heather , 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: 3/28/2013 2:00:00 PM
    You rock, Heather. Congrats! :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:13:00 PM
    This poem is a pleasure for the senses. I love your use of color, nature, and scent. It really weaves a spell through your poem. Great job.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Heather, I have a poem similar to this one. A sonnet about a woman in a garden!! Gosh , how am I missing all these amazing poems of yours? I think I must not have been seeing you lately to have missed these last two I commented on! Congrats. This was a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 1:09:00 PM
    How peaceful !! Congrats on your win !! Just lovely story telling in your poem !!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:54:00 AM
    Wouldn't we love to settle in, curl up in a beautiful garden, secluded from the world once in awhile? Read our book, and drink in the peace. ?? Just thinking of it, gives me a sense on ahhhhh!! Lovely poem, Heather!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning placement in my contest, Heather! I am so glad that you had an entry for me. It truly was a joy reading this poem as it stood out in its excellence.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:20:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Awesome,,,, love to read one's like this,,, thumbs up for a win. going to fav's ;}

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 8:38:00 PM
    Our minds are the canvas on which you paint your words.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 1:25:00 AM
    This is very beautiful Heather..lovely.

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 4:45:00 AM
    I would love to be wrapped up in your poem right now. It's sounds absolutely heavenly.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Oh so wonderful a story...Heather....beautiful

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Very impressive work, Heather...great lines here!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Oh my dear Heather...This was absolute perfect! I kid you not! There is nothing in it that could possibly be changed! Great job! I MUST see the painting! Thanks for sharing! :)

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 10:42:00 AM
    Aha--Heather is getting the meter!!--And a beautiful poem as well! You are a quick study.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Great work..I haven't seen the painting so I can't compare..Reads like winning material to me...Sara

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Beautiful !!! I see it well even without the picture.

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    Date: 3/11/2013 5:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is a lovely place to be dope poem!!!