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Sweet William (for Brian's "Bloom" contest)

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Sweet William (for Brian's "Bloom" contest)

When I pick up Sweet Williams
And inhale their spiced perfume,
I see them on the windowsill
Of our tiny old back room.

Their sweet indented petals,
Coloured every shade of pink,
Glowed so bright in that urban gloom
They almost made me blink.

They’d grown on Dad’s allotment – 
An expanse of air and sun – 
Along with fruits and vegetables 
He brought home for my Mum.

Sweet Williams bring it home to me
I’m still the child I used to be.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2009 6:29:00 AM
    Congratulations, Frances!! A deserved recognition. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 4:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's Bloom contest Francis. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 8:53:00 PM
    this is so sweet..congrats on your win. Barbara

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 5:33:00 PM
    congrats on this winning tribute! Frances!........ james marshall goff

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 9:50:00 AM
    The last 2 lines are especially gorgeous. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 8:54:00 AM
    Congrats on your succes in my Bloom contest Frances.Rgds Brian .My latest contest is now open

  1. Date: 8/12/2009 2:43:00 PM
    Beautifully written and very touching. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 8/9/2009 4:01:00 AM
    "Along with fruits and vegetables /He brought home for my Mum."... Pleasing memories, Frances. Lovely piece with precise descriptions. Great entry to Brian's Contest, my best wishes. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 6:48:00 PM
    Sweet Williams are flowers I haven't seen since I was a child. You have brought their memory "home to me" as well, Frances. Enticing, vividly detailed descriptions. Very fine work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 10:11:00 PM
    I remember in my first apartment away from home growing African Violets in the window to remind me of my mothers plants at home. You brought back wonderful memories. Nicely written.

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 5:38:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today and will be back to read more of it soon Frances. Good Luck in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 4:00:00 AM
    Hi Frances, lovely sonnet! Isn't it always wonderful to think back to childhood? Did you read my "Gates of Childhood"? and thank's for your comment. Gert

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 12:19:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Frances.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 8/5/2009 3:40:00 PM
    What a lovely sonnet, and wonderful memories of your childhood.....(I love Sweet Williams too!)

  1. Date: 8/5/2009 2:25:00 PM
    good luck in the contest but I doubt you need any, this is a wonderful sonnet!