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Where Eden Begins

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Where Eden Begins

There, beyond the garden wall, 
Lost among the grass and weeds
A wild rose grew beneath the trees
With fragrance blithe, to fill the breeze
And her petals soft as velveteen...

She is watered and fed by pearls of dew
But is hidden there, where no one knows
Where no one sings a song for her
To praise the beauty of her hue...

This lovely rose in solitaire
With leaves of green, and tendrils twined
Yearns to bask in joys of spring...
Where song birds nest, and robins sing
A place to show her grace, sublime...

A garden fair, an arbor high
Is just beyond the other side
She spies a crevice in the wall, 
And through the slit a golden glow
She climbs the stones, and stretches small
And squeezes through, uncurling all
A virgin rose, unkissed, and shunned
Has found Eve's garden in the sun


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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 3:00:00 PM
    fantastic poem Carrie love it congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:50:00 PM
    wonderful win...PD

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, capturing the wonder of nature even when its neglected. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Carrie congratulations.Extremely wonderful work.Next time i would sit with solid 10 parameters and evaluate.I never expected the support of great poets like you.I evaluated little careless.(: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poem on nature, Congrats, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:48:00 AM
    What beautiful words you write. Loved it. Betty

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 10:51:00 AM
    This is beautiful...very much so. I loved it...Caleb

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:15:00 PM
    CARRIE, ~ CONGRATULATIONS in FRANCINE'S lovely "SPRING IS IN THE AIR" contest. have yourself a nice and sweet smile on me...;-) LOL...xox~ PD

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:18:00 PM
    ((()))Wonderful expressive and creative work..Enjoyed reading it this afternoon..It has such great flow and rhythm to it also..Sara

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 4:02:00 PM
    Ah Spring, very lovely Carrie..climbing roses are so pretty but oh those june bugs! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Lovely poem Carrie ...Seren

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 6:11:00 PM
    beautiful write ... I like the last line......congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Such a beauty from you Carrie!Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 12:15:00 PM
    This is so very how the rose, rose to the other side....inspiring! Big congrats! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Oh Carrie, I dont know how this didnt win a big first. So lovely. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Found myself rooting for the rose !! Just love how you did this...beautiful and uplifting !! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Congratulations Carrie :-)

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Many congrats on your 3rd place win Carrie, this was not the traditional Romantic poem that I expected or that most entered but it is one of the most exquisite poems I've ever read

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 2:21:00 PM
    So beautiful your velveteen words dear

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:50:00 AM
    wow, you can do everything, Carrie, and here you are showcasing your ability with rhyme and meter. You will always be free verse queen for me, but you are skilled in everything under the sun!!