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Paradise My Sweetest Love

My sweetest love hearest thou my advice
Let's leave for the garden of sweet paradise
We will live under a rainbow with cherries
Eat sweet mangoes and bright berries;
Build a cottage in its midst with a skylight
Bake gingerbread as the sunsets at twilight
Shower in the misting rain on our lawn
Sing sweet songs with the birds at dawn;
Make fireflies’ lanterns soothing our mood
The ravens will bring us nourishing food
The sparrows will build our resting nest
Oh my love—my darling, my earnest:
Together we will wish upon a shining star,
And from each other we shall never be far!

© Revised 5/31/10
© All Rights Reserved

5th Place Winner - Parody Poetry Contest. 
Sponsored by Dr. Ram Mehta, 6/10/2010


Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.


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  1. Date: 6/8/2010 7:21:00 PM

    Oh Dear, I loved this. The sensation, I could imagine every word as I read it. Wonderful job, really. - Stephanie.

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 4:01:00 AM

    Mangoes and the Sparrows did me in- Congrats on the win here Joe

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 9:41:00 PM

    this was very pretty. congrats on your win. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:44:00 AM

    A lovely poem. Congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 5:41:00 AM

    Congrats Joseph on your winning poem in the Parody contest.. with this exquisite write of Paradise... a well deserved win to enjoy my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 2:53:00 AM

    Congrats on the win and support my contest

  1. Date: 11/21/2008 10:17:00 PM

    Tender and full of loving warmth. Congratulation Joseph ob having it featured. Love, Chitra

  1. Date: 11/21/2008 6:30:00 PM

    Congratulations on a sweet romantic write! Laura :)

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 5:46:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/17/2008 12:44:00 PM

    A lovely, moving poem, Joseph! Congratulations on having it featured this week. It's a soothing poem among the darker ones, I enjoyed it very much! ~Carrie

  1. Date: 11/17/2008 10:14:00 AM

    Congratulations Joseph, on your love poem "Paradise My Love" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 11/16/2008 11:51:00 PM

    Congrats on your feature write this week Joseph.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/15/2008 10:24:00 PM

    Thank you Joseph for your comment on "Last Meal" "Paradise My Love"... the simple dreaming wish of us all, put so eloquently

  1. Date: 10/7/2008 11:15:00 PM

    Joseph this a right on target poem. You have shown your talent. #1 fan

  1. Date: 10/3/2008 4:23:00 PM

    An enchanted Garden indeed! Wonderful images-so romantic! and thank you for your comments on my poem also~Trudy~

  1. Date: 9/30/2008 10:35:00 AM

    i liked this poem it was so romatic. and thanks for feed back on some of m poems too best wishes from diane

  1. Date: 9/29/2008 4:12:00 PM

    Joe your wifes a lucky woman I hope she liked this one? Your a love bug aren't you? Great write! Laura :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2008 4:40:00 AM

    Very romantic. The imagery's interesting

  1. Date: 9/19/2008 12:53:00 PM

    a touching warm hearted piece of beautiful poetry.

  1. Date: 9/12/2008 4:02:00 AM

    This is a Great poem, i love and message and thank you for the comments. God Bless.

  1. Date: 9/3/2008 11:42:00 PM

    Be still my heart, Joseph the lines of this write are truly enchanting, you have described a perfect haven of love, a beautiful paradise to share with the one you adore… I am sure that your wife must have enjoyed the read. Well done my friend, I thank you for sharing such an awesome write :-)God Bless, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 8/31/2008 3:56:00 PM

    if you find a woman that will endure this you will have truly found a woman that loves you. eat food from ravens? common. jhl

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 4:50:00 PM

    An exhilarating poem. Sounds very scrumptious. Good one. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 12:50:00 AM

    An ethereal write Joseph.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 6:29:00 PM

    I feel almost speechless by the beauty of the piece, Joseph. Sometimes a verse will have that effect on me, what a gorgeous poem to have dedicated to this most worthy person. She would have to be very special...most assuredly a major part of the puzzle which is you. :) I had just looked at poetry by Bob Quinn, makes me realize how many I must have missed. There were comments by William felt like I was stepping into the familiar. :) God bless you and to you...Mikki

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 6:22:00 PM

    Hello, Joseph ! This poem is so beautiful. It reminds me Middle Ages. Reminds me William Shakespeare. Such a romantic language, very rare at these metal technology times, especially from a Man. I enjoy reading your poetry. Not saying Good-bye for a long, will be back soon, Marina:)) Oh, by the way, thanks for visiting me:))

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 8:28:00 AM

    Oh wow! Yes you have described Paradise indeed! Feels like I stepped into a fairy tale. How beautiful you have written this. Completely enchanting and magical! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 6:31:00 AM

    Joseph, your directness and passion is so evident in this write. It speaks of the heart with clarity and want. Excellent writing. Michael

  1. Date: 8/28/2008 9:25:00 PM

    Beautiful poem Joseph I bet she just loved it. My health has gotten quite a bit better. Off the hep c and recuperating from the back surgery. Feeling better everyday and getting closer to the Lord. I have missed you and your poetry but I have really missed the way you inspire me to try new forms - God Bless