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Under canopy of majestic oaks,
leaves swaying, gentle breeze,
rustling of the dancing leaves,
flying chirps, all species,
joyous laughter, melodic sounds,
like violins, bees abound,
peace surrounds
in backyard paradise.
As I partake of nature’s scene,
eyes affix whites, magnolia high,
reminisce of mother in the sky.
Lessons of nature, she did give,
exploration through wooded path,
wild flowers we did name,
birds’ identity, toadstools find, 
love of nature by her design.

Won HM in Mac McGovern's 
Best Poem Contest
June 10, 2010

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 9:01:00 AM

    You paint a beautiful picture of my favourite place to be, Carolyn-- outside.

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 10:15:00 PM


  1. Date: 6/13/2010 5:58:00 PM

    Wow, isn't it funny how I was drawn back to this poem??? I think I need to get outside into nature more! Sorry - next time I will surely find another fabulous poem to chose from! : )) hugs, shar xoxo

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 5:55:00 PM

    wow. such beautiful imagery - the beauty of nature expressed here is absolutely stunning and I felt transported while reading! a delight to read your outstanding poetry. congrats on your win! thanks so kindly for your thoughtful comment! love, shar

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 6:31:00 AM

    Absolutely breathtaking! Congrats on your most well deserved win! love, shar

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 9:22:00 PM

    Very good write, Carolyn, you described it much better than I could have. Charles

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 7:32:00 PM

    Congrats on the HM win, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 7:08:00 PM

    Congrats Carolyn on your HM in Mac's contest for best poem ..what a wonderful entry and honor for u to enjoy.. so lets go collect our honors together and enjoy a victory dance as we go.. with luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 7:03:00 PM

    Good use of imagery for a creative view. Congratulations on being one of the winners in Mac's contest. Enjoy your success. Wishing you many more. Karen

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 6:45:00 PM

    Carolyn, congratulations on your HM in my contest.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 10:46:00 PM

    Aha, a very lovely one here that I somehow missed of your recent posts! Yeah,when push comes to shove, I amost always manage to come up with stuff, in this case, the silly poem about cowboys and indians. thanks for reading and commenting. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 12:55:00 AM

    One for the favourites Carolyn.A lovely poem.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 6:23:00 PM

    Awesome Carolyn.... what a crazy week for me but full of un ..laptop fried so at a computer bar and raining here so wanted to get my entries into several of the remaining contests.. the bikini seemed to fit ... haha..truly it does this year so I thought ..why not...u have started a great contest my friend..good luck.. and new blogs posted about Adam and Eve... want to pick your Adam? extra points ...luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 5:13:00 PM

    Nice use of imagery to paint a picture with words. You have me smiling with this one. Thank you for sharing it with us and for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 5/22/2010 11:34:00 AM

    Awesome lines in free verse fine, with rhymes, I find. Thanks for your gracious comment. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 12:33:00 PM

    Yup spring is here and it's grand! Thank you! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 12:04:00 PM

    Beautiful imagery in this wonderful poem, Carolyn! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 2:54:00 AM

    quite natural.. and really nice..

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 10:58:00 PM

    A descriptive and fluent piece. Thank you for your nice comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 3:16:00 PM

    I so much enjoy reading your work... wonderful as always ..... Michael

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 12:36:00 PM

    Such beautiful imagery Carolyn and luv your bees abound like violins too.. we have many in my neighborhood in N.J. ... a backyard paradise is so lovely to behold.. enjoyed your creative write today..luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 10:50:00 AM

    Very nice write Carolyn......Larry

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 6:47:00 AM

    Nice write! I love the breaks because you can close your eyes and see and hear the 'backyard paradise'.

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 7:49:00 PM

    Mother Nature can be sweet, but she can be a bear..good write..thanks on Granny..the old days sadly to say are gone my friend..Danny

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 2:32:00 PM

    A very nice write, inspiring with great imagery, Carolyn. Great flow, enjoyed this reading. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your comments on my latest. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 2:06:00 PM

    This poem evokes a very relaxing, peaceful scene. I like the image of you as a very young girl going for a walk with your mother through or near the woods and having her point out the different flowers and critters observed along the way. I imagine you might have picked berries along the way. I pictured you alone with your mother, although I know you have siblings, and I wonder where they might have been.

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 4:12:00 AM

    Great write about your mother..If an entry in Brian's contest good luck with this beautiful write..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..."The Shadow Cast" which was actually metaphoric mixture of real tree to people...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 5:20:00 PM

    nice description!

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 4:55:00 PM

    This is so lovely, Carolyn...."eyes affix whites, magnolia high..." oh I love these lines...each one! Beautiful poetry! Love, Carrie