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Lily

In a world once devoid of all color.
Near the end of it's mythical age.
Was bestowed a final magical gift
Before time could turn the page


Lily was born to Avalon
And raised in Lyonesse
She spoke in soft melodic tones
and moved with angelic finesse

Her skin was the shade of the harvest moon
Her heart of the sun's warm caress
Her eyes were forged of emerald mist
and her hair was a windswept mess


Sweet Lily knelt at rivers edge
To splash her upon her  face
The waters of the sacred flow
Which carried nature's grace

When she raised her head she felt renewed
and she wiped the wash from her eyes
To see reflected, a strange new world
An awe inspiring surprise

A world of color newly formed
by this girl and her new found powers
Beauty swept throughout the realm
Of Sweet Lily the queen of the flowers


Radiance followed where ever she walked
Her path was not hard to detect
Fragrance of lilac filled the air
While tulips all bowed with respect

She wandered forth, the wind her guide
To share her precious gift
Rainbows free to arc the sky
and infinite bubbles adrift

It's said she wanders still, this place
A world of her minds creation
All beauty it seems is a product of
Sweet Lily's imagination









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  1. Date: 3/3/2011 1:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your very fine win, Joe! Another one! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 11:52:00 AM
    Congratulations Joe on your fine win in Constance's wonderful contest....:)

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 1:23:00 PM
    I just am seeing you placed high with this one. GOOD! and congatulations. LUv, andra

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Congratulations Joe,on your win in Constance's contest "Reflection". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 1:59:00 PM
    Joe, congratulations on your win in the contest :)

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this wonderful piece. I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 4:47:00 PM
    How very lovely Joe, ongratulations on your win. Loe, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 4:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Congrats Joe on your wonderful win in the Reflections contest.. so happy to be sharing the winners list with u luv.. a good friend.. thankxx for reading all my poetry Joe..

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 7:41:00 AM
    Joe, good to see you at the top again. Congratulations on your worthy poem's fourth place honor in Constance's inspiring contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 10:45:00 PM
    great to see your name in the winners ring Joe, all the best.

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 9:18:00 PM
    Congrats to you..thi is a great poem. BG

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 8:00:00 PM
    This had to win. It is my fav. Many congratulations for this big win.

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Wonderful story you have penned here Joe!Congrats on your win----kashinath

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:23:00 PM
    happy congrats to you wowow LILY, joe! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 5:52:00 PM
    As I predicted earlier, Constance did like this entry of yours. Congratulations on winning in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 5:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on the fourth place win in the contest of Constance, Joe

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 11:07:00 PM
    Joe, yours is somewhat like mine, and one of the names I had originally considered was "Lilly Anna!" So I really enjoy seeing this one from you because you also noticed the importance of the flowers in her life!! Very nice. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 12:11:00 PM
    I am stopping by just to thank you Joe, for your kind comment and also to ask you to continue with your writing endeavors. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 8:22:00 AM
    yes, this exquisite piece blooms with fine expressions and images, joe... mine is a bit dark! beautiful, this lily of yours!! :) winning luck to you! huggs, nette

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