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Pink and perfect mystery 
to which I ply my finger, 
she ripens so exquisitely
the longer that I linger

and fluff the modest blossom
with my gentle loving hand,
teasing, ever pleasing
so that now I understand

how beautiful the flower
that yields without duress,
blooming now so fully
in the warmth of my caress.

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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 11:16:00 AM

    Flowers are there in this world to remind us the tenderness and affection associated with early childhood. Had flowers not been there we would not have perhaps this frequently remembered about our infant years. Children are the flowers of humanity and flowers are the children of divinity- in both ways, it is true. This simple poem reminds us this simpler truth of humanity, divinity and nature. My compliments to Keith Bickerstaffe but regret the absence of capitalization which I expect from him.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 10:27:00 AM

    One of the nicest poems I've read here. Great job:)

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:44:00 PM

    The pervading scent of mystery can't help but surround the amazing imagery in this beautiful poem. Perfection needs no words! Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 8:48:00 AM

    This is one of the most eloquent poems I've read here........a soft touch that marvels my eyes with pure pleasure. Lovely lovely lovely!

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:42:00 AM

    exquiste...:) Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:29:00 PM

    I see one of the other great legends of Soup commented on this one too. Elaine George. I came here right as Elaine and Sharon were going off. They were goddesses of poetry here.

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:28:00 PM

    oooh la la. The petal!!!

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:28:00 PM

    ok, now this is really weird!!! I had gone to the first poem you had ever posted and at the very bottom of the page it said Chimera. And now I have come to your page 16 again and the last poem is THIS one. This is so weird!!! How did this one suddently become last one?? You even posted it later than chimera!!!

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 3:08:00 PM

    Hi Keith, I remember this sensual piece and your second place win in a long ago poetrysoup competition. I think of you often and hope life is good for you. Your friend always, Lainie

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:22:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Keith. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 5:00:00 PM

    I agree with Elaine! Very sensual and profound write you've done here, Keith and a well-deserved selection to be a feature this week at the Soup. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 5:32:00 AM

    Hi Keith, I will say it again. This is a masterpiece! Absolutely beautiful! Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 2:04:00 AM

    Lovely Keith, as ever. Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week. Kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 3:08:00 PM

    Very nice flow to this Keith. I enjoyed it much.

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 6:02:00 AM

    Keith, this is an exquisite write, it flows with melody and feeling. I love it. Congratulations on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 6:23:00 AM

    Keith,...congrats with being featured this week with this fantastical write ! james

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 5:32:00 AM

    Again, Keith, an absolutely beautiful poem. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 4:25:00 AM

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

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:54:00 PM

    Congrats on "Petal" being featured again, Keith. Exceptional write. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:15:00 AM

    Congrats on your feature poem this week Keith Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:25:00 AM

    Hello Keith my friend, congratulations on your featured poem. Enjoy the honor and more success with your writing endeavor. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 4:28:00 AM

    I'm new to poetry and wanted to read one of your first on here but boy this cannot be a first poem. It took my breath away. This is the most romantically sensual piece I have ever read in a book or poem or seen in any movie. As I said before, it took my breath away

  1. Date: 2/19/2009 6:26:00 PM

    Beautiful write Keith. The loving touch...

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 5:27:00 PM

    There's nothing any prettier than a poem about nature..and the beauty of it being expressed. I grow some every year..along with my tomatoe, watermelons, and asparagus plants. You have such a great way of bringing it to life..I enjoyed it...Lawrence in Lou.

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 9:31:00 PM

    Keith, what a wonderful poem you have composed here for your readers to savor as I say very well done. Thank You for sharing your gift of writing with us all and may I add congratulations for being featured... MPK

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 5:06:00 AM

    Congatulations on this lovely flower being featured this week. Love Robin

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 8:23:00 PM

    I remember this from when you wrote it. Simply beautiful, dear Keith. lainie

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 5:59:00 AM

    Beautifully disguised, yet not disguised at all I love this one, Keith. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 5:20:00 PM

    Congratulations on your featured write of the week! Warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 4:17:00 PM

    This is lovely! Congratulations Keith on being featured! Well deserved! God bless :) Amy