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Garden of Narcissus

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Garden of Narcissus

In every direction that the wind blows
The bulbs of the narcissus bulge and bloom
In all of latitude doth the wind grows
Brushing its floral leaves, dost the wind groom

For acres the narcissus flowers loom
Abroad earths garden in a village where
Anglican Nuns approached the natives there

Of black habit, the garment that they wore
Hid everything except their nose and eyes
Now of great faith, the Nuns, in all were four
Gave praise from hour to hour 'til darkened skies

Thus of their faith, a cherished noble prize
Of glory in the power they would mend
The land amongst an atmospheric wind

Slicing into the spring the sun would shed
His light unto earths dark exploited trail
As nature, bathed in beauty, blew and spread
Throughout the village like an handsome male

Faces revealed, the Nuns removed their veil
Seduced by sensuality they saw
And vanity the narcissus would draw


Johnny Sumler
Rhyme Royal

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  1. Date: 9/6/2011 8:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Dr. Ram Mehta's "Royal Rhyme" contest Johnny. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 9:55:00 AM
    Congrats Johnny on your fantastic win with this extraordinary entry luv.. amazing words .. luv..

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 12:56:00 AM
    Johnny, a pleasure to see your poem in the winner's circle . Congratulations on a worthy entry. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 11:19:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in my contest, Johnny

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 11:15:00 PM
    I think I am reading you first time....This is an amazing poem from you...I am yet to write a poem in this form.Thanks for your high praise at my Secret Funny poem.Well I am a MALE from India.

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 12:24:00 PM
    you capture the theme and a vivid imagery in the readers mind, very well done, johnny!... sparkling! :) huggs

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 10:47:00 AM
    an eloqeuent write Johnny.. full of grand imagery and pleasant lines luv.. the ending with the Nuns brought back memories as I had 12 years of education with nuns.. tough but worth it.. nice intoxication...

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 10:47:00 PM
    Lovely verse that almost gives scent to the reader. The images in the story weave so well too Johnny. Enjoyed so much

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 9:26:00 PM
    quite interesting tale, it seems different from my own rhyme royal I just wrote, maybe because you did extra verses. Cool one, Johnny.

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 6:38:00 PM
    wonderful write!!! good luck on the contest! sounds like a winner!-----Lori