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My Seasons

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Below is the poem entitled My Seasons which was written by poet Connie Marcum Wong. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My Seasons

In my youthful springtime
I walked amid the garden.
I gathered many flowers
In varied lovely colors.
I chose the delicate poppy
That was dearest to my heart.
Little did I realize when
I plucked it and confined it
In a vase, that it would so
Quickly fade and wither.

I was determined not make
That same sad mistake again.
As I began my summer
I fell in love with a crimson rose.
Its stem was strong and sturdy
And when contained with-in a vase
Its petals opened ever slowly, and
It became more beautiful with age.

I know that my sweet rose will be
With me through my autumn.
Then one day in my winter
That precious flower that I treasure
Will lose all its pretty petals.
I will gather them together to
Make a fragrant potpourri.

Note: Now that the 'Metaphorically Speaking' contest by Catie Lindsey
has been announced, I can reveal that I was speaking of my ex-husband
as the poppy flower whom I married in my Springtime. My Crimson Rose
is the man I married in my Summer whom I am still married to after almost
31 years. The other flowers are the men I dated before I was married. If
my husband dies before me, my memories of him will become the potpourri.

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:39:00 PM
    What is that word used to describe how beauty fades? I think it's 'vanitas'. The withering flower reference reminded me of the theme of the impermanence of youth, something that I'm particularly interested in and write poems about often. Good work!

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Connie, , Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA .

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 1:50:00 PM
    I'm so glad you liked my trio of whiteness. I surprised myself writing it!!

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 7:51:00 AM
    Way to fly Connie on a well deserved win! Congrats! Love and hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 8:23:00 AM
    wow! Wow!!! Super sweet! I love it! MY HUGE HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN MY DEAR CONNIE!!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:25:00 AM
    You have summed it up well: Love that slowly develops, lasts longest. I, also, had a false start, but am now happily married. Congratulations on your win, Connie. Love Suzette

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 9/25/2012 1:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was married to my ex 10 years, but it all worked out the way it was supposed to. Thanks Suzette.
  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:35:00 PM
    connie, I am thrilled to see you on the winners' list. you SO deserved it with this piece that tells your whole love life!! I could really tell the part where you were referring to your hubbie. BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:17:00 PM
    Connin, Oh! How lovely! Love your addendum to the poem. Congratulations on your win. Delighted to be with you in the circle of winners. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 7:58:00 PM
    Connie, congrats on your win with this lovely poem! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 4:31:00 PM
    Wonderful and nice piece,Connie.I love flowers too.Congrats on your win..Great write

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 9/24/2012 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This poem is not about flowers. It is a metaphor. See my note above. Thanks so much Olusegun.
  1. Date: 9/24/2012 3:56:00 PM
    What an upbeat ending!! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 1:17:00 PM
    congrats on your win Connie

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, A stunning poem. Enjoy your potpourri.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Connie :-). Congratulations with your awesome win in Catie's "Metaphorically Speaking" contest. Have yourself a nice day~ LUV*PD

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Congratulations, Connie, on your win in my contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:05:00 PM
    Connie, I hope one day you get to see a firefly for real and hold it in your hand. They are so cool!!! Utah does not have them. I guess they only like wet places, humid places. That's why it's strange they are not found in Hawaii!!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 4:37:00 AM
    Connie. Each season has its charm - but I like spring and summers best. Lovely poem - and well written. Have a great Wednesday. xoxo love Anne-Lise :)

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 9/13/2012 4:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was writing about my youth in spring and middle years in summer etc. Thanks so much for you comment Anne.You have a good week too. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 10:31:00 PM
    There are certain flowers termed "everlastings" because they can last for a couple of years after they have been cut. I know strawflowers are among that type. I'm not sure of others. Good write.

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 10:28:00 PM
    wow, connie, this new one is amazing. Reminds me of the themes that I enjoy writing about and this is one of them. LOVE it. btw, got your sweet card today. How nice of you to send me that.And the little book mark. Thanks so much!!!