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Below is the poem entitled BEFORE THE PETALS FALL which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Fragrance beyond perfume
An intoxicating beauteous bloom   
Kissable touchable tender lips 
Numberless  pert petal tips  -
As  scented wavelets pause
Mid sea and shores  -
Bathing in the soft light
So subtle so slight
Till they blush shady-hued.
Never before viewed;
Never look again  nor speak
Of this fragile moment unique:
Smoothly silken like the tress
On a young girl’s best dress
Folded and curved,  and in the breeze moved.
Peached and  heliotroped and mauved,
In recumbent cascading
Layers pressed together and fading,    
Edged and fronded in frills pink
Of trembling readiness on the brink
To float down to the shore  -
One touch and they are no more.  

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  1. Date: 3/21/2013 12:52:00 PM
    I do like this one Sid, read it twice now and will do so again xx