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The Young Gardener

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The Young Gardener

She is learning young
Pure genteel pleasures of a garden
Amid the fragrant roses and towering lupines
That give the winter pardon.
Sweet feminine echo of her beautiful mother
She holds up her watering can
a tiny version of the other.

Now she mimics to perfection
The sprinkling of flowers 
as she giggles with delight
At birds in secret bowers.

She can't wait for the 'morrow
Her duties to employ
She is mother's little helper
And Daddy's little joy

For	Isaiah Zerbst -Gordon Dunlop Leslie Contest
http://www.pasionporlapintura.com/art-gallery/george-dunlop-leslie-painter/leslie-gd-the-young-gardener-oil-painting-reproduction/

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:03:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:51:00 AM
    Congrats, SuZ...what a peaceful and serene image this evokes. Lovely lines! :) Thanks for your visits to my work! I appreciate it! My Mama had a green thumb, but I have a good for nothing one! ;) Oh well....Have a great weekend!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:31:00 AM
    Well deserved win Suz--a beautiful description of the painting.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:30:00 PM
    A beautiful poem and painting. Very lovely to read :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Congratulation, one of my favorites. Connie

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:06:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Suz

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Congratulations Suz just love this, well done xx

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win! Well deserved, I must say. The wording is eloquent and well crafted, and the life of this poem is as bursting as the garden it contains! Added to that, I found it sweet and colourful. Thank you for entering this amazing poem.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 6:30:00 PM
    a lovely post dear lady-Have a lovely weekend

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:19:00 AM
    Wonderful write, It's lovely to teach kids about gardens and all the beauty of them. I saw the little girl, and heard her mother in the background, Thank you for sharing this Peter

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 7:56:00 PM
    a wonderful write Suz.... it paints a pretty picture ....best wishes

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Excellent, you have captured so much in your poem, a great depth of feeling. Its a 7 for me.

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Oh, wow! This poem is just bursting with gorgeous imagery. I like it even better than the painting! That last verse is SO sweet. Adding this one to my faves :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Delightful choreography of nature, for the flowers and the people! A harmonious poem!

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:26:00 AM
    You capture the atmosphere of the painting beautifully, Suz. I like it that you focus on the little girl, as I treasure that moments I can spend with my granddaughter with nature. Stay well, David

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:33:00 PM
    Perfection, Suzanne! I enjoyed this poem thoroughly even before seeing the painting that inspired it. I know it's cheesy to say (especially with this being a poetry site), but wow, do you have a way with words! Adding to favorites!