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Late Blooming

You come from that place where Queen Anne’s lace
and milk thistle grow thick on the creek bank
behind the house.
Black-eyed Susans, opened to the sky,
sway strong and tall in the wind.
A dogwood blooms;
in remembrance of friends gone.

And the dust gathers
heavy over that forgotten place.
My heart closed up like a daylily
at moonrise.
And I, a late blooming rose,
far into an Indian summer.

You left; then I—
left and shook the dust not just from feet,
but hair, skin, bones.
It collected deep inside, though.
As you did.

We never said goodbye.

© stephanie pepper, 2013

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 10:57:00 PM
    Hi Stephanie, your poem is beautiful -Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest* hopefully you find this place to be the comfort zone your pen is looking for. If you ever need or seek feedback on a certain poem, click on my name any time you like. I’m looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend Linda"

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:59:00 AM
    well done. Welcome. Rick

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 2:15:00 AM
    Enjoyed this beautiful and emotive poem.. Your descriptives are lovely.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 6:05:00 PM
    What an ending. Truly deep emotions here. Excellent job!

    Pepper Avatar Stephanie Pepper
    Date: 6/24/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! This is one of my first poems so I was really shy about posting. :)
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 4:25:00 PM
    A beautifully written Free Verse poem, with a fluid and natural internal rhythm. Excellent use of imagery, and lovely thematically.

    Pepper Avatar Stephanie Pepper
    Date: 6/24/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! I'm a beginner poet, if I even dare call myself such! I just find that some of my words only come as poems. :)