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How Sweet The Garden Stood

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How Sweet The Garden Stood

Remembering how the sweet scented garden stood
Straight stemmed Canna Lilies with pale yellow blooms
Follow the Fluer de Lis Iris spring's passion understood
Before Iris' purple, a host of Daffodils' sweet perfume  
Then the saliferous warrior sprayed Roundup fumes
Now only weeds are plentiful in my sweet garden
Looking through the window to enjoy a sweet view
This heart toward the piquant warrior became harden
Knowing a sweet garden is gone~ only weeds spew
Age says to just give it a sweet kiss adieu

Sponsor:Andrea Dietrich
Contest: Sweet Or Salty
Written October 25, 2013

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Sara, *nice* SWEET Or SALTY win................... HUGS ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Sara, Congratulations On your way to xool Sweet & Sour win... always~ Linda aka PD

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:26:00 AM
    a floral delight,sara..happy cheers to you for your win!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 6:17:00 PM
    This is very enjoyable...even the strong ending is scented just right. Way to go on the contest.

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Why the heck did anyone spray round up on a flower bed? GOODNESS! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 12:10:00 PM
    congrats on your win Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Ah... but there is always the springtime again. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Wonderful Sara....congratulations ..loved the roundup twist..:-)

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Sara, this is a gorgeous poem about a garden. You outdid yourself with this one. Congrats on a great win in my contest.

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Hello Sara, lovely deep epic imagery. I know all your poems are wonderful and beautiful... But, this is by far my most favorite from you. The new is always ready to bloom... hope you are feeling much better these days... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 10:53:00 AM
    I love Daffodils' sweet perfume, my friend. Nice poem of nice view. Good luck in the contest. Loved always,bl

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:24:00 AM
    I normally don't have an emotional response to nature-inspired poems, but you always manage to capture my attention and make me appreciate the beauty of what you are saying. Great poem and kudos :)

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:45:00 PM
    I love the garden you speak of within this write, too bad it disappears over time, becoming overrun by the weeds! I thought at first your poem was going to be a Dizain, but it turns out to be two separate Quintains, and very well written! I really enjoyed reading this amazing piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 5:38:00 PM
    peaceful picture Sara until the end deep and lovely Ty for visiting my page and your congrats Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 4:43:00 PM
    It is a sad time when the beautiful flowers wither away. Yet, in our hearts we know that they will return in the spring. We just have to wait a little while longer. A very descriptive poem, really great work, Sara! This is an interesting take on the "sweet or salty" theme. I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you for the kind comments!