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Farmer's Rose

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Farmer's Rose

I walked ten thousand feet
Through high stocks of wheat
You holding onto my arm

The wind blew through your hair
I was glad to be there
This our new home on the farm

It seems like yesterday
As together we play
We lived a life filled with charm

You turned and walked away
Not enamored with clay
You wanted more that is true

The earth was my solace
I watched the seasons pass
What else could I really do

The ground my mistress 
Still I wanted your kiss
Yet there was no sign of you

As all the years went by
I couldn't help but cry
Yet this was the life I chose

From tears a green shoot grew
A thing of beauty new
I watched as the flower rose

A woman oh so fair
Standing before me there
From my garden her I chose

A new form for Dr. Ram
The Balassi Stanza Contest

I combined three seperate Balassi poems
forming  nine stanzas. My first attempt
at this form. I hope I got it right.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:22:00 PM
    Richard Such a beautiful and sad poem rolled up with emotion and sentiment. Nicely done Thanks for the silly and great comment on my Love Hints poem

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/2/2014 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure, thanks for the visit Robin.
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Sad but enjoyable poem. Nice comparison to the garden as a mistress. Congrats, Richard!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 7:53:00 PM
    Congratulations Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks A O.
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Ahhhh!! Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:18:00 PM
    I guess you did Richard--Congrats on your first!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig! ;0)
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Very well combined Richard, Warm congrats on the win. Joe..)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joe.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 1:35:00 PM
    YOu got it right! Congrats. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Barbara.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 10:09:00 AM
    a well crafted poem Richard...with a lovely ending...congrats on the win

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Richard you must have got it right it's a winner lol xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:32:00 AM
    Congratulations Richard.This poem really makes one emotional. A great poem Richard.(: ) Jenish.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jenish.
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Thanks for your interesting poem and congratulations on the win, Richard

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Soft and gentle your words that flow across the page my friend...loved reading your lovely hearts words today.:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are sweet, thanks.
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:35:00 PM
    A beautiful poem, Richard! I think some gardeners do tend to fall in love with their roses! This was very well written, and I enjoyed it! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my latest poem! I really do appreciate the fave! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/2/2013 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Once again it was my pleasure. So nice to have your visit.
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:32:00 AM
    I don't know anything about this form, but you got the words right as always.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/1/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Monterey, So nice to have your visit.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Tnks for stopping by my post Richard.I was so busy to be online.This is such a beauty to read.Hope I have time to return and read more.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/1/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So nice to have you back. I'm glad I was one of your stops.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Wow Richard such a lovely poem whatever form it is....hope you had a nice Thanksgiving..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Back in October, I'm from Canada but I still took a few minutes to reflect on your thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 7:05:00 AM
    I don't know much about this form, but it is a lovely poem, transforming from sadness to hope...thanks for stopping by with your kind comments :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charlotte, it was my pleasure.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Richard......this is a thing of absolute beauty!!! You can nail any form! Oh....I like it...the content matter, the flow...all a beautiful rose....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, you have made my morning.
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 11/30/2013 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The reply below ended up in the wrong place..Forgive..Sara
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 11/30/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The form that is.Sara
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 5:56:00 AM
    I'll have to look that one up ...Very emotive and expressive work..I enjoyed reading your contest entry..I noticed that you dropped by..Your comments were encouraging..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara, have a great weekend.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Richard, a beautiful song of real life.started really well.you should have stopped by fifth stanza.anyway a great poem which touched my heart.awesome.(: ) Jenish.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jenish, I understand your point yet I still like the direction I went with it. There is enough sadness and gloom in lives a little hope is often welcome in a gloomy world.
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