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Beyond The Garden Gate

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Beyond The Garden Gate

Ornate is the ironwork that I peer through
as my fingers grasp the garden gate,
and I open my eyes to my Wonderland.

My bare feet step down the moonlit path,
where fireflies twinkle amongst the stars
that reflect upon the flowing crystal brook.
I capture them in a lantern, then set them free.
My lavender dress twirls weightlessly as I dance,
here I am free to feel joy and to dream.

Here beyond the gate of my enchanted garden,
when the golden sun sets low in the evening sky,
the daisies, gladiolas, and pansies never close their petals
and the sunflowers shine in the moonbeams.

While butterflies stay to perch on the blooming trellis,
the song of the hummingbird fills the warm night air
and I fall asleep in my flower bed of thorn-less roses.






Written by: Kelly Deschler
February 17th, 2014
For Nette Onclaud's contest - "My Secret Garden"

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 7:07:00 AM
    Way to go in the garden win..Congrats..Sara..Imaginative work..

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/17/2014 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the congrats, Sara. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 11:05:00 PM
    It seems there are no weeds in your garden. Wish I knew your secret. I pulled tons of wild buttercup today. Congratulations on a great entry and win. Love, Joyce

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 11:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have just been very lucky, but there are still a few weeds in my garden, especially when those dandelions pop up out of nowhere! Thank you so much for your nice comments, Joyce!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Wonderful write ...congrats on your win

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments, Joseph!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 8:15:00 AM
    I just love your descriptions here, Kelly! Congratulations on your win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Lisa!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments, once again. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 3:51:00 AM
    a wondrous vision of peace Kelly congrats on win hugs

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the nice comments, Shadow!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 2:03:00 AM
    Hi Kelly, Congratulations, on your winning poem... Thank you for the lovely garden, every poem, was wonderful, and amazing. Take a trip, and enjoy my latest blog "Midnight Garden." If you'd like... Always ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:49:00 PM
    I thought this was dreamy. This poem did it for me. Imagery upon imagery that floats effortlessly along the page. Lovely work here my friend.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/12/2014 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, my friend! That means a lot coming from such a talented poet like yourself. :)
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 6:28:00 PM
    HI Kelly, well I did enjoy the walk round your garden. Such a lovely vision you paint for us. I think David could be right about the fireflies. All I can say is, I've never seen one in all my years. Now, back to the business at hand. You always paint your canvas with such gentle words that convey the feelings of your heart. What a lovely garden you describe, anyone would like to walk through it. I really enjoyed this one my Friend. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2014 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, Fireflies are so mysterious and enchanting when they glow at night. We also refer to them as "lightning bugs", because of the way that they flash. I wish you had them in the UK. Maybe fireflies are only native to the United States?...Thank you for stopping by, my friend. I am glad that you enjoyed strolling through my garden. :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:38:00 PM
    Kelly, A beautiful tour for me. A poetic paradise! 7 my best, chuck

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2014 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the wonderful comments, Chuck! I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read my poem. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 1:36:00 PM
    Kelly I love the ambiance in this, though I have never seen a firefly, don't have them in the Uk I think...David

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, David! I am so glad that you enjoyed my poem. It would be a shame if you didn't have fireflies in the UK, because they are a wonderful sight to behold! :)
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 10:44:00 AM
    You not only drew me into your garden Kelly but brought back many memories about catching fireflies. LOL My mom was so upset when we let them go in the bedroom one night!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Craig! I am glad that my poem brought back memories for you. I had almost the same experience when I was a kid. Somehow, a few fireflies had gotten into the house, and I stayed awake all night watching them circling around my bedroom ceiling! :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 4:21:00 AM
    What a delightful poem, I'm faving this dear Kelly! Enchanting, indeed!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poems, Bindu. I really appreciate the fave! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 3:46:00 AM
    Fine view of lovely garden and congrats on the win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Dr. Ram! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:47:00 PM
    Enchanting garden you have weaved congrats on your win xxx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Vie! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 7:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2014 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Donna!
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 5:44:00 PM
    I am enchanted my dear, lovely! Congratulations.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Richard! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:45:00 PM
    A lovely twirling dance through all the sweet sights we are given. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Debbie! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:24:00 PM
    so gently rendered in a most descriptive way , kelly... congrats on your fine win in my contest!.. huggs"

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Nette! It is truly an honor to place in one of your contests. And, this was an enjoyable one to write for. Hugs :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 7:10:00 AM
    Who in the world wouldn't want to be in a place this soothing, yet incredible? Stunning atmosphere, capturing the innocence we all miss. Excellent!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Drake! That is the most wonderful thing about being a writer. Through our words, we can time travel and revisit and relive any place or event that we wish to. And, we can take everyone with us! :)
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