A Southern Secret

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Down south, Magnolia trees are everywhere
Broad shiny leaves adorn this evergreen
Each spring sweet blossoms permeate the air
Their smell and beauty add to any scene

Their flowers are as large as dinner plates
Red violet base that fades to pink then white
So soft to touch it quickens all heart rates
It's smell so sweet it makes the head feel light

And then there is the secret of the south
For me, I know it is my fav'rite part
A southern belle will kiss and make you shout
Because the scent inflames a lover's heart

If you want someone you love to propose
Bring them down south where Sweet Magnolia grows

    by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 9/19/2017 8:51:00 PM
Daniel, I do hope you are feeling better. I was gone for 3 days then i find out you are sick. Get better soon.When I meet my special man, and proposes tome, it will have the scent of the magnolia flower. Get Well. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 8/21/2017 5:57:00 PM
So dreamy. I have a fondness for the South only from books I've read and people I have met raised there. Your poignant words bring all images to life, you have beautifully captured the essence of this truly magical place in a classic, timeless fashion. Beautiful writing Daniel.
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Date: 7/30/2017 4:48:00 PM
Ahh!! Very romantic work about the Magnolia..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 7/19/2017 9:05:00 PM
I think I have never seen a magnolia tree. We have ice cream called magnolia. It works just as well. Love your poem, Daniel.
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Date: 7/19/2017 1:18:00 PM
You just unzipped the covers of my mind to the unprecedented worship of your adorable lines with a powerful choice of words that can't just be ignored. Showers of your wisdom is well palpated in this page and the only thing I can say is a big WELL DONE! Can't wait to have more of your mental command flowing through my reading mind.
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Date: 7/19/2017 10:57:00 AM
What a nice secret to share with your friends. I wish I had such a tree in my yard.
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Date: 7/17/2017 10:25:00 AM
Kill them with fragrance, didn't the Beach Boys say something about Northern girls, the way they kiss...You are correct about Magnolias, very large flowers
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Date: 7/17/2017 8:50:00 AM
What a beautiful tribute to the Magnolia! They are quite beautiful with such a heady wonderful scent Daniel. "Because the scent inflames a lover's heart" So true! : )
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Date: 7/17/2017 5:52:00 AM
Sounds beautiful my friend..
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Date: 7/16/2017 8:33:00 PM
This grows all over my islands. We have about five colors I think and yes they smell really sweet...Beautiful write Danny, wish I can have some now in my hair :)
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Date: 7/16/2017 7:15:00 PM
This is really sweet, Danny. I have been south a few times now and I love the charm of it! Did you see Beguiled , the remake? The female director really put a lot of the old south atmosphere into the movie, like you have done with your poem here.
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Date: 7/16/2017 6:20:00 PM
I could smell the sweet scent as I read this Daniel. I like the sweet ending of the poem you came up with too. This is both peaceful and uplifting. :)
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Date: 7/16/2017 5:57:00 PM
I love the imagery you have created in this verse,Daniel, but oh I'm from the south and I don't know if that is going to work , just saying hehe :) ~*
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Date: 7/16/2017 4:52:00 PM
Amen to that, Daniel! My nextdoor neighbor has a huge one in her front yard!
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Date: 7/16/2017 4:48:00 PM
Send some my way...maybe the southern belles will follow.
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