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A Wild Awakening

Springtime rain brings fresh array of flowers east to west. The Rockies’ red and purple tufts of mountain pride are best. And mats of foliage named moss pink face south to get the sun while buttercups put forth large blooms so not to be outdone. Then comes the rain to bleak terrain where gloriously unfolds alongside barren roads - in patches - desert marigolds. Mojave yucca, blue lupines, and sego lily whites with Indian prairie fire flowers paint the deserts bright. And common flowers of the fields in every place abound. Sweet Joe-Pye weed; Black-eyed Susan push up from the ground. The California poppy makes a patchwork orange and blue while dandelions most unloved will countless seedlings spew. In southern marshes blossom too the water hyacinths, making of the waterways pesky labyrinths. In northern streams grow pussy willows naked with no petals, and somewhere on a touch-me-not a bumblebee now settles. Blossoming in woodlands now are flowers in the shade, but most prefer the sunlight of an open forest glade. The wild columbine dressed blue and handsome in the breeze, fragrant like the violet, gives nectar to the bees All across the country there awaken everywhere, each in their appointed region, wild flowers fair. Daisies, clover, daffodils and lovely Queen Anne’s lace. They briefly stay, but we can see more fully nature’s grace! (now for PD's Contest on Best Flower Poem) For Constance La France's mini-contest: Wild Flowers

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Date: 12/4/2021 10:39:00 AM
Congrats on winning the contest with this poem, Andrea. It's easy to see why it won. Beautiful expressive imagery. Your poems are a wellspring for me. They are so soothing to read. I have to reread them to take in the full meanings. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. Your poet friend, Bill Hugs for you.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 12/4/2021 11:23:00 AM
so nice of you to say, Bill!!
Date: 6/13/2011 8:09:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Poet Destroyer's "Best Blossom Design" contest Andrea. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/12/2011 1:14:00 PM
ANDREA~~ A SUPER ~Congratulations 4 this wonderful FLOWER entry!!!! Thank you it was an honor to have you support my contest. Don't miss out on my next one.. Take care,..p.d
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Date: 6/11/2011 8:11:00 AM
So many beautiful flowers I love, Andrea. Exquisite poem. Congratulations on your win in the contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/11/2011 7:39:00 AM
My congratulations on the win in the contest of p.d., Andrea
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Date: 6/11/2011 4:42:00 AM
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Paul Beadnall
Date: 6/11/2011 4:43:00 AM
Date: 6/10/2011 9:55:00 PM
WOW! What an interesting layout of so many different and beautiful flowers in different parts of the country! Interesting and well done! Congrats on your win, Andrea! Best wishes, Caroline.
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Date: 6/10/2011 9:45:00 PM
This is beautiful and so well written. congratulations Andrea. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/10/2011 8:49:00 PM
Congrats Andrea on your super win in PD's contest on blooming flowers .. an elegant entry .. luv..
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Date: 6/10/2011 7:22:00 PM
Heya Andrea Congrats!!!:)
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Date: 1/14/2011 4:15:00 PM
Wonderful images of nature you have drawn here!-kashinath
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Date: 3/19/2010 6:04:00 PM
awesome ... i love how you gave us brief summeries on the flowers ... it's lovely andrea
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Date: 2/9/2010 5:39:00 AM
nicely penned, hot poem!!
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Date: 2/8/2010 6:30:00 PM
WOW earthy!
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Date: 2/7/2010 6:33:00 AM
exquisite and colorful
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Date: 2/3/2010 11:01:00 AM
Andrea , what a magnificent picture , you have painted , in rhyme . It would win any contest , so well done ....
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Date: 2/1/2010 1:47:00 AM
btw, for my rondel...oops wasn't counting syllables with that...maybe I can put it in free verse?
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Date: 2/1/2010 1:45:00 AM
it sure is now wonder you got first place with this beautiful bouquet of a poem!! You definitely brought spring flowers to your reader's mind--totally enjoyed this :) super happy for you with this much deserved win! ^_^
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Date: 1/31/2010 9:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your first place in this challenging contest, Andrea! I love how you paint Nature with those vivid colors, and wild flowers are my favorite! This is a wonderful poem. Thanks for your comments. May you have more wins! Kindest Regards, Andrew.
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Date: 1/31/2010 7:49:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea, on placing 1st in The Rambling Poet’s “Wild Flowers” Mini-Poetry contest with these creative words. You definitely deserve the honor. Your poem uplifted me through beautifully flowing words full of imagery. I used to live in the desert. I have traveled the country. You captured the beauty of all places as they win their glory! Beautiful. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 1/30/2010 8:56:00 PM
Hey girlfriend.. congrats on your first place win in the contest.. u are making quite a name with your special star quality on this site... great write and well deserved win... keep those wild flowers blooming... luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of P.S.
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Date: 1/30/2010 4:27:00 PM
How beautifully descriptive and your imagery has taken my breath away reading it... good luck in the contest... and thankxxx for your welcome back comments so terrific and your friendship so endearing... so appreciative always ... I can count on u for an uplifting moment every time.. I am happy to be back too.. lets rethink the contest stuff again.. OK?? luv.. Linda-Marie
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Date: 1/30/2010 12:20:00 PM
Beautiful and informative. Good luck in the contest. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 1/30/2010 10:55:00 AM
Hello There! Another fine piece and very lovely. Thank you for your kind comments on my poem Only There. Yes Madre Terre means Mother Earh or Mother Nature. I am so appreciative to have other great writers read and comment on my material. Have a great day! Scarlett
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Date: 1/30/2010 8:22:00 AM
Andrea, i would love to each stanza done in a painting. If you know of any local artists near you, if this does not give them inspiration, nothing will. Its excellent >> good luck in the contest >> James
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