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Children of the Midsummer Garden

CHILDREN OF THE MIDSUMMER GARDEN Dreamy midsummer comes to the garden Leaving her perfume so intoxicating Colors float up – bounce like a fountain Autumn comes soon – a lady-in-waiting. What can you say about fragrant Rose? So beautiful her face wherever she grows – Sometimes she climbs, or lives in gardens, Her sharp thorns we will pardon. Gallant Scarlet Pimpernel, Grow anywhere far as we can tell, Popping up in places unexpected Yelling “Surprise!” He’s quite unaffected. Baby’s Breath – so light, so airy – No scent surrounds you, no perfume; Delicate child of summer meadow – A wreath of flowers comes in bloom. Bright pink and purple, blue and soft white, Pretty Petunia won’t hide from the light; She likes the heat – humidity too – Welcoming all dressed in her vibrant hues. Shy Hydrangea loves the shade Wearing a hat of tiny blossoms; Hidden away in her secret garden Thankfully never forgotten. Larkspur blue conceals a pocket – Hides her nectar there; But only with cousin Delphinium Her secret she readily shares. Sweet Pea clambers up a trellis Wearing flowers – pink, lavender or white; Decorates brick walls or plain wooden fences On delicate vines – a fragrant delight. Flowering Stock known by so many names But her spicy perfume to all the same; Though she may go by many an alias, Her true self we see in her flowers so various. Bright Lobelia doesn’t care, Sunny or shady, makes home anywhere; Tiny flowers of lavender or blue – Always smiling in any hue. Simple flower, such an innocent face, For children making Daisy chains; Flower of friendship – predicting love – “Loves me – loves me not,” a favorite game Zinnia grows in so many places, Loves to skip across dry prairie places; Attracting hummingbirds and bright butterflies, Always searching for sun in the sky. Radiant Ranunculus shines like sunshine, Lustrous face, dazzling smile; In landscape borders or in bouquets, Returns every year – so versatile.

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Date: 8/3/2020 7:20:00 AM
I love all the flowers you mention...for all those reasons. A wonderful write so full of color. Congrats on the win.
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Date: 8/2/2020 9:13:00 AM
So many colorful blooms, Sam, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/2/2020 12:20:00 AM
This is a fave for me Sam! Loved the flow of emotions in extraordinary imagery. That's a dreamy garden of exotic fragrance and flowers I'd wish to visit. Congratulations on your double win! Blessings and love :)
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Date: 8/1/2020 3:16:00 PM
Back again. What a beautiful poem, Sam--awesome imagery! Congrats on your win.
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Date: 8/1/2020 11:35:00 AM
- Lots of joy and beauty, Sam :) - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/1/2020 8:40:00 AM
What a brilliant poem full of lovely flowers and imagery.. It would have finished a lot higher, however, I did state in the contest instructions to include a date, or it would finish lower.. Please remember next time. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 7/31/2020 9:39:00 PM
Sam, your garden poems always dazzle with your knowledge of each flower and your whimsical characterization of each one's personality. Congratulations on winning with this garden of delights ~ John
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Date: 7/31/2020 6:18:00 PM
Oh, my gosh, how beautiful is this summer poem, words can't adequately describe. A great joy to read! A big thumbs up, Sam. :-)
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Date: 7/30/2020 10:08:00 AM
Such beautiful verses you wrote, Sam! Enjoyed the celebration of nature in this splendid poem.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/30/2020 12:09:00 PM
Thank you Vijay for taking a walk with me through my summer garden. I am so glad you enjoyed these verses and honored by your message! Take care my friend!
Date: 7/29/2020 9:30:00 PM
Your poem radiates such beauty in its imagery rich descriptions of the various blooms. Loved it!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/29/2020 10:01:00 PM
From one garden lover to another! So appreciate your lovely message. One of my favorite gardens in your area is in Downers Grove. Grace and peace to you my friend!