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Standing still in soothing steeping sunlight She, my basil beauty in the limelight Queen of shrubs, she truly deserves the name Straight as a lilly, heading high her fame. Tiny flowers, but leaves spreading fragrance Slender body, trumpeting radiance Holy, Lemon, African, Thai or Sweet What wide varieties for us to meet. Tender childish greenish leaves her stems hold Dried and crushed spreaded over pizza folds With honey she opens wind pipes at ease And open gates of heaven for the Greece*. Wonder how to stop praises of your grace Let me have some divine leaves for my vase. *The ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks believed it would open the gates of heaven for a person passing on. Third Place in STRAND PICK 4,any theme,any form Poetry Contest sponsored by Brian Strand

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Date: 4/12/2020 11:05:00 AM
No doubt that the taste of basil would open the gates of heaven. A wonderful poem to my favorite herb. Stay safe. JC Hawkens
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/12/2020 12:46:00 PM
It is my favorite medicine.. Thank you Hawkens.. Happy Easter..
Date: 4/10/2020 10:23:00 PM
Much enjoyed, and much learned all at the same time. Thanks for this.
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/10/2020 11:07:00 PM
Thank you Jon for your kind words.. Stay safe..
Date: 4/9/2020 4:40:00 PM
what a lovely sonnet tribute to this magnificent herb. I love basil!
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/9/2020 11:00:00 PM
Thank you Andrea for your kind words..
Date: 4/9/2020 10:11:00 AM
Great--a poem that is lovely, descriptive, AND informative! Janice
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/9/2020 10:17:00 AM
Thank you Janice for your delightful comment..
Date: 4/8/2020 8:52:00 PM
I love sweet basil ,Janish, Have a nice Easter
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/8/2020 11:28:00 PM
Thank you Eve.. Have a nice Easter..Takecare
Date: 4/8/2020 6:15:00 AM
WOW! A great poem you wrote--enjoyed the tribute, Jenish.
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/8/2020 7:18:00 AM
Thank you Vijay.. That wow is a big honor.. Takecare..
Date: 4/8/2020 5:37:00 AM
What a marvelous and deserving tribute to Basil dearest, Jenish! True what you say! I love her a lot. We Greeks do love her aroma and the taste. Last year I had five plants from 5 to six feet tall. Can you believe it? I have pictures even videos of them! Excellent work my dear friend! Hugs xxx and blessings !
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/8/2020 7:17:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios..I'm amazed.. 5 to 6 feet.. I never saw basil that big..May be you are giving her too much love..