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I am not Brave

How brave the amaryllis is emerging naked from the soil, an umber golden spear to pierce the heresy of August air. I am not brave like pilgrim bulbs, though planted fifty years ago, still sending offspring to the sky determined in a hostile sphere to brave remorseless elements and kiss the hummingbird in flight with coronets of newborn pink that preach the coming of the light. I am the baptist of the leaves that peer above the April soil and tendril hope in emerald verse to cleanse the pagan garden dirt, but only lay the nest of that which must come later. I regret I'm not the swan of human myth that floats poetic on a lake then sings my one seraphic note upon my death. Indeed I am but flesh that dies before the bloom which glows an iridescent psalm. 8/1/19

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Date: 9/4/2019 12:55:00 PM
Hello Dale, I have enjoyed this poem. I do enjoy nature poems. This made me feel part of the scenery. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 9/3/2019 12:07:00 PM
Beautifully gorgeous and deliciously flowing word to word, feeling to feeling, a gem of a poem. Lonna
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 9/3/2019 2:22:00 PM
Thank you, Lonna.
Date: 9/2/2019 5:31:00 PM
This beautiful poem resonates with me on so many levels, Dale. A masterpiece in blank verse, and a Fav for me. Congratulations on your podium finish! ~Mark
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 9/2/2019 5:57:00 PM
Thanks so much, Mark.
Date: 8/15/2019 8:19:00 AM
Wonderful writing Dale, I especially like the spiritual references as connected to nature, I have to fave this beauty!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/15/2019 8:38:00 AM
Thanks very much, John.
Date: 8/13/2019 11:04:00 AM
This breathtaking beauty had me in tears by the third stanza. You have the ability to pull such emotion from the reader. The imagery in this piece is beyond beautiful. Of course I'm going to Fave this wonderful poem. This is Poet of the week material. If not Poet of the week then POTD. I wish I could write like this. Aloha, Connie : ) xxoo
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/13/2019 11:10:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie. I am always honored by your kind, encouraging words.
Date: 8/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
I just ran across this wonderful poem. I am going to fav it of course, and fav you. Everytime I read one of your poems, I am enthralled.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/11/2019 2:44:00 PM
Aw, SW, how very kind of you.
Date: 8/9/2019 9:37:00 PM
as usual, I am totally enchanted by your poetry. FAVE
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/10/2019 8:09:00 AM
Thanks very much, Andrea.
Date: 8/9/2019 8:44:00 AM
Very beautiful, Dale! I am enamored! Fave
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/9/2019 8:51:00 AM
Thanks so very much, Kim.
Date: 8/4/2019 8:34:00 PM
I am spellbound within the rhythm, magic and beauty of your poem, Dale. Exquisite poetry is guaranteed from your talented pen. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/5/2019 8:35:00 AM
Thanks so much, Susan.
Date: 8/3/2019 8:07:00 AM
Oh, that's the real whiteness of the true blank verse. It is a great pleasure for the reader to admire it. Faved it.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 8/3/2019 8:20:00 AM
Thanks very much, Kurt.