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I grew up amongst every kind of plant and flower, Beyond our gate was the garden of dear mother; This Eden was colourful, tangled and so sensational, So erratic, untamed and just totally unmanageable. Mother knew the Latin names of each blooming posy, The iris, lily, rose, aster, dahlia, marigold and peony; I really loved the purple larkspur and pink gardenia, Mother said she loved them all but adored camellia. Brightly painted butterflies danced and glided happily, And the nesting birds all sang their songs so loudly; We had an old swing and we would sit and sip tea, In the shade of the trees, just my mother and me. O to turn back the clock of time, moving and clicking, To be in my mother's garden again, a child dreaming. _________________________________________ July 2, 2014 Poetry/Rhyme/Mother's Garden Copyright Protected, ID 14- 580-302-0 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. Mid August Standard Contest Brian Strand Third Place ___________________________ Any Poem Under 15 Lines A Poet Destroyer First Place

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Date: 3/21/2015 5:05:00 PM
BROKEN:) Thank you so much for the reply. That was nice of you to comment my comment. ((Regarding the reply you left in my comment box)) Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 1/29/2015 8:09:00 PM
Memories are such wondrous things. They provide a deep pool of inspiration. A very touching poem, wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing it. love Shane xxx
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Date: 9/10/2014 3:53:00 PM
Beautiful garden written into a very intricate poem..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Way to go ..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 9/11/2014 2:46:00 PM
Thank you Sara, I have very fond memories of my mother's garden so I just let the pen write ~~
Date: 9/7/2014 11:30:00 PM
Lovely and beautiful piece,great poetess...Congrats on your superb 1st place win..
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Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode
Date: 9/11/2014 2:46:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words ~~
Date: 9/6/2014 11:11:00 AM
What a beautiful memory for you. Congratulations on this lovely poem.
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Date: 9/6/2014 6:05:00 PM
Thank you Brenda, this poem is very meaningful to me ~~
Date: 9/6/2014 9:42:00 AM
Truly beautiful sentiments. Congrats.
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Date: 9/6/2014 6:06:00 PM
Faye, thanks for the congrats ~~
Date: 9/6/2014 5:24:00 AM
Nice sentiments on the memories of the past, congrats, Constance
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Date: 9/6/2014 6:07:00 PM
Thanks Ram
Date: 9/5/2014 10:48:00 PM
It is a beautiful thing to have such memories. thanks for sharing them and congrats on the top spot.
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Date: 9/6/2014 6:08:00 PM
Thank so much John ~~
Date: 9/5/2014 6:50:00 PM
This is a beautiful poem, I am so glad to see it first place, the descriptions, the life of the flowers, so peaceful to view in my imagination. Well done :)
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Date: 9/6/2014 6:09:00 PM
Oh Thank you Casarah, I am happy you like my poem ~~
Date: 9/5/2014 5:28:00 PM
Hello Broken Wing, It's nice viewing this one a second, third and 5th time, I also had a hard time finding a first place poem. After reading this on over and over, I was amazed. Congratulations, 'thank you for supporting my contest... Stop by my latest blog, if you'd like... Sending hugs to all. <3 LINDA
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Date: 9/6/2014 6:10:00 PM
Linda, I have tried this poem several times in contest, I poured a lot of my heart and soul into this and it is so very meaningful to me, I am honoured that you saw the beauty in it ~~
Date: 8/24/2014 3:06:00 PM
I found this one so delightful that I am adding it to my fav list! It brought back sweet memories of my mom when she was younger, healthier and able to have her precious flower garden by the house. We had the -other garden- the one where we grew our food out back. I was quite fond of it too.
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Date: 8/24/2014 3:54:00 PM
Thanks, Robert, for finding this poem and for your thoughtful comment, I do love this one also, sometimes us writers even surprise ourselves with what we create ~~
Date: 7/5/2014 3:53:00 PM
wish I could have sat with your dear mother and you for a cuppa in this lovely garden
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Date: 7/6/2014 8:54:00 AM
HI Jack, thanks for the sweet comment, I think the same thing every single day ~~
Date: 7/3/2014 4:56:00 PM
There is nothing more beautiful than a beautiful garden. You have beautiful memories of your mother's garden. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Date: 7/4/2014 8:16:00 AM
Thanks Lucilla for this wonderful comment, when my mother had to sell her house because of failing health, I promised to create her a garden on her condo balcony, I we would sit out there and it was beautiful and I now have my own garden dedicated to her ~~
Date: 7/3/2014 12:15:00 PM
- Really beautiful written about your mother's garden - I love walking in the garden in spring and summer ...... smell the flowers - listen to the bees - see beautiful butterflies fly :) - Enjoy!! - Luck in contest B.W. ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/4/2014 8:13:00 AM
Hi Anne Lise, thank you for your lovely comment on my poem, in reading it today, I feel such sadness in my own words and in awe at the same time at what I created, does that ever happen to you? ~~
Date: 7/3/2014 4:27:00 AM
Excellent. Beautifully said. Enjoyed. Tfs
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Date: 7/3/2014 7:37:00 AM
Thanks so much Ravi for reading my poem and for your support ~~
Date: 7/2/2014 7:58:00 PM
Stunning...I love imagery and the flow is superb ...hugs Tim
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Date: 7/3/2014 7:38:00 AM
TU Tim for your lovely comment, I still to this day see and feel that garden in my mind ~~
Date: 7/2/2014 3:13:00 PM
Absolutely lovely...I love that kind of garden, Reminds me of the book The Secret Garden. BG
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Date: 7/3/2014 7:41:00 AM
Thanks Barbara, I appreciate your comment, my mother's garden was so beautiful and wild, I miss the garden and her so much ~~