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NATURAL GARLANDS

Her innocence in daisy plaits ,displayed
Such naievty was so soon betrayed,
Touching romance' nettle brought much pain
When discarded,by his disdain,
Tears welled upon her pillow,
Forsaken love long wears the willow-
A broken heart,no words could save,
Death's red poppy,petals her grave.

Inspired by Ophelia by John Everett Millais


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Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 7/25/2009 12:39:00 PM
Nicely turned, Mr. Strand. Thi becomes more than a talented knockoff to be something able to stand on its' own. Thank you always for your comments. Regards, Gerard.
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Date: 7/24/2009 7:30:00 PM
BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brian, this is a touching piece of work with a bitter sweet, and innocence lost!! This is will go to my favs!
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Date: 7/22/2009 5:16:00 PM
Great job on this poem! I like how you mentioned "her innoncence in daisy plaits". It really allows the reader to picture "her innocence". Thanks for commenting on my poetry! I really appreciate it!
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Date: 7/21/2009 7:20:00 PM
Awsome poem, Brian. I couldn't help but think of Hamlet's Ophelia, too. How sad when innocence is betrayed; sometimes those first cuts are the deepest and never really heal. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/19/2009 8:35:00 AM
This is one of my favorites of your's Brian....sadly sweet of lost love! ~ Carrie
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Date: 7/19/2009 5:16:00 AM
This poem is beautiful, Brian. I visited the link. Your inspired poem so sweetly describes the feeling of forsaken love. DAS-J
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