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Perfumed Garden

Perfumed Garden Twilight calls in soft floral amber lights, Delicate in the scent of memory, To fragile bowers of fragrant delights - Saffron smiles wrapped in scented mystery. Sinuous silk plumerias of myrrh ‘Twine satin fingertips ‘neath musky mantles When gossamer hues of incense demur Bluebellvines bloom in soft chimes with candles. Tender scents of tuberose, sweet jasmine, Float from this shy perfumed garden glen Petals spread wide as lotus buds begin To welcome gentle moonbeams touch again. Trembling seeds arouse spice scents on bloom's skin As in pure union harmony ascends. 7-14-22 Contest: It's All About the Three Q’s Sponsor: Constance La France Theme: Nature Rhymes check with www.rhymezone Syllables checked with www.howmanysyllables Quatorzain - 14 Lines, 10 Syllables per line Bluebellvine is a flower in India.

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Date: 8/9/2022 12:47:00 AM
An exquisite write my dear friend Sam. I love your garden so much and I can smell the fragrance of flowers all around through your creative words. I love this a lot. Thank you so much for sharing . Big Congrats both on your Win and the POTD honor! Sorry for my late greetings. Im so glad I found this stellar piecce to read today. God bless you always. Hugs
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/10/2022 1:08:00 PM
Hello dear friend! Your messages are always welcome! They always are a source of joy and such a gift! I love to sit in our garden on a summer night among the roses, gardenias and jasmine - an absolutely heavenly experience. Thank you for sharing my garden with me! Grace and peace my friend!
Date: 8/5/2022 9:58:00 AM
Sam, one can visualise the beautiful garden and sense the scent of those fragrant blooms. Never heard of the tuberose, looked it up and it’s very pretty. A beautiful poem, congratulations on your placement in Constance’s contest… Belle
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/7/2022 8:54:00 AM
Hi Belle! So wonderful to hear from you! I didn't know much about tuberose either. But, that being said, will be looking for tuberose bulbs this fall to plant in the garden for next spring and summer. We have star jasmine and gardenia that perfume the summer night garden. Can't wait to add the tuberose to the scent. I'm so happy you enjoyed this garden tour! Thank you for your lovely words of compliment! Hope you are doing well. Blessings and all the best.
Date: 8/5/2022 6:53:00 AM
Sam, congratulations on your win in my contest with your nice Quatorzain, blessings ~ Constance
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/7/2022 8:48:00 AM
Thank you so much Constance. This was another fun contest! Thank you for my placement and, once again, thank you for all that you do to here on the soup. I always look forward to seeing what you are going to do next! Blessings and all good things to you!
Date: 8/4/2022 4:04:00 AM
You created vivid imagery in this wonderful write with the theme 'Nature' dear Sam.. I saw some beautiful alliterations too... Congratulations on your POTD honor... Have a lovely day... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/4/2022 10:40:00 AM
Thank you so much Ani. I love the garden on a warm summer night with all of its beautiful scents and sounds of crickets. Through this poem have discovered the tuberose which now will become an integral part of our summer garden. I am so glad you enjoyed this evening garden tour! Blessings and hugs to you!
Date: 8/1/2022 11:49:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a lovely garden write. The scents are everywhere. Have a fun/great/blessed day in your garden................
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/3/2022 10:36:00 AM
Paula, many thanks coming your way. I had so much fun finding out about night blooming flowers especially the tuberose! Our garden is filled with star jasmine and gardenias. Their scents fill the air on a summer night. Can't wait to add tuberose to the perfume. Thank you for coming on this evening garden tour! Sending you blessings in the fragrance of joy!
Date: 7/23/2022 7:05:00 AM
You are a vey eloquent poet Sam and it truly pleasures me to read your poignant poems which all have substance, something i love to see in a poem and always such relevance and knowledge of the subject you choose to write about, I could say I would fave this poem but i save all your poems , Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/3/2022 10:32:00 AM
Dearest Jennifer, thank you. I was sure I had responded to your beautiful message. It seems my reply never reached you! Grrr! Thank you for your patience - your notes always bring me such joy! I am beyond honored by your favs! What a gift! I do love researching my themes and sharing that joy. Had such fun finding out about the tuberose which will now find a place in my garden. Your friendship is such a blessing. Sending you fragrant blessings of joy and a hug dear friend.
Date: 7/22/2022 3:05:00 PM
Very nice. Well done :)
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/3/2022 10:21:00 AM
Thank you so much Heidi! I do love gardens. After composing this poem and researching flowers that bloom in at night have decided to plant more night blooming flowers like tuberose to go along with our star jasmine and gardenias so we can build more perfume for the garden. I have a rule of thumb, a plant has to be drop dead gorgeous or have a beautiful scent to find a place in my garden. Sending you blessings!
Date: 7/21/2022 1:07:00 PM
I like the imagery and the alliteration in this lovely garden poem, Sam. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/3/2022 10:13:00 AM
Hi Bill - poet friend in Texas - thank you for visiting this garden. I love being able to share it with friends and to take people on a garden tour! Blessings!
Date: 7/18/2022 12:05:00 PM
oh, this is truly beautiful
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/3/2022 10:11:00 AM
Jack, many, many thanks! It is such a joy to share this garden of beauty that I see in my mind's eye. Blessings!
Date: 7/17/2022 6:19:00 AM
Oh wow, Sam, a joyful escape from normal land to this splendid garden, and poetry. Harry.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/17/2022 12:05:00 PM
Harry, bouquets of grateful thanks to you. It seems to me more and more we need those escapes into gardens of serene beauty to quiet our minds and drink in beauty instead of chaos and noise! Thank you so much for your beautiful message! Blessings of peace to you!
Date: 7/14/2022 7:05:00 PM
I love your garden, Sam. Filled with sweet blooms and, especially, sweet jasmine. I can see myself meandering through it. Good luck in the contest.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/15/2022 1:53:00 PM
Thank you so much Milt. This garden truly does invite one to "meander" (love that concept) enjoying the evening sights and scents. And, it is a place of quiet harmony! I so appreciate our feedback! Thank you again!
Date: 7/14/2022 2:05:00 PM
You give the reader a beautiful image of the perfect garden Sam. Best of luck in the contest, over fork over. Tom
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Date: 7/14/2022 2:38:00 PM
My heartfelt gratitude Tom for your uplifting visit and message. Summer seems to inspire these visions of perfect gardens that invite us to sit and enjoy all the hidden mysteries of their perfume and magical views. Hope you are having a wonderful summer with some sunshine I hope! Have spent many hours this summer in one of my happy places - the garden! Over Fork Over.