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Promise of the Pomegranates

Outside the city where the pomegranates grow,
where a heart is free and the sky is wide
where time is slow like a rivers flow
and the crow that flies is your only guide
In orchards wild and row upon row
the pomegranates grow in the countryside.
Such dreams of peace relieve the crush
And guide the sweep of the painter's brush.

Outside the city where the four winds blow
Prolific with seeds the pomegranates grow 
And when in winter all covered in snow
the promise of spring and summer bestow
 Outside the city where the pomegranates grow
 I wait with the wisdom inside that I know
That seasons may come, or seasons may go
And the winds of change may toss us and blow
But in our hearts is a place we may go
Outside the city where pomegranates grow

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 5/13/2016 10:04:00 PM
I do love the imagery, Suz. I find the outside walls of the city, refreshing. Awesome.... LINDA
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Date: 5/4/2016 6:25:00 PM
Lovely write Suzanne.
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Date: 4/27/2016 1:41:00 PM
Oh, I would love to see a pomegranate tree .... it's one of my favorite fruits next to pineapple and mango. You paint a vivid and serene picture, with rhymes that are easy-going.
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Date: 4/24/2016 7:29:00 AM
Truly beautiful, Suzanne! This goes to my faves! Very lyrical as it flows smoothly along...a poem to recite aloud and one to savour its aftertaste with pleasure. ~ We have pomegranates and they are a lovely sight when the fruit is growing colourfully in size. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 4/26/2016 11:27:00 AM
Dear Paul: so happy you enjoyed it. I have been busy lately away from the Soup. We are selling our house and moving so not much 'play' time for me. Hope you are well. SuZ
Date: 4/18/2016 6:58:00 AM
What a gem for me to find this morn as my first read! Super 7, enjoyed this piece immensely, adding to my fav list..
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Date: 4/14/2016 6:51:00 PM
ohh, how this flows with such charm and lyricism, suZ... greeat write for a passion fruit!..huggs
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Date: 4/14/2016 1:45:00 AM
Pomegranates are fruit of promise, and your words poem give words to the feelings of those who have seen an orchard of them, as I did. Thanks, SuZ!
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Date: 4/13/2016 3:46:00 PM
Not just lyrical, but great example of monorhyme in each stanza. Very pretty, suz.
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Date: 4/13/2016 1:28:00 PM
Oh SuZ, this poem is magnificent! I hope to see it at the top of the list. I just loved it. Please drop by PFT and leave this beautiful gift. Hugs, Connie ; ) a fave! #7
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Date: 4/12/2016 3:59:00 PM
Love this, your rhymes are just great. BG
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Date: 4/12/2016 9:57:00 AM
Interesting write with nice flow and rhythm where exactly do pomegranates grow?
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Date: 4/12/2016 9:22:00 AM
Wonderfully written lyrics, Suzanne. T.J
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Date: 4/11/2016 11:15:00 PM
Hello Suzanne ... your lyrics tap along nicely Suzanne. I quite enjoy pomegranates but never thought anyone would write a song about them - well done - Lindsay
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Date: 4/11/2016 9:15:00 PM
A lovely write Suzanne...we should all be so lucky to have such a place like this to go. J.
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