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Some flowers from my garden

This global pandemic causes confusion from social isolation. In a virtual world without human touch - there will be irritation. When burdens of life, echo like chunks of tumbling rubble mind is misplaced in intense injustice - inflicting trouble. With no desire for fake and scentless artificial flowers, the soul is soothed by buds which flourish in April showers. To sit in smooth stillness of silence, admiring nature's grace, a paradise of petals, guide emotions to that peaceful place. Windmill palm spreads its charm among yellow, white, lilac roses, darling dahlia in hues of pink and white gaze at fuchsia poses. Lovable lobelia and bewitching begonia hang from baskets, above a colony of bees living under a pen for rabbits. Bees buzz among an abundance of blossoming nectar, their aim to *bee their queen's favourite honey collector. A poet's eyes will always admire vibrant butterfly wings, a poet's ears will always listen to melodies a bird sings. A flower garden is a silent sanctuary - inspiring one's muse, like rain after a hot day, refreshing buds in twilight dews. If fate and destiny depended upon the sowing of seeds, how would you cultivate ideas to prevent the growth of weeds?
The Silent One 15 August 2020 *deliberately spelt as bee (not a spelling mistake)

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Date: 8/27/2020 3:03:00 PM
Outstanding verse..., stunning flowers! My garden is my Poetry. It is my Soul Sanctuary. Panagiota xx
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Date: 8/25/2020 6:18:00 AM
Your flower garden must be big and inspiring, SO, a lovely poem:)
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Date: 8/22/2020 8:00:00 AM
Having seen your Garden and Rabbit's, it's brought even more to life with your lovely words. Simply a delight to read, and hopefully in Solano, PH, we'll have a colourful garden, James . . . . .
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Date: 8/21/2020 4:41:00 AM
- Your garden and flowers make peace in the soul ... a beautiful poem, S.O. :) - Enjoy the weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/20/2020 9:58:00 AM
I love gardens and in our house we sold which I still miss, I had a beautiful garden with small cozy spots that I could sit on a seat and blend in with nature, or just to smell the aroma of the Jasmine as late evening set in. I have still to do the same where we are, not quite a year still but cannot pass our old house without a tear. I love your poem and understand how it is your private, silent sanctuary. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer. Blessings and hus, Jennifer.
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Date: 8/19/2020 3:49:00 PM
"A flower garden is a silent sanctuary - inspiring one's muse, like rain after a hot day, refreshing buds in twilight dews." How lyrical, and soothing! Love this poem! Have to admit - my garden is my sanctuary too! Best wishes, Mala
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Date: 8/19/2020 12:57:00 PM
Hi Silent, your poetry flowers and blooms just as your garden. It is always wonderful to have a place where you can go to and relax during these times. Your garden seems to be a wonder of peace, tranquility sings through your words. You have certainly brought peace to this heart through your words. Stick the Kettle on and we can have a cuppa. Have a wonderful evening. Your friend always....Mike. Has to be a fav.
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Date: 8/19/2020 1:58:00 AM
Heaven on earth, it is so good, this poetry..
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Date: 8/18/2020 5:03:00 PM
This is a lovely work, Silent One. As always, I admire your words so much and want you to know you are a true inspiration and friend to me. I so appreciate your kind comments and visits. And, as I hope I made clear in my past comments, your work is such a exciting, brilliant presence here at Poetry Soup. I simply adore you!!! With love, prayers and blessings from above - Your poetry friend, Gina
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Date: 8/16/2020 9:31:00 AM
Your sanctuary is enchanted. I loved the beauty and the sense of tranquil bliss that flows from these lines. The pictures are exotically beautiful, too. :)
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 8/17/2020 2:14:00 PM
Much more than okay. They are just wonderful! :)
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Silent One
Date: 8/17/2020 8:32:00 AM
Thank you, I hope the couplet were ok.
Date: 8/16/2020 7:09:00 AM
Being in nature made me feel less alone during these strange times. Enjoyed your poem.
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Silent One
Date: 8/16/2020 7:14:00 AM
Thank you..
Date: 8/16/2020 12:51:00 AM
Whoa! Beautiful poetic imagery, and indelible muse pondering, SO. The question posed in the final verse is very thought-provoking, and requires deep contemplation. That's what a griot poet is supposed to do. Supremely superb poetry, friend-o. Many blessings of joy and peace to you.
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Silent One
Date: 8/16/2020 7:06:00 AM
Thank you Freddie, it was an example for my current contest. We all need a place where we can find peace and mellow out and my garden is mine...
Date: 8/15/2020 9:33:00 PM
In moments such as these, when distance is a must. Being surrounded by nature's beauty is a wonderful feeling. I am walking through a bouquet of flowers, while reading your words. Thank you for that. :) Brandy
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Silent One
Date: 8/16/2020 7:08:00 AM
Yes, perfect in these times, I have only been gardening for two years and it has helped me so much physically and mentally.. Thank you
Date: 8/15/2020 7:13:00 PM
A wonderful escape Silent One we all need to get away somehow from the depressing nature of things. The garden is a nice place to do that. Stay safe my friend...
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Silent One
Date: 8/16/2020 7:13:00 AM
Indeed it is, thank you my friend..
Date: 8/15/2020 6:13:00 PM
A flower garden is a silent sanctuary I truly believe your garden will always be a sanctuary of Grace. I love it. Thankyou dear friend, for always sharing your beauty.
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Silent One
Date: 8/16/2020 7:13:00 AM
Thank you.. It really is my sanctuary...
Date: 8/15/2020 6:06:00 PM
Love your example, Silent One. It's interesting to see you give a form such as couplets. I will BEE sure to do it!!
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Silent One
Date: 8/16/2020 7:14:00 AM
Thank you.. good luck.
Date: 8/15/2020 1:30:00 PM
It is fascinating how one man is born to create and enjoy beauty whilst another is born to destroy it. Weeding is never done! Aloha! Rico
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 1:33:00 PM
You are so right and I think I know who you are referring to.. Thank you Rico
Date: 8/15/2020 12:00:00 PM
Because of the pandemic, I have spent more time gardening this year. I love the way you describe the "paradise of petals" and the photos show how well your green thumb is working, SO. And you're right about the butterfly wings -- always an inspiration. This is a fave for me. I would love to hear the poem written by Constance that you posted on the internet. Can you send me a link to it? She says you have a beautiful voice! Hugs, Carolyn
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Silent One
Date: 8/19/2020 1:00:00 PM
Oh how evil of your stepmother... So sorry to hear that
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 8/16/2020 12:05:00 PM
Thanks again for sending the two links to me. I really enjoyed listening to both poems! After my mother died, my stepmother tore out most of Mom's plants. The Four O'clocks still survive. Gardens can give us much pleasure and satisfaction.
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 1:30:00 PM
I think a lot of people have spent more time in the garden...Strangely I have done the opposite, but I think that is because it is well established. I've only been gardening for two years.. Thank you
Date: 8/15/2020 11:18:00 AM
You are a flower...your poem has the fragrance of it...Well done
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 1:27:00 PM
Thank you... We should all be fragrant flowers
Date: 8/15/2020 9:42:00 AM
A vividly descriptive, creatively composed piece about nature--which doesn't bow to the pandemic. I LOVE the last couplet! Janice
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 1:26:00 PM
Thank you... I hope the last two lines make people think.
Date: 8/15/2020 8:32:00 AM
A lovely confection - uplifting to the soul!
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 8:40:00 AM
Thank you Kim..
Date: 8/15/2020 7:23:00 AM
Packed full of beauty, meaningful questions, relevant beginning position. Poem shows comfort gained. Marvellous garden, your delightful space. Roses are picture perfect. Fuscias look like lanterns. Echinacea brings in drone drinkers, cute!
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 7:57:00 AM
Thank you so much.. I do enjoy sitting in my garden, when i get a chance and so many poetic thoughts come to mind..
Date: 8/15/2020 7:12:00 AM
This poem sure is a sanctuary to read about. Those flowers are gorgeous. I can see so much peace to be found there. A Fav. Well written SO :)
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 7:52:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, so glad you liked it..
Date: 8/15/2020 6:43:00 AM
What more could give as pure joy than having a silent sanctuary during this pandemic chaos? This poem gives a breath of fresh air. Excellently penned.
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 7:51:00 AM
I agree and I know that is a term you discussed with me... Thank you for that..
Date: 8/15/2020 5:45:00 AM
darling dahlia, lovely lobelia and bewitching begonia..gorgeous write; yea, one needs a garden sanctuary or some nature exposure to remain sane. odd but I woke to a nightmare and was pondering the same question you pose at the end of your poem..if you consciously try to avoid certain thoughts, why does the unconscious wake you with scenarios that bring these unwanted thoughts right back?! ugh! :)
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Silent One
Date: 8/15/2020 7:50:00 AM
Thank you, so many lovely flowers...The thing is your mind knows you are trying to avoid them and we cant control our dreams, but we can control how we react to them..
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