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Such a Pretty Maiden

Life's latitude leant over full,
The judgment perished too--
It was the limit of my dreams,
But just the least of you.

What ailed this pretty maiden?
For it puzzled me to know--
As the blushing birds set down to drink
And the shadows trembled so.

A maiden guised in motherhood,
Constrained as well, a wife--
Life's latitude leant over full
Though less for such a life.

Could I but ride indefinite
As doth the meadow-bee--
I would dally in the garden
Till I set the maiden free!

~M

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 6/16/2014 1:01:00 AM
Mel , what a delightful poem, this is great!!!!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/16/2014 5:16:00 AM
Thank you Arthur. Happy you had the chance to read this, and I'm especially glad you liked it. Have a great week, my friend...Mel :)
Date: 6/13/2014 5:32:00 PM
this is a very pretty and lilting poem!! I enjoyed the read.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/13/2014 11:53:00 PM
I appreciate your kind words, Andrea. Thanks for the visit and for the read :)
Date: 6/12/2014 5:11:00 PM
A great poem Mel, keep what you love best. No need in setting the maiden free :) I say be greedy. It works for me. ha-ha I'm joking. Amazing write, I sure love it............SKAT
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/12/2014 11:58:00 PM
Hi SKAT :) Good to see ya, hon' I'm sooo glad you wrote me on this, cuz I was going to free the maiden and be all alone :( You've changed my life lol Thanks for the visit and compliment--for reals...xxx...mel :)
Date: 6/11/2014 7:21:00 AM
Oh great. set the maiden free... nice
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/11/2014 10:32:00 AM
Isn't it?
Date: 6/11/2014 6:06:00 AM
Oh I see the birds and the bees are at work again Mel! - such a clever write as ever. Hugs Jan xxxx
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Date: 6/11/2014 10:42:00 AM
Hi Jan. I guess that's an image that clings like a winter chill. As my poems are a reflection of who I am, you can expect more nights, roses and even some birds and bees. Be well, my friend...xxx...Mel :)
Date: 6/11/2014 4:38:00 AM
Mel, You have such lovely cadence in your writes. They flow beautifully. No pauses. No awkwardness. The content of this one resonates strongly with me. A wonderful piece that enchants.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/11/2014 10:44:00 AM
Thank you, darlin'. I put a lot of thought into this piece. Now it belongs to the ages. Hugs and smiles...Mel :)