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Musky fragrance inundates my nostrils as I enter the garden center: a rhapsodic feeling in idyllic surroundings. The air is humid like an Amazon garden, heat barely tolerable making my glasses misty. Soft music, dulcet and sweet, swamp the amazing conservatory. The caterpillar had shed off its chrysalis, and a perfect swallowtail butterfly appears. It fluttered here and there tasting the marvelous flowers around. My cup of felicity abounds. All around a miscellany of colors enticing the radiant buyer with anything that catches his fancy, and I, mad about plants, run in frenzy from pot to pot, stand to stand, plot to plot, inflame my smell nerves with sweet sapphire orchids, enchant my eyes with white bearded irises, become delirious with a blood red amaryllis, inhale the fragrance of a white gardenia, or lose my mind on a black eyed Susan. Which exotic plant must I choose? It would be my talisman for my home What shall I buy? A red pyramid astilbe, multi-coloured plethora of petunias or scented forget-me-nots? Or better still a dwarf Deep red rose? I feel my empty pockets, I let out an ephemeral sigh, and go back home, empty handed alas.

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Date: 4/25/2021 10:37:00 AM
You brought me there Victor, lovely imagery, well done!
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Date: 4/24/2021 10:54:00 PM
love the story, Victor, with scents and imagery, and the ending , always empty pockets.
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Date: 4/24/2021 11:54:00 AM
Sylvia's garden is a place I'd love to be, Victor! Your poem is so pleasantly vivid, with a variety of colors, sights and scents. A marvelous creation! :D
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Date: 4/24/2021 8:57:00 AM
What a wonderful piece this is. Makes me think of my visits to the garden center where there are so many things I want but don't have room for. My choice in your case would be the dwarf rose for your kitchen window or a table by a window where it could catch the light. Love this. God Bless, JB
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Date: 4/23/2021 10:04:00 PM
I love this line that sums your visit up so concisely. "My cup of felicity abounds." Orchids would be my choice. They come in so many colors and my husband excelled at growing them. This flower garden sounds divine Victor. Have a great weekend! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 4/23/2021 1:21:00 PM
Ah, Victor, poetry pulses from your heart and soul and onto the wanting page through your gifted pen. Your expressive verse took me with you to this enchanting garden center (there is one a few towns over that has the same effect on me!). I was enticed, I was enthralled ("delirious/amaryllis", "lose my mind on a black eyed Susan") my imagination rejoiced! In the splendid end, my elation was brought down to Earth in commiseration with your sigh. A soulful ending to a superb piece, and a feeling that I've left the garden center with too.. A fav! I bask in the shine of your brilliant pen, dear poet. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 4/23/2021 9:52:00 AM
You are sold on a garden filled with fragrance and beauty, Very nicely penned Victor..
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Date: 4/23/2021 9:22:00 AM
You take such joy in your walkabouts. Oh the pleasure of sights and scents, the sadness of returning without one goodie. For now I have a couple lovely sprays from the funeral, uplifting though the circumstance. My granddaughters filled with sunflowers - beautiful. Blessings to you, Victor.
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Date: 4/23/2021 6:12:00 AM
the elixirous fragrance of Silvia’s garden suffuses each pore of our being!
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Date: 4/23/2021 5:55:00 AM
we super imagery Victor but aww the ending was sad and unexpected... but you can always visit again:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/23/2021 5:55:00 AM
WoW! Victor The garden was beautiful, and it had lovely colors. I didn't expect the ending.Have a wonderful day-Alexis
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Date: 4/23/2021 5:39:00 AM
Lovely and enchanting... a dreamy breath of joy. I love it. God bless you friend. Love, Gina
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Date: 4/23/2021 5:04:00 AM
A lovely visit to Silvia’s flower garden reading this beautiful poem Victor, most enjoyable... Belle
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Date: 4/23/2021 4:32:00 AM
A garden with all its colors and fragrance---your descriptions so apt, Victor and in your signature style your poem takes a turn in the end.
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Date: 4/23/2021 1:53:00 AM
Love the smells of a garden center all the different scents of flowers, so much choice. My heart would sink too if I felt my pockets empty after spending ages picking the right one. Tom
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Date: 4/23/2021 1:47:00 AM
You penned a great Art Tableau, Victor, with a lot of hope and faith, but unfortunately the ending was so sad, that’s how great talented poets let the waves of their emotions flow through time and space. Very best regards dear friend
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Date: 4/23/2021 1:30:00 AM
You describe beauty in such creative ways and then comes the sad ending.. great artwork, Victor, it's brilliant:)
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