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Originally published: 25th January 2020

Image by La_Petite_Femme from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st = in Chantelle Anne Cooke's "TRUE LOVE" Poetry Contest and

1st = in Brian Strand's "NO. 660" Poetry Contest 

Featured in The Poetry Soup Anthology "PS: It's Poetry"


 

I just like their love of fifty years that they held very dear the lilies and the irises looked radiant that year. they had no need to prove their love just a knowing glance instead and a gentle squeeze when holding hands beside their flower bed. when both felt tired from bending down and working in the heat they spoke of seeds and bulbs and things drinking tea upon the seat. having rid the soil of all the weeds he hoed and raked the earth. the yellow line of daffodils spoke more than words were worth. and when their lawn was cloaked in leaves from the sycamore above they cursed and sighed just being themselves in the autumn of their love. II and as he sat there mourning the passing of his wife he looked upon the garden as A CELEBRATION of her life.

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Date: 10/2/2021 12:47:00 AM
I like to see one in a garden Gary..especially at my advanced age
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Gary Radice
Date: 10/2/2021 1:36:00 AM
I'm in my late 50s and need one..particularly after the weeding :) Thanks for your visit Brian!
Date: 2/11/2021 2:37:00 PM
A pleasure to find your beautifully penned poem published in the 2020 PS Anthology, Gary~
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/11/2021 8:59:00 PM
Thank you Line. It's dedicated to my parents. :)
Date: 4/19/2020 9:29:00 PM
Very touching. Love it.
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/2/2020 9:33:00 AM
Thank you Line!
Date: 1/29/2020 5:37:00 AM
Lovely poem with a touching ending! Really love this poem.
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/29/2020 6:29:00 AM
Thank you Krish! I'm really glad you loved it.
Date: 1/28/2020 1:38:00 PM
So beautiful! Congrats on your top win!;)
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/28/2020 2:06:00 PM
Thank you Brenda - I always really appreciate your comments :)
Date: 1/27/2020 6:51:00 PM
Wonderfully poignant and melancholy write, Gary - I apologize, I am not familiar with your work, but I will be getting MORE so, as I thoroughly enjoy your style. Blessings! :o)
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/28/2020 2:47:00 AM
Thank you Gregory! I find writing in rhyme suits me and love telling a story. Love, as we know, can be subtle but no less deep. I was happy how this poem came together. Thank you once again. Appreciated. Gary
Date: 1/26/2020 2:18:00 PM
- This is beautiful, Gary :) - A winning poem in my eyes ... good luck in the contest :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/26/2020 2:55:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise for your lovely and encouraging comments.