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The Garden That Lives On

The old house from my memories opens to a wide porch adorned by mom with her loving touch.Herbs,flowers swayed to caressing breeze Lilies in pink, roses in blue and bougainvilleas that blushed in lilac hues. Green tulsi shrubs tended with care. Ah! leaves that flavored our tea. They were laced by a fence with a sweet aroma from tendrils curling bluebells intertwined in mesh. The fragrant jasmine, she sang to them and put one in her wavy hair. Spring bloomed them to full moon. Monsoons brought a divine petrichor that made us breathe the heavenly aroma of her love. She taught me to care for them under the Mahogany tree that enveloped them from raging heat. She worshipped her nursery like her own kids. Every evening, dad used to share his stories watching the rosy blush. On moonlit nights, we stargazed lying on the grassy bed and listened to old songs on radio. I had built a corner of three bricks to keep my favorite books to bloom and read them on lazy noon with cuckoo's songs breathing intermingled scents. When we left that house, the garden lived for someone else. My mom had wished they would care for it like she did. I packed my old books to move on. Now years later, far from mom, when I miss my garden of bliss, I unpack those books that still release scents of roses and jasmine drenched and dancing, releasing soothing petrichor. For a love so deep shall bless me now in my kitchen garden, confined to few flowers. That love still blooms with those books as I inhale the fragrance of those foregone days. Like I carry my mother's essence in everything I am, the divine garden of that heaven from my memories and the eternal fragrance of mother gleaming, lives on. ~ To the garden where I wrote my first poem June 9, 2020 Garden Poetry Contest Sponsor: Constance(Dear Heart) ~Winner: First Place ~Poem of the Week- June 14, 2020 - June 21, 2020

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Date: 8/8/2020 8:50:00 AM
This is soooo beautiful in form and words. I also enjoyed another one about 'hope'. Your comments are enriching to me. Thank you. Curtis
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Date: 8/3/2020 2:01:00 PM
It's hard to choose a favorite poem of yours, but I think this one is my pick to date. Makes me want to lounge in a beautiful garden and watch the hummingbirds come and go. I love your creative design too. This one, among others, would be awesome to see printed in a book. It is the rare person who can even conceive such beautiful thoughts, much less express them. I call this "Poetry Sublime", because it is. God bless, Bryan
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Date: 7/5/2020 10:19:00 AM
Aditi, this has all the elements that I cherish most in fine poetry: emotion, wisdom, empathy with imagery and language supporting it. It tells much about who you are and doing it in a touching way. This may be your finest work. How strange, since it is your first poem. Something to ponder. Fear not, your skills are deep. More is to come.
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/5/2020 4:04:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and gracious appreciation for this muse Greg! Blessed by your kind wishes and encouragement. Blessings my friend :) Though it is not my first poem but I wish to keep floating with inspiration.
Date: 6/28/2020 12:19:00 PM
Hello Aditi Mishra, it must have taken you awhile to do a poem like this one. You have dons very well with this form.Ideas can come from a garden. Enjoyed this poem. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 6/28/2020 5:40:00 PM
Hello Aditi Mishra, yes you have done a great job on this poem. I have enjoyed it. Enjoy your eveb=ning my friend.
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/28/2020 1:56:00 PM
I am really glad you enjoyed my words Darlene. Your visit and kind appreciation for my efforts and muse really mean a lot to me! God bless you. Have a good day :)
Date: 6/27/2020 3:17:00 PM
Absolutely top class! In content and form! Congrats on POTW!
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Date: 6/28/2020 1:55:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and kind words of appreciation Krish! God bless you :)
Date: 6/22/2020 1:10:00 PM
Congrats Aditi for another outstanding poem, congrats for POTW as well!
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Date: 6/22/2020 2:32:00 PM
Honoured by your appreciation John. Thank you so much! :)
Date: 6/19/2020 1:20:00 PM
Aditi, I will say again, this is beautiful in form and essence. Your messages reach deep into the heart. Congratulations for the POTW selection, I celebrate this honor with you. Well deserved. Blessings ~ John
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/20/2020 11:55:00 AM
I am glad my words could touch your emotions. Really thankful for the generous appreciation from you dear friend. I am grateful for your blessings. God bless you John :)
Date: 6/18/2020 5:01:00 PM
Aditi, congratulations on your win in my garden contest with this beautifully written and emotional creative poem and congrats on POTW too, I can relate to your words so well as my mom had a huge garden and I can sometimes imagine myself back there among the flowers with my mom _Constance
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Date: 6/20/2020 11:54:00 AM
I am really honoured that you liked my poem Constance. Glad you could relate to my words. Thank you for the continuous encouragement and for my placement in your contest. :)
Date: 6/18/2020 11:31:00 AM
Extra ordinary composure Bright imageries Slide into my memory Relishing Congrat On your POTW
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Date: 6/18/2020 11:59:00 AM
Thank you so much for your gracious appreciation Gideon. Blessings :)
Date: 6/17/2020 10:04:00 AM
Great work from an artistic mind..this is something that shows the hard work, care and passion with which you write..No wonder you are giving joy to so many of your ardent followers including me.. nothing better than this...we are lucky to have such a fabulous writer in PS .
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Date: 6/17/2020 12:35:00 PM
I am really honored to receive such gracious appreciation from a talented poet like you. My journey on PS has been wonderful reading and learning from outstanding poets. Thank you for the blessed words. :)
Date: 6/16/2020 7:37:00 AM
Aditi, Lovely garden. Congrats for this potw and top placement. Mohan
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/16/2020 8:23:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely wishes and appreciation Mohan :)
Date: 6/15/2020 6:50:00 PM
The eternal fragrance of mother gleaming, lives on ~ To the garden where I wrote my first poem" Your thoughts caress gently around me and my heart. Beautiful presentation here. Yes, your mother is Always with You. Congratulations Aditi, on Poem of the Week. ~ Brandy
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/16/2020 6:58:00 AM
I am so blessed to read your appreciating words Brandy. Thank you for visiting and showering your gracious words upon me. God bless you. Much love :)
Date: 6/14/2020 11:39:00 PM
I bow to your creativity my friend...and Congrats!! on (((POTW!!)))...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 6/15/2020 9:06:00 AM
Honored by your gracious appreciation dear friend. Thank you for the wishes. God bless you WW ^_^
Date: 6/14/2020 10:23:00 PM
Very lovely tribute to your mother and to the gardens she taught you to love and now grow yourself. Congratulations on your POTW.
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Date: 6/15/2020 9:05:00 AM
I am glad I remember what she'd taught me. Thank you for the lovely words of appreciation :) God bless you.
Date: 6/14/2020 10:08:00 PM
Back with big congrats to you for your win and POTW honor! You deserve it, Aditi! This poem is a work of art in every way. Blessings to you, Rhonda xx
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/15/2020 9:04:00 AM
Glad you love my work Rhonda. Thank you for all the praises you have been showering upon me. God bless you. Much love :)
Date: 6/14/2020 6:59:00 PM
Absolutely breathtaking! A Fave for me. I'm so happy you are on the soup! To me you are past Master Poet...you are in the Hierarchy of Supreme Soup Heaven! Your friend Chantelle hugs xx much love to you. Thank you for stopping by. I am honored.
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/15/2020 9:03:00 AM
I am so honored by your appreciation Chantelle! You shower generous words of kind encouragement on my efforts. thank you for the fave and so much love. God bless you. Lots of love dear friend :)
Date: 6/14/2020 6:21:00 PM
what a stunning shape poem I can almost smell the flowers from here, many congrats on your win and POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/15/2020 8:35:00 AM
Oh I am so happy the fragrance of my words seems pleasing to you Jan! Thank you for your enchanting words of appreciation and love. God bless you. Much love :)
Date: 6/14/2020 4:48:00 PM
A worthy POTW Congratulations to you Aditi! You already know this is a Fave of mine. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/15/2020 8:34:00 AM
So glad this is your fave Connie. Blessed by your gracious words. Much love :)
Date: 6/14/2020 2:23:00 PM
Congratulations Aditi on your win and honour of POTW. Tom
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/15/2020 8:33:00 AM
Thank you for your appreciating words Tom. Hope you are well. God bless you :)
Date: 6/14/2020 1:56:00 PM
Congrats on your POTW and win in Contance’s contest.
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Date: 6/15/2020 8:33:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind and uplifting words Richard. God bless you :)
Date: 6/14/2020 1:32:00 PM
Back to you with congratulations mam:-) As expected..Am happy for your first place like I wished.:-)keep writing.. Take care.Much love~Deepa
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/14/2020 1:34:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words and blessings Deepa. May god bless you. Lots of love :)
Date: 6/14/2020 12:44:00 PM
I wish I had been a gardner. I have missed so much. This is a wonderfully way to craft your memories. A fav!
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/14/2020 12:57:00 PM
Oh I am sure you could always start your own any time and you will love it. Thank you for the fave and your gracious appreciation :)
Date: 6/14/2020 10:19:00 AM
A beautiful shape poem, congratulations on POTW!
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/14/2020 12:56:00 PM
Thank you for your appreciation Tania :)
Date: 6/14/2020 7:42:00 AM
Back with Congrats, Aditi, on poem of the week. You deserve all the accolades!!
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/14/2020 8:21:00 AM
Thank you for your kind blessings Vijay. You always bring words of joy to me. God bless you :)
Date: 6/14/2020 4:45:00 AM
(((Congrats!!))) dear friend...a masterful presentation and win Aditi...^WW^ :o)
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 6/14/2020 5:49:00 AM
Honored by your visit and your blessed words of appreciation dear Wingster. Thank you for your kind words! God bless you :)
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