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The Lily

The grove within the forest leads to a river, Where sings the frogs, dragonflies, and birds And there they die away, quietly, welcomed by their young Decomposing in the ground, their smells lost within others The lily, drenched in dew, dries slowly in the sun Near the water, soft, sweet-scented, true She dries more and more, till dawn gifts her gloss And again, she has beyond what she needs Dripping, crying, the darkness cannot consume her elegance Even in dying days, she shrivels with eternal fragrance

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/15/2016 6:15:00 PM
What sympathy for the dying bloom. From death comes life ... in its continuous circle! "... their smells lost within others ... she shrivels with eternal fragrance" ... just some lines that I thought were extra perceptive. Lovely words, that teach of wisdom in the simple things, that aren't always recognized.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 3/15/2016 7:09:00 PM
I love your cheerful thoughts Timothy..thank you so much! ~Laura
Date: 9/29/2015 5:18:00 PM
There are some beautiful lily displays in various botanical gardens. There is one in Naples, Florida or nearby that has the most unusual assortment. Yes, they are peaceful and deceiving with all that is happening around us. Not so many people are aware of it. I am always amazed at how you find these relationships. Now, alas, I hope I was not too tough. Please know that I love what your mind has in store for all of us and always will.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/29/2015 9:22:00 PM
Um...thanks Duke. :) ~Laura
Date: 9/25/2015 11:05:00 PM
Laura, you have painted a lovely picture with words. Great imagery. "Even in dying days, she shrivels with an enternal fragrance". What? That was an amazing verse. You are indeed a terrific poet. Great job. :-) Alexis 7
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/25/2015 11:41:00 PM
Thanks, Alexis. : ) That's my favorite line. Glad you liked it! ~Laura
Date: 9/24/2015 12:49:00 AM
The flow of your piece depicted imagery that makes me inhale the beautiful scent of nature and intoxicated my sense. I love nature, I love the scent of lily........A.M.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/25/2015 12:05:00 AM
Glad to immerse your senses with the harmonies of nature, Afolabi. ~Laura
Date: 9/23/2015 3:20:00 PM
Laura, how pretty and dreamy, I love your poem ...
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/25/2015 12:04:00 AM
Thanks for the love, BW. Will check out your poems again real soon! ~Laura
Date: 9/23/2015 7:08:00 AM
A very interesting piece, well expressed.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/23/2015 2:25:00 PM
Thank you! My favorite flower is the tiger lily. Had to writate a poem about them. ~Laura
Date: 9/23/2015 1:54:00 AM
You describe glory in death so cleary and elegantly, the gothic touch in this splendid poem has a sweet fragrance of truth and natural order Laura, and you pace the melody, image and concept so very delightfully slowly. You are beautiful! J.A.B. A FAV!!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/23/2015 2:26:00 PM
Thank you sweetheart! :) I love water lilies. Glad you enjoyed this little verse. ~Laura