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The Orchard

Orchard’s earthy mossy trails
Gray-brown bark like dragon scales
Crooked branches stretch to hold
Tender almonds encased in fuzzy fold

Leafy clusters filter sun
And dapple grasses newly spun
Bathed in tepid valley air
Rich soil echoes memories long grown there

Perfect crisscrossing rows align
Green canopy woven into tapestry fine
Nurtured seasons; pollinating swarms
Bare branches clatter in winter storms

Pale pink blossoms; fragile drapes
Fluttering down like blushing snowflakes
Prolific bounty once again
From a living sanctuary:

My orchard realm

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006

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Date: 10/11/2011 8:48:00 AM
This one is great. How you view nature is expressed exquisitely. When I close my eyes I can see the beauty of nature. Incredible write.
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Date: 12/20/2010 9:17:00 AM
Congratulations Kelly on your worthy poem's place. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/8/2010 10:31:00 AM
Et ego in...Orchard. But like a lizard looking to catch the immortal verse
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Date: 12/1/2010 5:24:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in the big contest..Sara
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Date: 11/25/2010 3:37:00 AM
Kelly - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 11/23/2010 6:15:00 PM
Very nice, Kelly, for a loved orchard, ths descriptive nature poiem I enjoyed reading tonight. Congratulations on your win. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 11/23/2010 10:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Kelly in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/22/2010 10:25:00 PM
Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh
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Date: 11/22/2010 10:21:00 PM
Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 11/14/2010 3:45:00 AM
I am glad that I chose this one to read..Excellent work..Congratulations on your work going into the second round..Sara
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Date: 8/6/2009 10:31:00 AM
I am reading my favorite poems today and just wanted to let you know this is still a favorite to me Kelly. Love, Carol
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