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I slipped into her secret garden
and felt the warm doze of bees
settle scarlet in begonias
and heard the tulips brush
their lazy petals against air
gone breezy with April
and the taste of sun rambling
so lost and pale across the sky.
I heard leaves breathe slow
taking their time to awaken
and find the trees stretched
and laughing overhead
and smelled wisteria
damp against her cheek,
bringing summer to her skin
like tiny sparrows.
And I watched her hands
break the new earth with prayers
and span the morning
jeweled with dew and roses,
her face blooming rare
and glowing on the grass.
For Victoria
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
The secret of the garden is in its longed for fertility. Artful music,as always, Brendan :sun:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Excellent point... and thanks. That has inspired a new poem, i think.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
:sun:
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dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Awesome......"bringing summer to her skin" , you write and I can feel your words...it is awesome!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Writer
I am glad...that is what I most wish to do when I write. Thanks!
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dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Very welcome Brendan.
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely imagery.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I am glad you like it.
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, Brendan. <3
I hope you're doing well.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
The way you use these images
You are so talented :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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DBTyrana Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
What an enchanting and delightful scene you did picture here.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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neuroticmnemonic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Writer
This is beautiful. Perfect word choice.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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neuroticmnemonic Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Writer
:salute:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think this might be my favorite that you've written for Victoria.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This was more sweet and inebriating than the nectar of the gods..
Amazing work, Brendan.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A place to wander on a dew dampened morning; the sun gentle on our face.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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Roseatknight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG beautiful! Victoria is very lucky.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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RequiemsandReveries Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Lucky Lucky Victoria. This is gorgeous.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
such beautiful words! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! :heart:
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Victoria is a lucky woman! This poem is very eloquent.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I truly appreciate it.
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
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moonmusing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
such a welcome gift this morning after witnessing the fury and wrath, your imagery reminded me of the beauty to be found in nature
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks!
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PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
The nature-like attributes and serene qualities within this poem are absolutely staggering with beauty.

I liked this line, because of it's unlikely use of this flower plant:

Quote "and smelled wisteria
damp against her cheek," end quote

It's the most trivial details you add to your work that make it so Tungsten -- a great big mass of flawless shimmering Tungsten!

You're a Godsend weaver of words, and I admire them.
Keep up your work, fellow poet!



-Siryan-
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Writer
That is incredibly nice of you to say, my friend...and deeply appreciated. I know the concept is a bit trite and cliche, but I wanted to try and respin it a bit..
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Hello dear fellow writer :wave:
Thanks to *Kileandra who suggested you, you were featured here: [link]
Please :+favlove: by clicking on the heart on the left, so that more people will see it! :D
Thank you! :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Welcome.:D
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VolturiLova Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
So Sweet! I Love It! Would you mind if I used it in my book I'm writing? Just as a chapter opener and I would credit you of course. Please answer.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Writer
I really am very flattered by your request and glad you like the poem, but I am afraid i will have to decline. Many thanks.
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CreekPrincess Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Writer
So beautiful.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I am very glad you like it.
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully sensual with some wonderful imagery that stimulates the sesnes.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I know the concept is a bit cliche, but I think the images are pretty fresh.
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!

It did not feel in the least bit cliche to me.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Your words rise like pure water from a stream, seeming to flow without effort.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. Women all seem to have a very unique secret garden...
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
:heart:
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Caity-Kitten Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Writer
A very beautiful flowing peice. Teh imagery brings us to a calm beautiful setting that matches teh tone adn mood of teh poem perfectly. Some well worded phrases as well as some great choice words. Good job.
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