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Daisys
by Katy L Walsvik

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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You grow in families
Smiling at me when I step through your hallways
You have little tiny suns
In your middles, and petals
That feel like soft, damp leaves on crisp fall days.

I love you the best.
Your attitudes are always kind and cheery.
We make you into chains
To ring around our heads
I may not understand, but I've a theory.

I wonder, when all the flowers
Get together and they choose up sides
To see whose scent
Is most appealing
Which of all of them decides?

When I smell gardenias
Or admire the iris, the tulips' rank and file
I love them all
But not as much as
Watching daisys smile.

So I think that maybe others
Turn to scent or lavish blooms to be our choices
Your families grow
As if they know
True beauty lies in daisy voices.

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Reviewed by Sara Russell 4/10/2004
This is wonderful... sweet and evocative. Thanks for sharing this...

BTW My grandmother loved daisies too. I never understood our (English) obsession with getting rid of weeeds from lawns, when daisies actually make lawns look better.

The simple charm of the daisy is well summed-up in this poem. Very much enjoyed...

Sara.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/1/2004
I have some very strong memories of Daisy chains and Summer and this has brought them flooding back. This is gorgeous, Katy ...evocative and extremely well written.
Love
~Chrissie
Reviewed by A PAX 3/31/2004
awwwwwwwwww i love daisies........they are such troopers!!! year after year.....popping up in new spots......I like the way you see flowers......like they have purpose.....u must be a gardener.....lol....i am.......and an impaired lazy one at that! lol......this poem is soooooooo lovely... it made me SMILE......lol
I have a story on my page about flowers that came to life....its the only story I have written down and posted.......you know, who knows maybe in some parallel univese.......they do! lol Thanks so much for stopping by my page recently........I am at the end of my Authors Den membership.......so all reviews are such sweet hellos to me........take care..........pax.........A
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 3/31/2004
This brought a big daisy smile to me Katy, lovely beautiful soft honest poem, written with love and feeling and like the daisy itself it just shines through, a cracking read, very well done...take care...Mark xx
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/31/2004
Katy, I don't know if you've ever heard of a magazine called "Ideals." They publish poems like this. You might try looking them up and see what you can do.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/31/2004
SUperb write!!!!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/31/2004
I like Daisys too, Daisy Mae, Daisy Duck, etc.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/31/2004
i like daisies myself, but they don't smell as pretty as they look! they have a bit of an offensive odor! LOL

still a delightful piece, katy; thanks for the sharing!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 3/31/2004
Daisys are so special, they brighten our world. A lovely poem, Katy.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/31/2004
delightful piece Katy!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/31/2004
One of my favourites. Great write.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/31/2004
Ah, Daisy. Used to go out with a girl named Daisy. She used to drive me crazy. Daisy weas . . . oh, forgot myself. I agree that the daisy is a star shining brighter, and who makes the world a better place by just being here. I also believe that you are in that category of making the world a better place.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/31/2004
Daisies are simplistic beauty..they are much like the child that faces each day with a smile, never being aware of earthly anger. I love the way they fill the gardens with radiance..allowing their onlookers to pause in imagination..
Excellent write Katy!
Reviewed by Londis Carpenter 3/30/2004
"When I smell gardenias
Or admire the iris, the tulips' rank and file
I love them all
But not as much as
Watching daisys smile."
immortal words are these
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/30/2004
Cheerful ...a true delight.

Gina
Reviewed by jude forese 3/30/2004
loved reading this very beautiful poem!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/30/2004
Now this is simply marvelous Katy!What a delightful
tale you planted your daisies in, they are so lovely!
Super finale;-)!
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 3/30/2004
Beautiful! I like this Katy!!

Jack
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/30/2004
nicely done, Love daisys my wifes favorite flower
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/30/2004
Hey, Katy, if you keep putting new poems on the site, I won't get to read others poems or not get a chance to do so...and speaking of Daisy chains, I seem to recall another usage of the words, LOL! A beautiful one from you this time, Miss Katy...love the smells you have evoked in my memories...Ed & Rufuz
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