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  Ghost Garden
by jude forese
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I would sit for hours in your garden

Overflowing with color and aroma
Arousing my senses with the utter beauty of life

I loved how your garden
Flowed with exotic flowers
Like a living painting shaped by a master

And the tang of fresh earth
Was so invigorating
It made me feel alive and at home

At times your smile
Would blossom like a flower
So vivid and colorful
The entire garden
Would blush with envy

At times your voice would fill the air
Like a mysterious sense of perfume and spice

In these moments it seemed paradise was found
Even for a fleeting moment

In these moments I would listen to you
And concentrate on your sighs
And try to let you know
That you shouldn’t cry

But you said your tears that fell to the ground
Kept your garden growing
And would keep you alive

I knew my words were like hopeless breezes
Upon a worn and tired soul
And so I would listen to your heartache

Now when I sit in your garden
The flowers are gone
All the branches are bare

Yet I can still feel the wonder
You planted in my heart
So long ago
And so far away

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
Your words flowed like melted butter over hot breakfast toast!!!!
Reviewed by Sue Hess
THIS IS WONDERFUL! whoops sorry, this is exceptional writing ace
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
The imagery is exquisite, Ace. I feel this one.
Best regards,
Reviewed by George Jackson
You just get better and better. Another great write.
Reviewed by M. B.
I love the style this poem was wrought with. It flows with such grace and beauty. You've given me another perspective of garden.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Enchanting. I can almost smell the garden, let alone see it..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Absolutely beautiful Robert!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Oh Robert, this was so beautiful and moving, your poetry is exquisite,

Reviewed by D May (Reader)
Well done Robert. I like how you did this. Lots of visuals here in the garden of love. Excellent work.
Reviewed by A. Gagné (Reader)
Perfection. :)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Fond memories in our hearts are wonderful, as is this poem.
Reviewed by George Carroll
A very loving and longing poem about a love that has gone but only to be reborn again in memories of her.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
It is funny how a place can linger in our minds long after the love has faded the memory of that place or sometimes an object can reawaken the memories of that love.A really romantic write Robert that I'm sure a lot of us can relate to,

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa

Vesna :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
This one brought my tears, touched my soul deeply Jude. Some we share our souls with are so full of life, beauty and color, even in the midst of sorrow and death they become unforgettable.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
This is such a fine write...brings those memories from my childhood rushing forward.

Reviewed by Handsum Hart
One of your finest, this one rocks.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
You have captured something so beautiful,here, Jude. It is true, it seems to me, that some people can have that effect on anything with which they come into contact: that the world that they enter just "lives and breathes" because of their very presence, because of their charismatic qualities and irrespective of their mood. Some have the gift and are embued with the ability to sow "life and colour" in the world and into the outer and inner landscapes of others. This reminds me of the fairytales of Cinderella and Snow White - THOSE kind of personal qualities. Once you have met such a person, you can never be the same again: their "life" and effects stay with you for ever. This poem lives and breathes with a light and tensile emotion, spoken from the heart: a beautiful mirror reflecting straight back that of which you speak. The rhythm and flow are like a River of Life running through it and the images delightful. TY for this creation - a perennial!! Kate xx
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
This is Absolutely Beautiful and such a beautiful way to remember those now gone from our sight A garden in your heart How totally Beautiful.
this I will remember.
Love Tracey
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
I love this one Jude, memories that lay soft and gentle on one's mind brings smiles....touching write..
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Memories of my grandmother and her garden came to the fore
along with my tears, in this exquisite rendering.Kudo's!
Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader)
A very beautiful and deeply moving poem you've penned, Jude ...
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Pensive and tender write, RJ...
Reviewed by Ron Henry
A beautiful work. The similes are well chosen. This poem packs a lot of emotion. Very moving.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Great sentiments, Robert! I like this one a lot!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
This write touched my heart and soul, Robert. Some memories are so precious that they retain their vivid beauty and replay the moments we spent, throughout our lifetime. They seem so long ago and yet, they seem like only yesterday.
Take care,
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
I like this and it reminds me of some people that I know that also planted a garden of memories in me.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Another awesome piece. I especially love the ending.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
And So Far Away Romantic You...

Reviewed by Kate Clifford
This is an absolutely beautiful write. Touches deeply.
Reviewed by Janet Parker
The last stanza says so much about you. Well, all of it does. And in these genius poems you write about the way you see things, I wonder how you became so prolific, so interested and observant. A blessing and a gift from someone long ago and far away. This is beautiful and it makes me cry.
Reviewed by Nila Jamier
Poetic verses and beauty in this one just Gorgeous:)
"At times your smile
Would blossom like a flower
So vivid and colorful
The entire garden
Would blush with envy "
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
This poem made me cry,it is sad yet beautiful,the ending was something I can relate to also,(there have been many beautiful gardens in my life and some I miss more than others.)At least Robert,we can always keep the flowers in our memories where even times 'long ago' are kept sweet fresh and lovely(just like your garden of poetry),a beauty of a poem was this one,bravo!
Best wishes always
Reviewed by Dave Harm
I started looking at this, wishing for spring, to get back on my hands and knees, playing in mother earth. Then I was changed (or transformed?) into blossoming from the love and nuture of another. Great poem. I now have a new "feeling" about my little garden...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
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