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  In All Sincerity, Wisdom
by Nordette Adams
Thursday, July 21, 2005
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Rarely is a poem ever about one person, one thing, a sure thing, or woven with moods unsubject to change.

Almost I opened...
I am that bud craving the caress of a gifted gardener.
Who longs to see these petals unfold?
The weeds choke me and my thorns sharpen
on stones rising around my stem.
Crows brought these and each day deliver more stones in bleak assortment that
weigh heavier and heavier against my worm-chewed leaves.
Wall of stones rising to entomb me...
Almost I opened as I could open only for you, but
you are not the gardener; you are but another passing through.
Drought lingers and since no one ventures along this path to see my
scarlet petals' fading glow, I grow content to
twist and tighten, fading and unopened 'til the last stone's cast on curls,
until unfurling's a dead endeavor and morning dew
kisses only stone along the well-worn path.

"Secret Garden"
by Bruce Springsteen
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"Me in Net Vignettes: Navigating Romance Post Divorce"

Copyright 2005 Nordette Adams


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Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/23/2005
An excellent piece of poetry

William, .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 10/21/2005
another awesome write from a moxie lady.
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 8/8/2005
That's a truth so sad...eloquently beautiful in expression (and shared)
Reviewed by Paul Williams 7/24/2005
Replete with metaphorical excellence this is throughly absorbing and totally engrossing superb work dear lady.

Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 7/23/2005
My dear sweet Nordette, it's always a pleasure to read your words.
Thanks so much for displaying them.
Great write, girl. :o)
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 7/23/2005
excellent metaphor.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 7/23/2005
My god, Nordetten, how you can absorb me into, not just a piece, itself, but into the expressions of it, the poetry of it... sometimes, I just collapse, entirely, marveling at your very human, very brave insights.

Oh, yes, I do what we commenters love to say, "relate"... but, with this one and so many of yours, I'm stunned more by the writing. I can see and feel the agonizing metaphors you offer. You, dear madam, are a poet's poet, indeed. katy xox
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/22/2005
If we wait for the tending hand of the gardener, surely we will all wilt upon the vine...or was that the knight in shining matter, the end result is the same. Excellent metaphor-rich verses, Nordette. Awesome work!
Take care,
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 7/21/2005
Outstanding Nordette...I must agree with the rest, excellent metaphors!

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 7/21/2005
Romantic Wild N Off The Wall Write On Write!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/21/2005
Most excellent delivery Nordette!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/21/2005
Poignancy lingers on each word, this left me feeling sad. Powerful use of metaphors, poetic language; one of your best!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/21/2005
I can hardly comment! The depth you reach is fathomless,I'm in awe of your gift for metaphor and honesty, and agree with the others!

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 7/21/2005
Poignant use of metaphors - very well delivered. The poem speaks in volumes about so many aspects of life. Excellent writing, Nordette!

God bless,

Reviewed by Aberjhani 7/21/2005
IN ALL SINCERITY, WISDOM, paints romantic tragedy on such a grand scale that it stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the best romantic poetry ever written. Its power comes beautifully from its brave visualization of failed hope and desire even while the soul of the poem itself continues to sing the significance of its virtually unbearable pain. A small and very worthy masterpiece by a giant and masterful talent.
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 7/21/2005

Exquisite longing. You trap your metaphors so expertly, so cunningly, that they don't even know that they're caught. If this is allegorical (and I suspect it is - after all - we write what we know), it is not prophecy. Surely one with your fathomless depth knows that a gardener will be along shortly.


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/21/2005
Well, hell and say it again! Very astute observations AND just a damn fine write with so many metaphors the poem was like licking a triple-decker strawberry ice cream, or a cherry snow cone. The irony is heavy and oppressive and bears down upon the reader as you slowly begin to understand that the lonely bud is waiting in vain for that gardner. Superb writing, Nordette..
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/21/2005
Metaphorically symbolic delivering a powerful message - thank you for sharing this offering, Nordette. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/21/2005
Wise young lady are you...Well done...
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/21/2005
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/21/2005
excellent yet again, nordette; very well done! brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/21/2005
excellent nordette, fits many women i'm sure...
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