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Where Time Stands Still
by Peter Paton
Friday, June 09, 2006
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Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy.
William Wordsworth


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The golden laburnum tree stands like a sentinel

on the island in the middle of the lily covered pond

as I view the expanding and unfolding majestic landscape

and I recall times now past, and loved faces since departed

the sweeping lawn provides a breathtaking walk downhill

a venture back into the magic of enchanting time

but alas , there are no familiar traces to be found

of the eyes that once danced with the sparkle of life

as I observe a little grebe nervously emerging from the banks of iris

and within my being, I sense the most mysterious sighs

that yes, there are many things veiled from our profane eyes

for if we knew, we may have upset the perfect plan

I take the path that leads to the hidden grotto

with trailing wisteria and phalanxes of spectacular cyclamen

rushing waters cascading in wondrous waterfalls

moss laden walls sculpted with Victorian splendor

this secret garden that is peculiar to me

where yesterdays dreams come alive in full vigor

while the warbling of the wren serenades life's greatness

and the scurrying ant, works tirelessly and diligently

as the spider weaves his gossamer magnificence

this sacred sanctuary where my love and I exist

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006
Where Time Stands Still

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Joseph is probably right, this wonderful place can be found in the heart, but seldom is it expressed in wonderful words as above! Brilliant work and a most beautiful picture,
B&R
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Dear Peter,

Thank You for sharing this "sacred sanctuary" with us. I know this place, it's within the heart.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
And I might ask you who , besides the breathtaking secret garden, has inspired this incredible write? You are in tune to all the species of flora as you hinted and braided them to wistful memories and the comfort and beauty of your surrooundings."... there are many things veiled from our profane eyes for if we knew, we may have upset the perfect plan", and with the pln comes the seasons, every changing lives and the wonder of the scenes we set and the dancing eyes that kindle memories. I think I need to take a walk today!
tAYLOR
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Outstanding write Peter, by far to me…one of your best. The sadness of lost hearts, the hope through spiritual eyes…very sweet and deep.

Allen
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Breathtakingly beautiful! I applaud your creativity!
Reviewed by Joy Marsh
Thank you Peter and my compliments on this enchanting verse.

Joy
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger
thanks , i needed an extra walk today! lovely write Peter.
Mary
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
What a marvelous picture and poem, Peter - and it sounds like your nature-filled secret sanctuary is Paradise.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Graphic image and verses complement one another wonderfully to present a soul-stirring offering. Thank you for sharing this gift, Peter. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Lovely, Peter, absolutely lovely! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn. :D

How about England beating Paraguay in the World Cup?? They played their hearts out; hope they win! :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Beautiful poetry compliments beautiful illustration, Peter, both are exquisite! Thank you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by A PAX
Beautiful poetry as always
A poem to remember Peter
ty for posting :)
paz
Anita
Reviewed by Felix Perry
We have here in Halifax one of the most perfect examples of a Victorian Park and it always amazes me to go there on a summer day and feel the peace and tranquility it contains.

Fee
Reviewed by jude forese
love is a garden to be cultivated which your have eloquently achieved in this finely preened poem ... your imagery is always unique and quite beautiful ...
Reviewed by A. Santo
I am an avid gardener and the descriptions in your verse drew me into a haven of amazing beauty. Like the tender leaves of a budding Lilac your words are wrapped in ineffable adoration. Ah, to sit in the exquisite garden of Love and partake of the wondrous gifts unfolding with each new breath. I would call this a garden of Pure Bliss. :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
My goodness Peter, this is magnificent poetry and the exquisite picture takes my breath away! What a splendid combination of beauty and yes, time stands still, as I glory in it...Thank you Sir Paton!

eT
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Oh my oh my, always such food for thought, yet not any thought, divine thought: A gift
Reviewed by George Carroll
Sounds like the rebirth of the Garden Of Eden. Love the photo and wish I had a scene like that near me.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
A beautiful write and a beautiful graphic, keep it up and be blessed in the writing
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Well, you took a stroll down nature's own today, Peter, and I guess I took it with you as I read it. Your eye for detail in this particular poem is excellent and your mental meanderings and feelings gwave the poem its unique flavor of angst.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Most Excellent,i.e. I Believe-I Know I Can Leave This Planet Before I Die In Physical World--Even Take My Corvette With Me...

You Watch Titanic In End Old Lady Dies She Goes Back To Her Tragic Moment On Titannic (Both In Freezing Waters) As Young Girl & Meets Young Boy Who Died Only To Save Her-So She May Live--One Best Moments Of Few Movie Directors Captured- How You (Soul Can Survive Holy Hell)-Of What Can Does Exist For Very Few Mortals.

You Must Go Back Into *Eye's Of (God) Is Where I Go Back Too & Meet All My Little Children & Literally Millions Of Dead Little Children Their NEW Friends & Playmates -NOW (God)'s His Little Children...

* (God) Is Always Watching Like Massive Computer Records Knows Even Fall Of Baby Sparrow-So How Can Any Imbecilic Human Being Thnk He (God) Doesn't Know Your Very Secret(Even Perverted) Thoughts...

Tear's TRASK
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
You've descibed this haven as one of memory and peace and beauty.Your words themselves break alive into ease and natural peace with love as only a truer vision could capture.
Susan
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
'...in the Secret Place...where only The LORD can see; where He calls us unto Him,'Be ONE...with Me' Aaaah, Peter, this is perfection, and brings out the poetess, in me. What a blessing you are to the Den. my love & prayers ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader)
(((( Peter )))) this is simply breathtaking in all forms. That power of love and all it’s promises are the strengths in which we gather our light, our truth of the divinity of our spirits, promised by our creation. This is so magnificent how you describe your painted palette of glorious splendors and the power of the astonishing depths of the human spirit. Extremely well penned as always…
Thank you Peter...

Peace & Love Always, Dove
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