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Flower of Thorns
by Marco Landi

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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Flower of Thorns

Stinging flower of thorn
savage t
gentle in appearance
a wild flower protecting
you from the suave catcher.

You left the thorn
to bleed inside my heart
so vulnerable to ridicule
was I the foolish chaser.

You pleased my eyes
fooled them to believe
possession was possible

I am now left
empirical in gaudy vest
with the thorn eternally preserved.

Marco Landi Copyright 2003


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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 10/30/2003
Oh yes, nothing with beauty comes without price. The proverbial thorn in the side!
Wonderful write, enticing!

Reviewed by Micha Julian 9/25/2003
again, Marco, the Pain/the Beauty and how you capture one with the other, yes, and again the sybolism, ahhh, yes! Such a beautiful flower, the rose, and always...its thorns...
beautifully done, so good to read you once again...
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 9/23/2003
A painful experience of love lost, the thorns remain to remind us and maybe to help us to treasure, protect and value true love when we find it. The Tea-bag lady! Jackie <> <
Reviewed by Christine Morell 9/12/2003
Beautifully written and deeply moving.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 9/9/2003's strange how unrequited love gives us pleasure..I've often wondered why so many poems have been written because of the pain etc. what is it in our humaness that requires pain to know love..I ask that love or is it just desire gone haywire..and so we cry..why?..Why indeed...
Beautiful have an enormous capacity for love....
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/8/2003
Oh this was so beautifully written, so very painful, excellent,

Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 9/8/2003
Oohh, wonderful wordsmithing, Marco! I see depth, shadows, movement and color in this marvelous little piece! :)
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 9/5/2003
Fabulous write, Marco! Thank you for sharing it!


Reviewed by Aamie Burnley 9/2/2003
... love hurts: well said!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/28/2003
Been there. Great write!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/28/2003
Sometimes even a thorn in the heart
from the one we love is better than having no trace of them.
Your poem tugged at my heart and reminded me of long ago.My thorn is still in tact, can't remove it,part of me now.Your poem touched me,deeply.Beautiful words.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/28/2003
Lovely and deeply emotive.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/27/2003
Marco, such anguish I feel the pain from the thorn, a superb write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/27/2003
Bittersweet...but beautiful Marco!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/27/2003
A truly beautiful and bittersweet write. Loved the idea of personal pain as compared to an idea that can be utilized in many ways and forms!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/27/2003
This is beautiful, and bittersweet
"You left the thorn
to bleed inside my heart
so vulnerable to ridicule
was I the foolish chaser"
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/27/2003
Thorns penetrate but can be taken out. Can i help with this pain? I'm so sorry here with you reading this.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/27/2003
Love this. Marco! I like especially that last stanza.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 8/27/2003
Your title drew me in....and your most creative verse did not let me down....beautiful..and bittersweet.....ty, Dani
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