Tuesday, February 09, 2010

GARNERED


If I should know that death will come for me
Before another summer's blossoms shed
With witchery of purple, blue, and red
Their sudden beauty's spell on bush and tree
If I should know that I shall never see
The radiance by a summer rainbow shed
I would not have you grieve when I am dead
Believing me denied such luxury ...

For I have loved this fleeting life so well
Its color, fragrance, joys of night and day
So conscious have been of every leaf that fell
Responsive to each birdsong of its May
That I have stored rich memories to be
My dream of life through all eternity ...

34 comments:

  1. "For I have loved this fleeting life so well
    .....So conscious have been of every leaf that fell
    Responsive to each birdsong of its May"

    Lovely lines Margie....But life is not about just storing memories and dreams -- May God bless us with spiritual strength and richness, so we live everyday of our life --

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. Once again...i Love the poetry so much...love the mind that shines through Margie :)


    wishes,
    devika

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  3. Oh i forgot again, what i had to say....Please, please set aside thoughts of death -- You are blessed, and our love will enliven you :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  4. Margie, it was just beautiful and the photo was gorgeous. Today reading this I thought of my Dad, he would have been 75. Reading this made me feel better. take care, be well.

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  5. Such a beautiful post.. both words n photo.. just perfect.. :))

    Love,
    Samrina

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  6. Margie, love this. My mind is on this wave length these days. Blessings.

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  7. lovely words once again :)...wish i could write something like ya once :)

    urs..hemu..

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  8. "with witchery of purple, blue and red"- mmmm! Love that!

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  9. the strong feeling of love and thankfulness permeates this post, love your rich descriptions! xo

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  10. Live for today and enjoy, that's what I would say. Beautiful flower, can't wait for Summer.

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  11. You know how some people say live each day as if it were your last. Well that is true really. And you help us to remember to live it to the fullest and participate in our own life and not be a bystander. Very good reminder, dear friend.

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  12. reminds me of one of my favorite nature poems - Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold :)

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  13. This is so beautiful, that I know it's already in Heaven's Poetry Book...lovely, lovely, lovely

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  14. Beautiful! Living each day to stop and enjoy the world around us. It doesn't get any better than that!
    Life is Good.

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  15. Beautiful, you have spoken exactly how I feel about the death of this form.

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  16. This is really beautiful and thought-provoking, Margie. We can't begin to live until we face the possibility and realities of death. So very aptly captured in your words.

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  17. Lovely words Margie. Death is a part of us and to reach it, we live to enjoy.

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  18. My word, I love this, everyone love your words, they are perfect! Look at all these beautiful comments! You are amazing.

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  19. Beautiful. It makes me think of the circle of life, that all is part of the universe and the eternal circle of season, life and death. Thank you

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  20. Everyday God provides us with small miracles for which we ought to be thankful. From your lines I can see thatmy dear friend, you love, live and is thankful for every moment spent here.

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  21. powerful...the gratitute shines. tons of blessings to you. I think you're awesome. Sarah

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  22. You are a gifted writer, Margie. In these words too, I am reminded of living life to the fullest one day at a time! :)

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  23. Margie, my mom's birthday is Sunday and I thought of her as I read this.....it is so beautiful Margie, I love it......:-) Hugs

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  24. Beautiful, touching , sad, poignant - all in a incredibly lovely mix...
    You have such a talent with words dear Margie...
    xo
    Zuzana

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  25. Dear Margie, I heartly wish you to have a lovely Valentine's Day!♥♥!

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  26. Beautiful and yet it also scares me.
    I can't believe you wrote that! wow...

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  27. Ohh Margie! This is so beautiful!

    Life is so beautiful with all it's colours and radiance - just as you described it here in your poem.
    We can be so thankful for each day's beauty and therefore not fear death.

    I'm very happy to be back here. :)

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  28. Hello Devika
    Such kind words!
    Thank you!

    Yes, I know I am blessed!
    If I might think about dying or write about it here, I just appreciate my life all the more and so happy have been around for the most amazing ride of my life!
    I truly do appreciate all the beauty in my life!

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    Thank you, Cinner.
    So glad my poem made you feel better.
    It has not been that long since you lost your dad but he's always there in your good memories of him.
    Take care.
    Hope it's been a day of joy for you!

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    Hello Samrina
    Thank you for the kind words!
    Always so nice to have you visit!
    <3 <3 <3!

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    Thank you, JBR.
    It makes me very glad to know you loved my poem.
    Blessings to you, too.

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    Hi Hemu
    I appreciate your nice comment(thank you!) and I think what you write is awesome!

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    Hello Shayla
    I am glad to see you here again!
    Thank you for the kind words!

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    Hi Cat
    You took notice of that!
    Awesome!
    I thank you for the nice comment!
    It is appreciated!

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    Hello Asha
    Living for today and enjoying today is the only way to go!
    Thanks for your visit and sharing!

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    Hi TechoBabe
    You always make me feel good with the kind words you leave!
    I thank you, my friend!

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    Hello Jessie
    That my poem was a reminder to one of your favorite nature poems made me smile :)
    Thanks for sharing that with me and thank you for your visit!

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    Your lovely comment meant a lot to me, Lorraine.
    Thank you!

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    Yes, Anne, life is good!
    Thanks my friend for your kind words!
    Take good care and get some more rest.
    Good to talk with you today!
    <3 <3 <3!

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    Hello Mark
    Thank you!
    We have that in common then!
    Good to know that!

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    Hi Aurora
    I really like how observant you are on what I write!
    It's so very true that we cannot really befin to live until we face the possibilities and realities od death.
    I know that my life could possibly end tomorrow and that just makes me want to live and love my life today all the more!
    Thank you for the kind comment!

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    Thank you, Priya.
    Your comment and visit is appreciated!

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    Hi Isha
    Oh, thank you!
    How very nice you are!
    All the kind people that visited and left the special comments really made me quite happy!

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    Hello Paula
    Thank you!
    Your post today was great!
    It's awesome when we inspire ourselves!

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    Hi Ariel(Susan)
    I do love life and feel that all my days are a blessing!
    Always so enjoy having you visit and commenting.
    Thank you!

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    Thank you, Sarah.
    I think you are awesome as well.
    You are helping so many through all that you share about your life.
    You have a lot of courage!
    Blessings to you, too!

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    Thank you, Constructive Attitude.
    Nice having you visit!

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    Hello Michael
    Your kind words are much appreciated!
    Thank you!


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  29. Hi Bernie
    I know you will be rembering your mom on Sunday on her birthday!
    I liked that my poem made you think of her.

    Thanks for the kind words on my poem!
    I love it when someone tells me that they love my poem!

    hugs!

    Margie:)

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  30. Hello Zuzana
    I so enjoyed your lovely comment and thank you so much!

    Oh, also enjoyed your post today!
    It was very endearing!

    Margie:)
    xo

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  31. Hi Philip
    Thanks so much and I wish the same to you!

    <3 <3 <3!

    Margie:)

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  32. Hello Controlled Chaos
    A warm welcome to my blog!
    I appreciate your visit and kind words!
    Thank you!

    Margie:)

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  33. Hi Margaret
    I am very happy to have you visit and thank you for the lovely comment!

    It's wonderful news about your father recovering!
    I know you must be so very glad and thankful!

    Margie:)

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker