Thursday, March 11, 2010

SWEET MAGNOLIA (To Mama)

A sweet magnolia smell reminds me of you

Somewhat like a painting you once drew

Your ivory soft petals ... my heart ... they caress

As your soul went through me

When you were laid to rest

I call for you ... my magnolia friend

When life's path turns dark

Ivory soft petals comfort me ... my mama ... my heart!

50 comments:

  1. so beautiful Margie...your words touch my heart...

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  2. What a colorful picture and love those flowers. Just waiting to see in spring. Lovely.

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  3. Lovely poem and way to remember your mama, Margie.

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  4. When someone you love is no longer here in body, you find ways to bring them back in closer like a scent or a photo. I know you must have had a wonderful mother because she raised a lovely daughter. Hope your knee is healed now, dear friend.

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  5. I love to enjoy your poetry - always comes straight from the heart to heart.

    Blessings to you!

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  6. very sweet and a beautiful way to remember your Mama.
    Take care.
    Have a wonderful, relaxing and fun weekend. Enjoy!

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  7. Love the words,a beautiful way to remember your mother.

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  8. We can all remember our mothers with the words of your poem Margie, it is beautiful....:-) Hugs

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  9. This was so touching. Beautiful memories, related to your mother through a flower...
    Magnolias are magnificent as they bloom so early in spring, at least here in Scandinavia.
    You have a lovely way with words Margie.
    I am wishing you a splendid Friday,
    xo
    Zuzana

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  10. Such Love to your dear mom, poem is extraordinary and I can smell these beauties..
    ps a while back in an old mom and pop shop, I found a beautiful yellow top gowned bottle, and I purchase it for 1 dollar. I then noticed that it said underneath that it was an Avon Bridal Moments ...sweet honesty cologne. I hadn't realised that the top came off, so I opened it carefully and to this day, I can't express the sentiment that brought tears to my eyes, 'cause it smelled exactly like my mom...I loved her so much! so your poem really touched me xxx
    ps it made sense too, she did work for Avon before she became a real estate agent, but she always wore that specific cologne...

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  11. So sweet of you to pay tribute to ur mother in such a lovely manner!
    God bless you!
    And thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  12. I think flowers make good metaphors for someone's character. Some people are obviously big red roses, or sunny daffodiles. So your mother was a magnolia. What a wonderful woman she must have been.

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  14. beautiful words and lovely look on the blog sweetie!

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  15. Such a beautiful post Margie..:))

    God bless you dear friend.. :))

    Love,
    Sam..

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  16. so beautiful....
    I'm waiting patiently to smell spring....

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  17. so sweet dear Margie... as always...

    (hugs)

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  18. The Magnolia flower's delicate beauty and fragrance are indeed comforting like Mother's love.
    Not only the flowers, also the leaves and the bark of the tree do us good.
    Very good choice Margie, to mention Magnolia and your mother in one breath.

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  19. Sweet and beautiful magnolia is my favorite. Nice poem Margie!

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  20. wonderful tribute to a lovely mother, like you!
    ;)

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  21. This is so beautiful Margie!

    I don't think there's a more beautiful tree than the magnolia and it's a perfect comparison to our mothers.

    A wonderful trubite to all mothers.

    Thank you Margie, take care, hugs..

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  22. why have i sudddenly gone sad? very touching piece.

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  23. Absolutely Beautiful, Margie!...As ALWAYS!! ;-) xoxoxo

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  24. Margie! This is so pretty! and words as usual are touching!

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  25. There is something so utterly Southern about the magnolia. And there is nothing more sweetly Southern than the love of mother. I really liked this poem, Margie.

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  26. i love that term magnolia friend :)

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  27. I wish you a very good weekend.
    Also I will add your blog to my
    friend section.I hope there is no
    problem.

    Best wishes

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  28. This is so beautiful and I know she hears you Margie :D

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  29. Magnolias do bring on memories of days gone by... they do have that ability

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  30. Hi Margie,
    Thank you for stopping by and reading my poetry. I try to make time to get around and read other work but sometimes life is a bit hectic. But I enjoy stopping in to see what you have.

    Rachelo

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  31. smell is the gift of rememberance - it cuts to the memory immediate

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  32. @Margie :

    Nice words. Good read. :)
    Tc.

    Regards,
    Ravi.
    (http://j-ravi.blogspot.com)

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  33. Margie I love the smell of certain things because of the memories they hold. So wonderful!

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  34. Hello Margie,
    What a very beautiful poem about your mom.
    I love magnolias and I have yet to see mine bloom this year.
    I have 4 in my yard.
    Wishing you a wonderful evening!!!!
    Lydia

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  35. Yes, maybe it is true that the proboscis holds more in memory than the brain. I know mine does--grin!

    PEACE!

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  36. Hi Margie, I know you are enjoying your latest trip. I just dropped by to tell you I am sending a huge Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, and yes, don't forget to wear green today. Hugs.

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  37. So perfect for Mothering Sunday that has just been celebrated in the UK.
    My mother was just like the delicate flowers of the Magnolia tree and not a day goes by without me missing her, our family home was in a road called Magnolia Dene so you can imagine there were many of these beautiful trees planted there.
    A perfect poem x

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  38. beautiful words with a beautiful pic :)..

    urs..hemu..

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  39. Dear readers and friends ...
    I'm so very appreciative for all the wonderful comments.
    Thank you all so much!
    I've been on a trip for a week and just got home last night and have so much to get caught up on!
    I do intend to reply to everyone that left me a comment but it will have to wait for a little while.

    Hope everyone is well and happy!
    Life is just so wonderful, isn't it?
    Enjoy the beauty and miracles that each day brings us!

    Margie :)
    xo

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  40. Beautiful words. A touching tribute.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. It was a hard descision but one I had to make.

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  41. Hello once again dear people!
    My intention was to reply to each one of you separately but alas, I find I just don't have the time.
    I'm away from home till Wednesday and taking care of a dear little lady!
    She is my friend's mom, her name is Claudia and she's 89 years young!
    She has alzheimer's but it's a joy to be with her and she makes me laugh!
    We play cards together and I read to her, have been reading her some of my poetry and she says to me "oh my, you are so smart to write that way"
    That really makes my day!

    So, I will just say thank you, thank you so much to ...

    Sarah
    Priya
    Wanda
    TechoBabe
    Krystyna
    Anne
    Ariel(Susan)
    Starry
    Bernie
    Zuzana
    Lorraine
    Smita
    Children with out Voices
    Shayla
    Symphony of Love
    Kai
    La Dolce Vita(Cat)
    Sam
    Beth
    Joanne
    Duta
    Philip
    Dulce
    Margaret
    Kay
    JBR
    Jon
    Neers
    Rick
    Jessie
    Aslan
    Bwana
    Shionge
    Alicia
    Rachel
    Larry
    Ravi
    Adie
    Lydia
    Steve
    TechoBabe, 2nd visit, thanks dear!
    Susie
    Hemu and
    Glynis ...

    Your comments meant a great deal to me and I am grateful for all of them and grateful to know all of you!

    Joy and blessings to all of you!

    -Margie
    xo

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  42. Oops...we donn have such things here in Pune, Maharashtra, India. So sad.

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  43. What a colorful picture and love those flowers. Just waiting to see in spring. Lovely.
    home based data entry

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  44. love that linking of mama and magnolia...moms are so cool...smiles.

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bearing its own gifts ...
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