My Heart Beats True; French Quaterns

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

Hillwood Museum and Gardens (Photo credit: Anosmia)

 

Picking flowers in the garden
Avoiding bees collecting sweets
Quiet hum delights a maiden
Abundant blooms greet latent heat
 
Casting aside those posies bruised
Picking flowers in the garden
Fragrance only adds to the hues
If passed by, I beg your pardon
 
Many cut, my basket laden
The day is lazy, warmed with sun
Picking flowers in the garden
Exquisitely formed, one-by-one
 
Morning’s hours spent gathering you
Showy petals do not harden
As if in love, my heart beats true
Picking flowers in the garden

Join us at dVerse Poets where Gay Reiser Cannon instructs in French Quaterns for Form-For-All:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/12/06/formforall-quaterns/

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  1. This is gorgeous – I love the way it becomes a melody of beauty, of love, of time – a bouquet of a poem, a work of art!

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  2. lovely write… i do miss the garden during the winter months… thanks for the visit

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    • Then this is for all of you who miss your gardens during the cold, wintry days, Patricia. Still quite warm here…our gardens stay green nearly all year round. And you’re welcome…

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  3. if i passed by beg your pardon….that made me smile…thinking of talking to those in the garden or the flowers…which i certainly would be…ha…you give such a warm feeling to being in the garden as well…very nice..

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  4. Beautiful… I especially like the final stanza.

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  5. Beautiful form and words in the garden…The final stanza is perfect ~

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  6. ah, thanks for the brief escape. it’s freezing over here today, i really enjoyed the warmth of the sun in your garden.

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  7. I’ve never had much of a green thumb, but I love jardins and everything greem. An excellent poem, use of form, and beautiful images created.

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    • My grandmother owned a garden nursery…the green thumb runs in my family. And thank you, Henry…I appreciate the kind comment.

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  8. Gayle, I really loved this! A love poem par excellence! Smiles.

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  9. Lovely work, pleasing to the ear and thought. Exquisite use of form as well!

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  10. Gorgeous poem. Thank you for sharing this. Many blessins and much love to you. :-)

    Subhan Zein

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  11. *typo: blessings

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  12. ah lovely..thanks for bringing a bit of summer, the humming bees and the scent of freshly cut flowers back into the cold bodhi…lovely verse

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  13. I agree with Gay, this really is a lovely bouquet of a poem :)

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  14. Lovely meander through a garden, doubly welcome given the snow which fell here last night.

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    • Thanks, Viv. Lots of cold and snow going on around the world…our garden is still bursting with blooms. It’s still so warm for this time of year.

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  15. This makes me want to walk through a garden. Lovely poem.

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  16. Gorgeous!

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  17. Kelvin S.M.

     /  December 7, 2012

    ..wow..this is so special and lovely…very beautiful that it could be a gift to a dear one along with those tempting elegant flowers… i think your Quatern is so rich and, by far, the most inspiring piece i ever read since yesterday’s opening of FormForAll… i can read this unlimitedly and yes i will have to read this again and again again and perhaps ’til i find one to go beyond what you’ve gone in this form.. excellent!

    ..smiles…

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  18. Gorgeous, Gayle, really lovely.

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  19. This is very pleasant. :) What a peaceful and beautiful way to spend a morning.

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  20. Life would be so easy if only it was spent this way. This is truly how simply I would love to live life. Beautiful.

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  21. I’m not into gardens or flowers at all, but you made me wish I were. Nicely done.

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  22. This is so sweet and lovely Gayle. It exudes spring and it brightened up my gloomy morning. FBooking this now :)

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  23. Don’t suppose you want to come and rake leaves in our garden, would you? This is such a lovely write, creating a lovely mood. (sorry to use a word that’s been used already…but it just fits.

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    • Well, that raking part isn’t my favorite…can be backbreaking, can’t it. I’m glad it brought a calm mood…that’s exactly what being in the garden does for me. Thanks, Victorica.

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  24. The fragrance of garden permeates each line. Most enjoyable on this damp cold night! Thank you …
    Lovely photograph as well.

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  25. So beautifully written, you transporter me from gray winter rain, to a sunny bee-buzzing garden in the warmth. Your closing lines are especially affecting. Wonderful!

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  26. Nicely done, Gayle! You do have a gift for rhymes, and it’s so easy to spot another true gardener who knows what it’s like to get her hands dirty and enjoy the beautiful rewards when they bloom. :)

    P.S. I have nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year award. If you want to participate, I’ve listed the rules here: http://dragonkatet.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/ive-been-nominated/

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    • Thank you, Corina…for the lovely comment and the nomination. I do love gardening and admiring the beauty from the results…such a soul-lifting activity.

      Look how long it took me to get over here and see this. I’m just not as plugged into the blogging thing as I once was…my interests are divided it seems. ;) I will check it out on your blog, Corina…I am honored..thank you again.

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  27. I do love this. Enjoyed it again. :-)

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