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~~~ Garden Mum ~~~

Updated on January 07, 2014

~ Garden Mum ~


Like the sprig from a phlox she appeared unto thee,

Blooming cheeks of peony, coral smile, warm and free;

She’s a stitcher of seams, lo, repairer of dreams,

Salmon fuschia beams, flush this dutiful queen.


Scents of catmint breath, ‘neath thy fringe flowered lashes;

Pure dianthus heart, dipped in thick, sweet molasses;

Creamy orchid visage vaunts thy vogue, august style,

Of her hunter’s new moons’, vulpine wild stately dial.


Then she squints at this world, through old rose-coloured specs,

Bathed in wisdom, which knows just what life’s dealing next;

Kneeling low, in thy umbel-strewn garden that preaches,

Wisps her hair, peppered lint from a teddy-bear’s breeches.



THE END


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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very nice words place one in her garden. If this is your Mum it is a lovely tribute to her Romeo.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Jodah; hope all's well down under and the midday iris isn't trying to peel everyone like an orange.

      It's about a woman who was like a mother to me, and remember her with affection.

      Thanks for coming by for a read and should be over your way later.

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Oh, this is very sweet and lovely.

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      mabelhenry 3 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Magnificent tribute to the memory of this dear mum. These words dance and sing of celebration!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, what a lovely, delightful read! She must have been a real gem in your life. Such a beautiful tribute to one who was like a mother to you.

      Sweet!

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Mabel - she was a wise Jewess with a contagiously, electric personality and humour.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Wetnosedogs!

      I hope the New Year has started well for you and the tufted tykes of playful peril. It's good to see you drop by this day and leave your wonderful comments. Thank you, and have a peaceful evening.

      R.Q.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very pretty tribute, R. Q. in beautiful floral wording.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Faith!

      There are some folk whose indelible memory just clings like a warm coat on a blustery morn, and are always remembered with fondness, including all of their foibles; I think there is also a flower called a ' Garden Mum ' as well.

      We bid farewell but never goodbye.

      Thank you precious heart for sailing amongst these words, and I'll wager that you're a pretty impressive mom yourself.

      With Warmest Regards, and a pleasant night to you and your dearest.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah Jackie,

      Felt the urge to pen a quick verse about a good woman, and glad that you enjoyed its embroidered flightiness. Thank you, and sending best wishes your way for a lovely evening.

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Wonderful Romeos!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      This dutiful queen . . . bathed in wisdom . . . stitcher of seams . . . repairer of dreams." She is so real, I think I know her. Thank you for another positive image of womanhood.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful and voted up for sure.

      Eddy.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      RQ,

      What a lucky mum to have one write such a beautiful tribute to her.

      Hope you have missed me for I have missed you and your unique poetry.

      Working toward getting back on HP regularly. Until then, wishing you all the best.

      Many Blessings,

      Kim

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      ziyena 3 years ago from Southern Colorado

      Romeo,

      Such a tribute to Mom. It's nice to see such light and refreshing tone.

      I love that you do not shy away from using feminine verse.

      UP :)

      Z

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Word!

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Well, you probably see her every morning in the bathroom mirror Ms Dora.

      To raise a standard for those decent women out there, who deserve more recognition, is always a pleasure, never a chore; you're welcome.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Much obliged Eddy, and trust you had a good Christmas, and that the New Year is conducive to the well-being of you and your family.

      Thank you.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Of course, that goes without saying dear Kim, and hope that you and your son celebrated in fine style with so much to be proud of at the tail end of last year, from what I recall you telling me.

      It's not always easy to find the time to write, let alone do everything else that life requires, so sympathize with you on that one.

      Thank you for your warm wishes, and return with affection.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Z,

      Masculine, feminine or neuter; if it seems pertinent to the write, then why not indeed - usually pen verse mainly for others anyway, and certainly feel comfortable enough in my masculinity to be able to approach from a few different perspectives.

      Tried to describe her hair as being like that of a lint that a housewife collects from the filter of a drying machine, and she was so kind, that she would be the kind of lady who would put a grandchild's teddy-bear trousers into the machine, along with her own washing, thus born the description of the coiffure :)

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving your uplifting tones here.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      She sounded a good soul. You caught the essence of caring and wisdom well with your words. :)

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      Jane Arden 3 years ago

      You are so creative. I love reading your work. Excellent.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      She had a good heart Anna, and sure appreciate your thoughtful remarks in relation to the write.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      It's a pleasure Lesley, and thank you once again for coming by.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      I love the picture you create and the refreshing descriptions; this is a lovely tribute, a mixture of tenderness, respect and affection, with a hint of humour! She comes across as someone with those attributes too.

      Great poetry as always, R.Q.

      Have a good week! Ann

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Ann,

      I trust you are doing well in the South-West, and it's always good news to have you whizz by, to park such wonderful thoughts, and an additional pleasure know that you gleaned so much.

      Thank you, and hope you and your nearest have a marvellous week as well!

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Thank you. Yes, all fine down here in Somerset. Over the crest of the hill and downwards to Springtime now, so optimism and daffodils rule!

      Warm regards to you too.

      Ann

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