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The Search for the Lock

Updated on January 9, 2013
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The rose - a garden treasure
The rose - a garden treasure | Source

Where is the Lock?

This pen is the key

To unlock the words

But the mystery is

Where is the lock?

There is a treasure there

Waiting to be found

But where do I look?


I sit, wait and wonder

Enjoying the rays of the sun

Warm and inviting

The birds keep me company

A light breeze

Carries the sweet fragrance

Of a rose


A butterfly settles nearby

It’s colours breathtaking

A Bumble bee

Hovers in greeting

Relaxing drifting

I close my eyes and

The words fill my mind


I’ve found the lock

To the treasure of words

It’s the garden that fits the key




"Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth."

Dorothy Frances Gurney

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Maria, Nature and it's beauty never fails to amaze and inspire me!

      Many thanks for your comments, votes and support, it means a great deal to me, have a wonderful day, best wishes MM

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Movie Master,

      This may be a benefit of being so behind in my reading. This stream of universal comments shows how you have tugged at our hearts on the inspirational and creative powers of nature and her beauties.

      Amazing, just like you-- Voted UP & UABI, mar.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi shimmering dawn, thank you so much for your lovely comments, have a wonderful weekend, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Naomi, thank you for your lovely kind comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi tsmog, yep that's all we need - the elusive lock!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Susan, you are very kind, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Tracy, thank you so much for your wonderful comments, they mean a great deal to me. Take care and enjoy your weekend. MM

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      You have found it indeed. Beautiful words so full of life and color!!

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      Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

      Delicately said. Very beautiful. I felt as though I was there in your thought, in your world and I could picture it in my mind and experience it. Nice!

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Very nice indeed , , ,all one has to do is find the lock , , ,nice!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MM, Beautiful poem.

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Movie Master, your hubs always attract me with both title and content, you have a way with words! This is beautiful! I am not much of a poetry person but you caught me and kept me. Great job!! Voted up and awesome.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Peggy, sitting quietly in the garden watching nature is certainly the lock to my key!

      Thank you for your lovely comments and vote, take care and best wishes MM

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It is no wonder that the garden inspires beautiful thoughts such as you expressed in this poem. I find nature to be very inspirational. Enjoyed this and voted up.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mondkill, thank you for your lovely kind comments and your company this morning, I really appreciate you visiting my hubs.

      Enjoy your day, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello SanneL, your words are so true, it's surprising how inspiration is sometimes closer than we realised!

      Many thanks for your wonderful comments, best wishes MM

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      mondkill 5 years ago

      What a refreshing poem you written MM, lovely and inspirational.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Many times we search high and low for inspiration to make the pen in our hand put that fountain of thoughts into words. However just by opening our eyes, we may find that the lock to our inspiration is right beside us. Just like your beautiful garden!

      Loved this poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

      Best Wishes,

      Sannel

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello prasetio, a visit from you always brightens my day, thank you so much for your comments and votes and I hope you day is wonderful, best wishes my friend, MM

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful poem from you. Very inspiring and I love the pictures as well. It's so refreshing. Well done and rate up!

      Prasetio

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Derdriu, thank you so much for dropping by,your wonderful comments and votes, it's much appreciated, best wishes MM

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Movie Master: Thank you for the eloquent sentiments and the expressive photos. Your poem and the succeeding quote are deep truths!

      Voted up, and all categories also,

      Derdriu

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi b.Malin, many thanks for dropping by and your great comments, they mean a lot to me, take care MM

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      I Loved that last Paragraph Movie Master, it sums up this Poem "The Search for the Lock" so Beautifully. Great Flow to this one my Friend.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Shobis, thank you for reading my poems and I really appreciate your kind comments, they mean a great deal to me, best wishes MM

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      shobis 5 years ago from Pakistan

      This is your third poem that i have read till yet ,and really you crafts your themes in such a simple yet expressive style .

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Pamela, thank you I really appreciate your visit, comments and votes! have a wonderful weekend, best wishes MM.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I am behind in my reading and this poem is delightful. I pushed many buttons as this is rated way up.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Sue, I love your visits, it's always nice to see you.

      Beautiful flowers never fail to inspire me, that's where the lock is for me!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, votes and continued support. Best wishes MM

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Movie Master

      As I was reading this poem, I said the lock is in those beautiful flowers. :-)

      Voted up, up and away!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi epi, you say the most wonderful things...

      You are the sunshine today, bless you MM

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..well your hub subjects and the poetry found within is my garden of delights as you always manage to unlock the door to my heart and mind - and the search has ended because I found you.

      lake erie time ontario canada 7:00am

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Klacey, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and my pictures and thank you for your comments. Take care MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Christine, thank you for your visit, comments and vote, it's much appreciated. Best wishes MM

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      klaceyjsmith 6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      pretty poem and pictures

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      christinewouters 6 years ago

      voted up and beautiful

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello saddlerider, thank you for dropping by and your wonderful comments that mean so much to me.

      Take care and best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Flora, yes the beauty of a butterfly is truly wonderful and a garden inspirational.

      Many thanks for your comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Anginwu for your wonderful comments and vote, they mean a great deal to me, take care MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Cloverleaf, thank you love and congratulations on your Newsletter interview with Sunshine625.

      Love and hugs x

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Lindsy, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Homesteadbound, I have seen that inspiraton in your wonderful writing!

      Thank you for your comments and vote, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Kamalesh, I will look forward to your company.

      Best wishes my friend. MM

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Inspiration often falls in our laps, a butterfly, a bee, a garden, a rose. Seize the moment for the flight may end, let the moment seize you as it did here in your delightful garden. The pictures say a 1000 words, yet a few will suffice to paint us the picture you just did. Well done, I loved it.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      beautiful MovieMaster. I love gardens and butterflies.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Again, I'm awed by your lovely poem. Inspiration from nature--God's way of connecting with our emotions. Rated up.

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi MM, you have so many treasures in your garden, thank you for unlocking them and sharing them with us!

      Hugs,

      Cloverleaf.

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      lindsy lohan222 6 years ago from no where

      wohooooo awsome poems

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      Nature has a way of inspiring me also. Voted up!

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hi MM, it's a pleasure to visit your garden. You have such a vast garden with various kind of Beautiful flowers that I haven't been able to go around as yet but no doubt I will continue my visit.

      Take care my Friend.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi LABrashear, I love your visits, your smile brightens my day!

      Many thanks for your fabulous comments and votes, have a super day! Best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, love or nature usually works for me!!

      Many thanks for dropping by and your lovely comments, have a wonderful day and see you soon. MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi kawaljit, thank you for your visit and comments, it's much appreciated, take care and enjoy your day. MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Suziecat7, it's nice to meet you.

      Thank you for dropping by,and your great comments and vote, glad you enjoyed it, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Will, the challenge is in the wordsmithing, but as I am learning it is slowly getting a little easier.

      It's always good to see you Will and thank you for your comments, take care MM

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      LABrashear 6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Beautiful words, beautiful pictures, beautiful quote. My garden is one of my favorite places to be - I understand the inspiration. Wonderful - voted up! Thank you for sharing your world.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kamalesh my friend, you are quite a regular visitor to my garden, it's always good to see you!!

      Thank you so much for your comments and votes, take care and see you soon. MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Alicia, the beauty of nature is so inspirational, it fits my key for sure!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, enjoy your day, MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Sunshine, your lovely comments have made my day! enjoy yours, take care MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susie, unfortunately we don't see as many butterflies these days, this one was a beauty and was happy to pose for photos!!

      Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ahorseback, I am learning from the 'master' - that'll be you!

      Take care my friend, best wishes MM

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is very beautiful and a reminder that sometimes we are looking so hard for inspiration to write, we overlook the most simple things around us. Thank you...

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      Kawaljit kaur 6 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      A beautiful description of lock and key relationship. Interesting!

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Loved this poem. Thoughtful words - well done. Rated up and beautiful.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Which is more difficult...the wordsmithing or finding the inspiration?

      Great points.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Beautiful poem and so sweet. I love the photos too - the flowers look splendid. Yes, Garden is an ideal place for inspiration.

      Voted Up and Awesome.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem is filled with beautiful ideas, MM, and as always your photos are beautiful too! Gardens and nature are wonderful places for inspiration.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yet another masterpiece by MM! Thanks for spreading joy :)

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Sweet poem, Movie Master. I love butterflies and saw a beautiful one just this morning.

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Wow I wish I could write like that! Beautifully done!.......Happy autumn!!!....:-}

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello writer20, thank you for your precious comments, I so appreciate them, take care MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi september girl, I am always pleased to see you and thank you for visiting.

      The key has become so precious, wherever I go it comes with me!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi carco, your words conjure up a beautiful scene, watching nature at play and listening to water flowing is so relaxing and inspiring.

      Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, enjoy your day, best wishes MM

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Awesome and beautiful my English friend. Love the photos

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      september girl 6 years ago

      Awesome! : ) What ever you do MM, do not lose the key! Great poem and beautiful photos!! Sorry it takes me a bit to get to everyones hubs. I'm glad I made it this way today. Love that quote!

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      Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

      Nicely put, I love sitting in my backyard garden area with the sound of water flowing and the birds and squirrels living happily in nature. Gardens are so good for the soul...

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, well that sounds like the title of another hub I feel coming on...

      Many thanks as always for your visit and comments, it's much appreciated, take care. MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, I so agree with you, the beauty of God's creation will always be a source of inspiration.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, best wishes MM.

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You have painted such a beautiful picture here. Very nicely done.

      I am forever telling my youngest 'now that's a book title. "It Usually Happens in the Garden", from the comments section, 'now that's a book title'

      I'll be back to reread this I am sure.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Nature is my key also. When I can see the beauty of God's creation, that key opens much. Your words and photographs are just gorgeous Movie Master.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Angel, I love my garden, it's quiet, peaceful and colourful, plenty of inspiration growing here!

      Thank you for dropping by and your comments, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello bell du jour, Many thanks for dropping by my garden, glad you enjoyed the pictures and thank you for your comments and votes, take care and have a wonderful day. MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Carrie, glad you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for the compliments on my pictures, made my day!

      Take care and enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi A A Zavala, Thank you for joining me in the garden today, it was nice to have your company and many thanks for your comments, enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, Your visits always brighten my day, I hope all is well with you.

      Many thanks for your great comments and votes, take care and see you soon, MM

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      A.CreativeThinker 6 years ago

      Inspiration is everywhere and gardens are one of the best places to become inspired MM. This was very well written.

      Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

      Regards,

      Angel

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      bell du jour 6 years ago from Ireland

      A lovely poem and beautiful pictures :-) Voted up

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      carriethomson 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      beautifully written!! garden is the lap of mother nature where you feel the most loved and treasured!! yep i agree with dexter the pics are exceptionally good!

      carrie

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      The image of the bumble bee reminded me of the time I actually saw one do it. I was mesmerized by it. And the fragrance of the flowers in the garden, transporting me to a place of serenity. Loved this...

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi MM! Thanks for sharing another beautiful message! And of course, the photos of the flowers are extravagant! Voted up, up and away!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Happyboomernurse, I agree walking and nature especially is so relaxing, it just awakens your senses with pure inspiration of it's beauty.

      I was a little dubious about publishing this one, I thought perhaps it may have been a little too simple.

      So I really do appreciate your reassuring comments.

      Yes, I have a few ideas for the contest!

      Many thanks for your votes, best wishes MM

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      The beautiful flower/butterfly photo drew me into this lovely poem about writing and nature. My best inspiration inspiration seems to come during walks in nature. That's when I'm most relaxed and focusing on the world with all my senses.

      I so love the imagery you used in this poem- the search for the key, the garden that fits the key. Simple yet profound. Rated up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

      Hope you're planning on doing a flower/nature photo gallery entry and poetry entry in the Nov. contest.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Fennelseed, it's one of my favourite quotes, I never tire of reading it, I agree they are beautiful wise words.

      Thank you for your lovely kind comments, I appreciate them so much. Take care MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, I love your visits and thank you so much for your comments and votes, best wishes and have a fabulous day. MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi TLW, flowers always inspire me, I love photographing them, maybe I will think about producing a calender thank you for the idea.

      The butterfly has settled on a 'Busy Lizzie' and the fragrance of that rose was beautiful.

      Thank you for your visit, comments and support it is much appreciated. Take care and have a wonderful day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Sunnie, sometimes although I feel I want to write, my mind is a total blank - I am learning not to force the issue, the inspiration will come naturally and for me it usually happens in the garden!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, enjoy your day and take care. MM

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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      So lovely, Movie Master and I am so glad you found the key to bring us this uplifting and inspirational poem. I tend to agree with you and Sunnie, inspiration is often right before our eyes and the key is being open to it. Thank you so much for sharing your magical moment in your garden and also for Dorothy Frances Gurney's beautiful wise words. The garden does it for me!!!

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Beautoful MM. All we need do for inspiration is open our eyes and look around us. It is so simple and right under our noses. Beautiful photos

      It’s the garden that fits the key... awesome

      voted up

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      ABI and up MM. I love your interpertation. That is a beautiful flower. I see it is your own source. What kind is it? Great pics, looks like you could put them on a calender good MM.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Beautiful MM...I think you worded this so well..Our inspiration is sometimes right before our eyes in the simple things that we enjoy everyday. Maybe we look too hard..I know I do..Thank you for your sweet inspiration this morning,

      Love,

      Sunnie