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Author Name: FreeBlueyd553 12 Comments
Date Added: January 16, 2011 17:01:41 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Winter Garden

~Winter Garden~

In the crisp night air, brilliant stars glitter  the sky

Leaving behind the weights of his heart and mind

He escapes into the dark corner of his garden 

Ice crystals form with every breath he exhales

Alone with his thoughts, dreams and mystic visions 

He watches Venus bright, as her beacon draws him 

Like a lonely ship on a lonely sea

The universe full of stars, only her beauty stands out

In the garden, on the swing, he tips his hat to her

Butterflies have flown south

The roses hibernate 

The tulips still sleep

Ever present,  a stone angel stands guard

Ever expectant of Spring’s return

His goddess of love always present in his heart

With eyes wide shut, his poetry reclaimed,  his passion recaptured

The fragrant notes of lotus flower, sandalwood and rose fill his head

white musk and blond wood float lightly upon his senses

His thoughts of her so deep bring a release

He bows to power of her essence 

Winter's solstice now forgotten

Only her warm rays reside within his soul

Spring has arrived in his winter garden

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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 24, 2014 01:09:12 PM Report
Extremely well-described feelings of love and the cold night air...Just lovely, Cindy...len
Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on August 19, 2014 06:16:59 AM Report
Really enjoyed this one.. Captured the essence of transition from "winter" to the more promising "spring", and Venus, always good metaphors for love and love rekindled.. :0)

Comment By: FreeAndrew on February 4, 2011 05:49:46 AM Report
No one captures the spirit like you - how often do we take refuge in that garden, draw by Venus, inspired by the hope of things to come.  Your work warms the tired soul.  Magnificent work - as always.  But over the years, how can I expect anything less?
Comment By: FreeTristan on January 23, 2011 04:12:00 PM Report

... and spring will bring the warmth

that will again bring his garden alive

with all the colors and fragrances

that remind him of his goddess of love.

His garden will again have offered him the escape

from the weights that encumbered his heart and mind,

and again she will have shown the light

that has reached across his darkness...


And the world will bow to the power of her essence.



Your pen is so mighty as to hold the thoughts of universal love in your words...

the imagery of your descriptions could write a novel of a life that never ends.   Nice work.   Tristan

Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on January 22, 2011 04:03:57 PM Report
I can really visualize the stone angel standing guard.  It's the little details in your poetry that make it stand out. 

Comment By: FreeAlfred Berggren on January 22, 2011 02:11:01 PM Report
The thought of a loved one can bring happiness to the heart. Beautiful word magic here.

Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on January 19, 2011 10:24:24 AM Report
Loved every word but then I knew that before I started reading such is your talent and imagination and always a point to where I know I can brighten my day~Graham.

Comment By: ModeratorHenry M. on January 17, 2011 05:53:57 PM Report
Cindy, you don't post too often, but when you do it is a real and rare piece of true poetic beauty! This is just wonderful.  Hugs,  Henry
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on January 17, 2011 01:03:25 PM Report

Very beautiful poem...fine work Cindy! Enjoyed~

~Barbara D.~

Comment By: FreeDirk Kruger on January 17, 2011 10:51:24 AM Report
there's all kinds of living things in a garden, if you look carefully. Nice Poem, although in South Africa we not well known for our winter gardens though. maybe that's the time everything goes in hiding.We all have a winter garden at some point

Comment By: Freejamieson steele on January 16, 2011 09:26:49 PM Report


   Venus is the brightest star in the heavens.

But to keep his eyes wide shut to smell the

fragances, I think he's missing a lot.

Nice take on the "power of essence".

All the best,


Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on January 16, 2011 06:46:57 PM Report
Cindy I love the sight of Venus too especially now when she is so bright - except Venus is a morning star at the momernt!  Beautiful - I hope you are right and that Spring is on her way.



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