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Ode to a Gardenia

May 27, 2014
By GeorgeProensagh PLATINUM, Lisbon, Other
GeorgeProensagh PLATINUM, Lisbon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." - Oscar Wilde

While walking in a garden small,
Through its paths drown’d in light,
I saw it fluttering near the wall,
A gardenia dress’d in robes of white.

Her petals thick, her green leafs wild,
Her sweet scent piercing my blissful nose.
Her air so soft, at her I smil’d,
Content to see the victor o’er the rose.

How graceful was she, dancing with the wind,
Enraptured in a powering earthly joy!
And unlike me, that flower ne’er sin’d,
Nor was sin’d against by countenances coy.

Methinks thou ne’er knew,
That dreaded urge to die,
To run from all, e’en from you,
And cease all tears to cry.

To know thou art all mine;
Oh, from all sins I repent!
And so I am all thine,
And thus I am content.

The author's comments:
The main theme of a poem is the beauty of nature, represented by a gardenia, and its perfection as opposed to the perfection of love.

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on Nov. 19 2014 at 3:17 am
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Babe, this is too good. Like, really, too good lol its great! I abso-blumin-lutly love this peice!! You're writing is so beautiful, I really love the way you talk, George, its beautiful! (If that isn't one of the stranger ways of putting things, hahah) Keep writing, dear :))