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Wildflower Veins MAG

September 2, 2010
By nwarner27 BRONZE, Harrisonburg, Virginia
nwarner27 BRONZE, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I find in myself desires which nothing in this earth can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." -C.S. Lewis

I'm from the antique, cream-colored
rotary phone
Left to rust by a crumbling porch
In a backyard field of broken treasures

I'm from fistfuls of blackberries –
Sun-stained eyelashes, dandelion tiaras,
buttercup mood rings
Sprigs of wildflowers, discarded
Drying in the sun.

I'm from musty stacks of Nancy Drew
Stashed inside a yawning knothole
Among rotting walnuts, wayward spiders

I'm from dappled maple leaves, the sunlight
Ebbing through sugary veins
I'm from torrid dirt, itchy grass
Indented ground beneath the tire swing.

I'm from rainbow reflections in
distant windows
The rise and fall of murmured conversation
And wind chime songs, buoyed by
gentle breeze

I'm from mossy foot falls
And muddy creek beds
The glossy sheen of weeds, the tread of light
Across my crouching form
I'm from the forest floor.

I'm from discovery and adventure
The loose grip of summer's childhood – wild, swinging braids
Gangly legs and green grass stains
Slick frog skin, creepy crawdads:
Arrowheads and fossils and sturdy
golden pirate ships.

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on Nov. 1 2012 at 9:25 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

The flow is fantastic. A wonderful peice of artwork.

on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:31 pm
Myrtle25 BRONZE, New York, New York
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Amazing! I love your imagery.