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Kvetina Matka MAG

July 6, 2011
By Uglification GOLD, Catonsville, Maryland
Uglification GOLD, Catonsville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I want to learn to drive a stick shift, and go so far away that I stop being afraid of not wanting to come back or not being able to find my way back.

She taught me to speak to gardens,
showed me the faces of sunflowers,
pinched the bases of snapdragons,
released their clenched creativity,
poetry flowing through the cobblestone.

She taught me to speak to gardens,
picked daisies by the base of their
stems, crafted them into tiaras,
to make herself the queen of ivy,
the princess of the hollyhocks climbing
up her unpainted picket fence.

She taught me to speak to gardens,
so I might decode the dogwood
I saw wilting in her eyes …

She taught me to speak to gardens,
but the sunflowers, the snapdragons,
the cobblestone, the daisies, the ivy,
the hollyhocks, and the picket fence …
the garden only spoke with her.

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on Feb. 8 2015 at 5:06 pm
Theraforever PLATINUM, Dubuque, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
And still I rise.

This gave me chills. Wow, I love the concept and whatever inspired your keep doing that cause this is beautiful. Please keep writing and your use of parallelism was phenomenal. I am in love with this piece. Thank you for sharing it.