Adeline Foster

Gold Star - 9,222 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

Bloom Of Youth - Poem by Adeline Foster

The Bloom Of Youth

Your day will come little girl, little girl,
Be patient today and tomorrow.
Sip gently the nectar of awakening love,
Deep drafts are harbingers of sorrow.*
Guard wisely the blush of your opening bud-
One blossom is all you're allotted.
The body betrays and the heart is deceived
In throes of first passion besotted.
For many a dewdrop of love comes your way
To pluck at impatient heart strings,
But dew drops evaporate in the sun's ray,
Sip gently awaiting well-springs.
That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
Like a breeze passing over the skin,
Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
To lead you astray from within.
Pluck not the bud and hand careless away-
No bud that is plucked ever blossoms
'Til down the footpaths of your slated day
True love will at last come a-walking.

*harbinger: a precedent; to go before

Topic(s) of this poem: first love, poem


Comments about Bloom Of Youth by Adeline Foster

  • Britte Ninad (11/19/2019 12:33:00 AM)

    That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
    Like a breeze passing over the skin,
    Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
    To lead you astray from within.

    beautifully crafted
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/24/2019 5:54:00 AM)

    Sip gently awaiting well-springs.
    That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
    Like a breeze passing over the skin,
    Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
    To lead you astray from within............./// beautiful poetic expression; penned beautifully
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/2/2019 10:30:00 PM)

    A beautiful day will definitely come for a little girl. A flower blooms with beauty. Little girl will bloom with nice personality. True love will at last come a-walking and guard her life with greatness. This is an excellent poem beautifully penned...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (7/2/2017 11:09:00 PM)

    Fine craftsmanship and vivid images make this a standout poem for me. (Report)Reply

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  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (8/19/2016 7:23:00 PM)

    A lovely verse with such profound truth! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/16/2016 3:04:00 AM)

    A very wise poem with a hauntingly lyrical rhythm. Highest craftsmanship. I bet you're a great Instructor in the Art,
    judging by the quality of your own verse.
    Tom
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  • Mary Douglas (7/23/2016 5:46:00 PM)

    the pearl of truth. and love. (Report)Reply

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  • Ozark Mountain Homegrown (3/11/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful! I wish I would have heard this as a young girl...all mothers and fathers should share this with their children! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/8/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    First love with joy! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Sarah Persson (3/3/2016 10:53:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem about falling in love. You capture it perfectly. Stunning write. You've truly talented. (Report)Reply

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  • Amri Ramsey (1/13/2016 3:39:00 PM)

    Great poem! Very well written. (Report)Reply

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (12/27/2015 5:53:00 PM)

    WOW! This is my favorite among your poems that I have read this far. This is extremely well-done...and of course, I can relate as as grown woman. Thanks for sharing and for writing this. I see a theme in your writing.... (Report)Reply

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  • Shahin Latif (12/1/2015 12:57:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. Well done. Heartiest thanks to you. Be well always. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/16/2015 12:41:00 PM)

    This poem is so beautiful, it is something in my opinion that every girl growing up should hear. excellent write. Bravo
    Have a blessed day
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  • Sekharan Pookkat (7/20/2015 6:04:00 PM)

    A poem with beautiful lines of youth- I like it especially last stanza (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (7/3/2015 8:10:00 PM)

    a poem with passion and with beautiful lines throughout the whole piece (Report)Reply

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  • Bree Rose (11/22/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    It's beautiful. I loved it. Writing should always give you feeling. This does. Great job. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/18/2013 6:55:00 PM)

    I love this poem, If I did have my daughter right now I would have read this to her every night as bed time story. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/19/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    The young rush the growth of wings and song...and you've given great advice...my granddaugther will appreciate a good talk...from a wise woman...Ms.Foster thank for the ups.. (Report)Reply

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  • Astrid Eckstein (8/18/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    I love the smooth flow of Adeline Foster's poetry. They are so well constructed but do not seem to be overthought- they just make sense from beginning to end. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015


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