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The Garden Wall

Rating: 2.7

Bricks of the wall,
so much older than the house -
taken I think from a farm pulled down
when the street was built -
narrow bricks of another century.

Modestly, though laid with panels and parapets,
a wall behind the flowers -
roses and hollyhocks, the silver
pods of lupine, sweet-tasting

phlox, gray
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Michael Morgan 01 August 2016

roses and hollyhocks, the silver pods of lupine, sweet-tasting phlox, grey lavender...this is nicely palpable and pleasingly at odds with expectation. Lovely piece.

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Savita Tyagi 01 August 2016

This poem tempts me to write a poem on my fence. I can relate to these thoughts in so many ways. Really a pleasant read.

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Susan Williams 01 August 2016

very prettily written and the closure is perfectly done- -archetype of the world always a step beyond the world, that can't be looked for, only as the eye wanders, found. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - taking the poem out of the state of ere prettiness into a more thought-provoking realm

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 August 2016

I discovered the colours! ! Nice piece of work.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 01 August 2016

A beautifully conceived meaningful and thought provoking poem portraying the wear and tear caused by the nature on the bricks of the compound wall of a garden. It may have some spiritual shade too. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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