Tuesday, December 31, 2002

The Seed-Shop Comments

Rating: 3.8
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled, scentless, dry -
Meadows and gardens running through my hand.

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COMMENTS
Bjpafa Meragente 12 March 2020
Complex, informed, overwhelming.
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Sylvaonyema Uba 18 March 2017
...a quiet and dusty room Well communicated and expressed Sylva
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Norma Southwood 04 March 2017
this is a wonderful poem, and I have written here twice now, that there is a verse missing....Grrrrrr!
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Norma Southwood 04 March 2017
The second verse is missing from this version, as I said here so long ago. I wish that you would fix it! The missing stanza reads as follows; Death, that shall quicken at the call of Spring, sleepers to stir beneath June's magic kiss, though birds pass over, unremembering, and no bee seeks here roses that were his.
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Norma Southwood 04 March 2017
You have missed out a verse.. Death, that shall quicken at the call of Spring, a cedar in this narrow cell is thrust. That shall drink deeply of a century's streams, these lilies shall make summer on my dust.
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Margaret O Driscoll 12 September 2016
Wonderful work, glad I discovered this!
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John Richter 16 March 2015
My my... I have only recently discovered Muriel. My only regret is that I did not find her sooner. What a lovely and simple little poem about seeds.... Muriel's mind must have been absolutely wonderful...
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Besa Dede 13 September 2012
Such a lovely poem, singing beautifully with imagery!
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Carlos Echeverria 13 September 2012
Mr. Straw, resorting to insults only serves to embarrass you more than your ill-conceived concept of poetry. You're on the verge of becoming a philistine, unless...
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Carlos Echeverria 13 September 2012
Mr. Straw, resorting to insults only serves to embarrass you even more than your ill-conceived concept of poetry.
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Kevin Straw 13 September 2012
ASHES DO NOT COME ALIVE!
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Kevin Straw 13 September 2012
What an idiot you are Echeverria. ASHES DO NOT LIVE!
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Carlos Echeverria 13 September 2012
Forlorn = forsaken...FORLORN AS ASHES rings true...SHRIVELLED, SENSELESS, DRY-really drives the point home.
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Kevin Straw 13 September 2012
This is rather beautiful But Forlorn as ashes is wrong - ashes do not come alive! And simple house of death is wrong - a seed is a house of life!
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Chitalu Taizya Simbeya 13 September 2012
Beutiful peom cant stop reading....post more Muriel Stuart Thoughts Of The Moment I thirst for you in good times and bad Give you all the kisses my lover hungers And yet you feels nothing Every touch, accompanied by a kiss I know you know i want you But its still a bliss Full of Temptations When i have sucked all the juices out of you You careless if i pick on someone else i guess this love is one sided And a bunch of empty silent promises If money is the root of all evil Then you are the sterm And when we lean on you You break us down Though I have an option You have enslaved me One day I will leave But the Day is indefinite Chitalu Taizya simbeya
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Stevie Taite 13 September 2012
I think the life/ death conflict is quite deliberate and there is more to this part of that Stanza than the words day. A wonderful seed of a poem that flowered into a great poem!
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Ian Fraser 16 September 2011
It's a great idea, ideal for poetry but I don't think Ms Smart made the best of it. She didn't seem to be able to decide between two conflicting ideas 1. the seed as the progenitor of all life 2. the seed trapped in its deady prison within the store condemned to futility.
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Julian Edwards 13 September 2011
wow beautiful word selection nice delivere...
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Arpita Choudhury 13 September 2011
beautiful poem, far ahead of its times!
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Ramesh T A 13 September 2010
A store room with old stock of grocery items said in literary style is interesting to read!
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