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#165740 November 25th, 2006 at 01:27 AM
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Hope this isn't too long to post here.

My Garden of Actors


As I slumberously repose in my Garden
upon a sunny day,
My thoughts may wander far afield and
I Dream along the way.

I conjure up all sorts of Fancies;
any scene will do.
I set my flowers to play-acting;
a lot, or just a few.

I may happen upon a Jungle scene,
my Tiger lily's there;
My Zebra plant; the large Elephant Ears;
I wish I had a Bear!

Then I come upon a Golden Palace
with Guards all stern of face;
tall sentinels of purple Asters guarding
Queen Anne, in lace.

Also they guard her Ladies-in-Waiting,
what a silly sight!
Gossipy groups and clusters of Alyssum
dressed in pink and white.

The Dancers pirouetting before her Majesty
are skirted Hollyhocks,
with creamy Lady Slippers laced about their feet,
dancing among the rocks.


My thoughts stray farther away from my Garden,
touching upon the Heart;
Lovers, and Cupids, tiny pink Tea roses
who vow ne'er to part.

My Bridal Veil takes center stage at a gala wedding;
Baby's Breath is there
in the brides bouquet of Lilly-of-the- Valley;
dainty, trembly little Bells.

Everyone attends this glorious event!
Sunny-faced Daisies,
and fat and rounded matronly roses
with red, blushing faces.

But then I fly to a most jocular scene
and the Wee Ones appear!
A tiny gossamer Fairy dancing upon the Buttercups;
('tis only a Butterfly I fear);

Laughing little Elves, capering and winking
beneath the Toadstools
growing in clusters under the tall Bells-of-Ireland.
Oh! Such silly fools!

My mood grows serious as the scene quickly changes;
there's a Jack-in-the-Pulpit
leading his joyful Easter sunrise service;
a children's choir of Violets;

Serene Easter Lilies in their white choir robes
with Golden-Throated voices.
Even the Insects join in, humming and singing,
all in tune and boisterous.

The Evening now approaches with it"s quiet and peace
and my Garden lies at rest.
My Actors are tired, but they are all musing –
"Just which Scene was best?"

#165741 November 25th, 2006 at 12:43 PM
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#165742 November 25th, 2006 at 06:31 PM
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What are those strange characters at the end of some words? Do you, anyone, see them or are they just showing up on my PC? I've seen them in other peoples postings also, and wondered.
Oh, I see it's everywhere I used an apostrophe, but I still don't know why.

#165743 November 25th, 2006 at 06:37 PM
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This is redicules!!! After I posted the above I looked at them again and now they're gone!! sca sca

#165744 November 27th, 2006 at 05:05 AM
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They are back. laugh laugh laugh

#165745 November 27th, 2006 at 07:09 AM
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glenda!! sca

#165746 November 27th, 2006 at 07:12 AM
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glenda, you really did bring them back!!
After I posted they were gone again!
I've been in this forum too long(well, the GR anyway!) Duh eek nutz nutz

#165747 November 28th, 2006 at 12:06 AM
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Nice Shirley! thumbup

#165748 November 28th, 2006 at 04:19 AM
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Wonderful! thumbup

#165749 November 28th, 2006 at 04:44 AM
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Thank you everyone! I appreciate you very much wavey

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good work shirley4, thumbup

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very nice shirley. and i fixed your funky characters. they were there because you originally typed this in a word processor (word, word perfect, works, etc) and the characters are codes that transered. the codes are hidden in the word processor, but visible here because they aren't valid here.

#165752 February 5th, 2007 at 12:40 PM
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Oh thank you Jiffy for fixing the characters, and for explaining to me why!!!! I've seen them on other peoples stuff various places on the forum. Now I know why.

#165753 February 5th, 2007 at 03:05 PM
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Good job!!

#165754 February 10th, 2007 at 05:33 PM
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Shirley,
I really like your poem, too. thumbup Great imagery

#165755 February 10th, 2007 at 10:24 PM
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Thank you everyone!!!!


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