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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Garden (09/07/06)

TITLE: A Perfect Garden
By Betty Castleberry
09/08/06


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The garden lush and shady
Where peace abides each day
Is refuge for a weary heart
Escaping from the fray

Blossoms soft and subtle
Sprinkled over arbor gate
Beckon all into the garden
Where worries shall abate

Dew sparked leaves of emerald
Resting under skies of blue
Proffer lacy verdant canopies
Where souls begin anew

Ripe fruit so sweet and heavy
Drawing down the curling vine
Waits upon the harvest
Made perfect for the wine

Bridge wanders over tiny pond
Where butterflies take flight
And lilies float on silver pool
As dragonflies alight

Fading into blue-gray mist
Winds a path of earth and stone
Song birds nestled in the bush
Sing songs in perfect tone

Deep within the garden
Lies a place of precious rest
Placed beneath the bower
For the soulís relentless quest

The Father has perfected
This retreat for those who heed
An inner sanctuary
To answer every human need

His loving hands created
Beauty for the sight of man
For in a sinless garden
Is where all life began


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Martha Seeley09/15/06
Thank you for the clear images and comforting verses. The lines flowed and rhymed well. Martha
Amy Michelle Wiley 09/16/06
Lovely poetry! Very gentle and peaceful.
Donna Emery09/17/06
Lovely! It captures the beauty and serenity of a garden. Well done!
Patricia Pendergrass09/17/06
I love this poem. It is so comforting . Thanks!
Brenda Craig09/19/06
Ahh...So beautiful with such great flow. You touched my heart and made me long to sit under the canopy of His love. Beautiful!!!
Val Clark09/19/06
Very peacesful images, I'd like to be there right now! Consistent rhythm works. Well done. yeggy
Joanne Sher 09/20/06
These verses are as lovely as the garden they are describing. I enjoyed this "visit" very much!
Cheryl Harrison 09/20/06
Beautiful poem. I especially liked the last stanza. Good job!