The Penny Garden MAG

By Phoebe S., Asheville, NC

Buried flowers
hidden under box elder leaves
on pearlescent glass
near my castle stump
the shady place I played
when I was three.

Down in the moist earth
worms’ domain
Johnnie pop-ups, dandelions,
buttercups, wild violets,
purloined rose petals
from the neighbor’s garden
tender petals as ephemeral as my youth

For a penny you may see.

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i love this so much!

reblep GOLD said...
on May. 17 2011 at 8:29 pm
reblep GOLD, Chester, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
the sun through my window, warming my skin...

the whole poem is great but i especially love the last line. "for a penny you may see." i don't know why but that line just draws me to it. 

Thrush BRONZE said...
on Feb. 9 2010 at 12:56 pm
Thrush BRONZE, Tegaad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Live life to it's fullest extent, it's the only life you've got" "Enjoy yourself, be yourself, love yourself"

This is very pretty, I like how the last line- at least I think refers to how everything costs money. (if that's not it, then sorry, that's what i got from it)

on Dec. 5 2009 at 4:35 pm
SweetHeart_707 SILVER, Lakeville, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not called being conceited, it's called being optimistic"

Gorgeous word choice--I love it!


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