Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Garden to Extinguished 
One person searches for his love 
One person finds his love 


The Garden (English sonnet) 

He searches through the garden of his mind
To find that flower which defines his dreams
She’s always so much closer than she seems
What lonesome wonder makes a man so blind
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He searches there along the empty streams
Where memories are lost and left behind
And future hopes are not so well refined
While somewhere someone’s there to mend his seams
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She watches from the silence of her heart
Which yearns again to cry out from the dark
But fears unknown response if he might hear
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As long as there are dreams they’re not apart
Within some gardens lovers leave their mark
Which brings some special meaning to a tear 


A garden which holds one of love's mysteries is explored by this English sonnet. As most sonnets of this type, this one is divided into two parts. The first part finds a person searching for his love. Notice, his love is so strong that he endures harsh challenges. In the second half we have a maiden. It is unclear where or when she is. (Let our imagination go.) The second half also contains a wonder of love.

All of us, the people Arlene and I went to school with, were getting married. There were a few who thought marriage, at least right now, was not for them. Brian was not one of these. He wanted to get married. The problem was: he didn't have a girl in his life. Arlene suggested that he concentrate on the things he enjoyed and he will bump into someone who shared his interests. Brian believed and trusted her. Enter the picture, Anna. Did I say that there were no girls in Brian's life? To Brian, Anna was more. They were good friends since who knows when. Strangely, she was going through the same thing as Brian. They met other people. People who were not quite right. After each let down Brian and Anna would share the short falls with each other.  Anna got seriously ill and was hospitalized. Brian was her best visitor. He would stay with her as long as he could. He would bring her things to raise her spirits. Arlene was there when Anna was released. From the bed to the wheelchair, Anna slipped. Brian caught her. Something happened, even Arlene could see it. Love!They eventually got married and are still together.

An amazing thing, our brain. Do we have any idea how complicated it is to eat with a spoon? Of course not. It is something we learned long ago. The mechanics of it stored in our brain. We can use a spoon without thinking about it. We can even use a spoon while doing other things. This is natural and pretty amazing. But how many other things have become spoons? The brain, just doing its job, stores away so many things. Some for the good, but there are some things... Ever notice the glories of the moon on a star clad night with the scent of our love in the air? These are things our brain would simply process and store. We must actively get our brain to take in differently. We must actively open our brain to take in and become a part of the world around us. As we exercise our great gift the better it gets. And we should exercise it to experience the wonders all around to the fullest.There in that amazing gem shines the light to Enjoy.


Let's take another stroll in the garden:  Gary Stadler with Stephannie "Garden Of Dreams" 

What does this fire in my heart mean 

If you’ve ever felt a warm glow inside when in love a study has shown that emotional states are associated with specific sensations regardless of a person’s culture. The research visually shows that heartbroken people really do feel an ache in their chest, weak with sadness or feel happiness spreading over their entire body. Being in love makes a person feel a warm glow everywhere.
To help illustrate what's going on a video by Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann may help. "CGI Animated Short Film "Extinguished Short Film" by Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann" 


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Life is eternal, and love is immortal, 
and death is only a horizon; 
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Rossiter W. Raymond



46 comments:

  1. Lovely! I enjoyed your story as well about Brian and Anna. Beautiful!

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  2. Lovely poetry and cute love story i enjoyed the way they fall in love and are still together .Love is eternal and beauty of this universe

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    1. Thank you for sharing your joy and sweet compliment.
      May your days be blessed.

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  3. We should surely exercise it as much as we can indeed. The more we do, the more things become second nature.

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    1. Great reminder.
      Thank you for the exercise you provide.

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  4. funny how people search for something thats been right in front of their face the whole time. Anna and Brain's story sounds like something right out of a Hallmark movie. Too sweet.
    Lisa

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    1. Isn't this the truth? The story happens so often it would make a good movie.
      Thank you for all your good cheer.

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  5. Hello, pretty poem and story. I am glad Brian and Anna had a happy ending. Sometimes what we are looking for is right in front of us. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you It makes me feel good knowing you enjoyed.
      I will enjoy my day knowing you enjoyed yours.

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  6. Beautifully written sonnet, with each part a bridge to the other. And that is an amazing story indeed. Greetings!

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    1. What an uplifting compliment. Thank you

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  7. Wondrous sonnet, love is theirs.
    __ Horizons, limit our sights of death; horizon brought to my shallow mind, Ayn Rand's "Anthem." _m

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this Rand quote and your warm support.

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  8. Sometimes a new perspective is all we need...

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    1. That is always useful as well as refreshing.
      Thank you for bringing this out.

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  9. What a poignant and lovely poem and sweet story of your friends.

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    1. I guess we got a piece of both worlds.
      Thank you for everything.

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  10. I love the poem and, even more, the story of Brian and Anna! Yay! I love happy endings.......or beginnings.....

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    1. So grateful to know I made you happy. Thank you

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  11. Sometimes you find love in unexpected places. Your poems are thoughtful lessons about life. You are in some ways a poetic teacher.

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    1. So gracious of you yo say. Thank you.
      Knowing love is a wonder is wonder.

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  12. Brian and Anna..a classic love story!

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    1. ...and one that keeps playing out.
      Thank you for dropping in

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  13. Loved the poem...it's so beautifully written...!

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  14. How very romantic – poem and back story, both.

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    1. From the heat of a romantic. Thank you.
      I appreciate your kind words.

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  15. What a touching beautiful poem. Love the story as well. They were meant to be together, Sometimes it takes time to find out :)
    The brain is indeed amazing and fascinating. It just unbelievable what all can go wrong and it is interesting to learn when things go wrong as than you realise how complicated it is

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    1. Sometimes the stories of life make us wonder.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the great compliment.

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  16. How many other things are spoons indeed. Love the sonnet and the discourse that followed.

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    1. Paul, so nice to see you here.
      Thank you for your comments

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  17. "...as there are dreams" so many things can be! How I love those words. Perhaps, because I believe them all the way to my bones.

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    1. I have seen so many doing so much more. It is powered by believing in one's self.
      Thank you and Dream on...

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  18. This was pure magic Martin. sorry I'm late in reading.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for this marvelous compliment
      No need to apologize.

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  19. What a lovely poem and back story. Brian and Anna - time for love and a love for all time.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and the visits.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  21. I enjoyed the rhyme form and narrative of your poem. In its entirety a fine piece of writing.

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  22. I love the poem and I enjoyed the story.. keep writing my friend:))

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate all of your kind support.

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