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Plumeria Lei



Silky leaves with gentle dew
Quite delightful in their textures,
Other waters dripping, twirling,
Skipping lightly o’er the stones.

Standing in anticipation
Of the clouds through which we’ll walk,
Gentle breezes wrapped around us
Spreading misty droplets near.

Unfamiliar with the music
Of creatures avian of candied hue,
Climbing higher, testing gently,
Expansive spaces, teetering cliffs!

Blossoms float on gentle breezes
Indistinguishable in their color,
Here the fog never lifts
Leaving normal senses blighted!

Visions thwarted, perceptions dimmed
As the zippered case is opened,
A familiar scent suddenly rises,
Reminiscent of my candles!

You gently, lovingly lift above me
A floral, never-ending ring,
Genuflect for me to place
This king of petaldom upon your neck.

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Lena Smith Carter is an internationally traveled concert artist who has sung the poetry of the world in seven languages across America and around the world. She is a graduate of Central State University (OH) with a B. S. in Music Education, a graduate of Miami University (OH) with an M.Mus. in Performance and Repertory, and has studied for her doctorate at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France and The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Her international travels have taken her from Paris to New York as well as Porto Alegre, RS; Fortaleza, CE; Recife, PE; Joao Pessoa, PB: Natal, RN; Sergipe, AR; and Brasilia, DF, where she appeared at Casa Thomas Jefferson /The American Embassy. Her experiences in the northeast allowed her to use many Brazilian folk songs as both the land and the language are very close to the hearts of northeasterners. In the south of Brazil, where there are many foreign-born citizens who speak other languages natively, she used more German, Latin, Italian, French, and Spanish, as well as Portuguese and English.In addition to her concert career and international travels, she is a teacher, parent, grandparent, publisher, editor, patent holder, philosopher and published poet and author. She has traveled to more than 15 different countries and has had more than thirty-five years experience in the creative arts and education. Her poetry is bold, original, colorful, and imaginative.Her written and published works include The Weight Management Diary, Axioms for Life/Work, Axioms for Life I, Axioms for Life II, Axioms for Life III, Poetic Universalisms I (hardback/paperback), Poetic Universalisms II, (hardback/paperback), 50 Reasons Why You Have/Have Not Arrived, Foreign Language Tips for Travelers (eBook), School Security Rewind (eBook), Writing Poetry: How to make yourself a Pro (eBook) and Jumpstarting Your Choir, Volume I. more…

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