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January 2008

Marilyn Terwilleger


Marilyn lives in the Rocky Mountains with her dog Martini.  She has three children and seven grandchildren. She likes to travel, play the piano, garden, and of course loves to write.  She has been published in three anthologies, and has won several poetry contests. 

A Flower and Music Festival

My backyard blooms and simple gardens grow,
enhanced bouquets that fill a summer's dream
and purple lilac buds replete the show
with color whorls like silky ribbon gleams.

A wreath of laurel decks the cobblestones
and verdant trees are bent inside the breeze,
their breathless music speaks in mellow-tones
while blue bells sway like tips of crested seas.

The lofty serenade of nightingales
beneath unsullied azure sky reside,
their fluid notes in heaven's choir prevails
like vestals stand the tulips swell with pride.

My flower petals bask in morning's glow
and brace for winter's song of ice and snow.

August: 2007