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Tica Tallent


I planted pansies today -
They smiled as I rescued them -
And pushed them straight into the black earth.
Purple ones with inquiring faces,
Yellow ones with halos all around -
And my favorite - white - so regal and yet so humble
Nodding in agreement to the wind.
I planted pansies today.
I planted hope for sure.

© 2009 by Tica Tallent
Used with the author's permission



Tica Tallent lives in Anderson, South Carolina. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree from Clemson University, Tica taught elementary school for ten years before switching careers to become a model and personal shopper. The author of two books, she has written poetry throughout her life but began using it as a way to heal and encourage others after the death of her father in 2007.


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Just beautiful, Tica. You have captured the essence of flowers, of joy and of hope in one simple, lovely moment. Thank you.
Posted 11/23/2014 02:30 PM
Lovely. I am also a pansy fan. Seems like each one has its own personality
Posted 11/23/2014 10:52 AM

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