Monday, June 17, 2013

Flame On

A leaf-
Sickle shaped
Two curls apically
Unfurl to be
Feathered fans, pinnately
And in between
The green
Buds that burst
Into flame
Growing, glowing
Day by day
Creating a blazing crown
Temporary In rain or breeze
Flowers flee
Then layer the ground
A flaming tapestry


Offered for Mary's wonderful prompt about one of my favorite things--Flowers!  poetryjaam.blogspot.com  Right now is Poinciana or Flamboyant blooming season.  Its spectacular, a canopy of brilliant red, yellow and orange.  Also shared on the shelf of Poetry Pantry at Poets United poetryblogroll.blogspot.com. Have a blooming wonderful week :-)

13 comments:

  1. Feathered fans, pinnately...ha, my fav part...fun flow and word play in this...smiles...flowers flee...cover the ground in tapestry...lovely imagery

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    1. Hi Brian!! You rhymed :-) That was one of my fav lines too, a little of the science background peeking through...

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  2. Wow! That was an explosion of vivid imagery Sara - love it!

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    1. Hi Sam!! Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it:-)

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  3. I love that flaming tapestry ~ The colors are a beauty to behold ~

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    1. Hi Grace!! Thank you, pictures really don't do it justice.

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  4. Your words are a beautiful tapestry! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel!! You are so sweet:-) Thank you!

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  5. Just what I love to read - a poem about flowers!

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    1. Hi Barbara!! I loved your poem too:-)

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  6. wow...a blazing crown indeed...love how you capture both, the beauty but also the unbelievable energy of that plant...we don't have them over here..amazing...

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  7. Beautiful! And you've taught me two new words. Love that! :)

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    1. Hi De!! Wonderful to see you--you teach me new words all the time, happy to return the favor :-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!