Friday, August 2, 2013

The Flower

Written for Verse First

This week's assignment: Read The Red Wheelbarrow, then write an eight line poem of your own whose simplicity is equally complex.




She held it delicately
the pretty pink flower

trying not to lose
tiny dewdrops

clinging to open petals
little transparent beads

touched by fingers
felt soft and wet

~x~


Also linking to:  Poetry Pantry #161   dVerse Open Link Night #108


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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful. To focus on something as 'small' as a flower gives a persona feeling of AWE for the beauty it contains!! Nice, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I couldn't think of a single thing to write about - had to look at my photo archives and then this flower burst forth and an aha in my mind!

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    1. Hi Me. Flowers are delicate - I tried to bring that through.

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  3. Lovely Suzie. I'm still amazed by the beauty in flowers.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Me too Lisa. Flowers make me happy.

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  4. Pretty flower! no wonder that the rose inspires people to write poetry! Thanks for your comment
    Yesterday I saw a documentary about oceanlimers and cruise ships. The S.S. Rotterdam was also mentioned and shown.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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    1. Thanks Wil. Yes flowers bring out our soft side. Hopefully someday I'll do that Mediterranean cruise.

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  5. ...excellent Suzy.... very beautiful how you capture that li'l scene of catching dew drops... your poem is a treat today for its soothing & calming feel it brings to us... loved this... thank you... smiles...

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    1. Thanks Kelvin. Glad it was calming and that you liked it.

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  6. Ah, you build up the sensual experience very much in the way Williams did.

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  7. You created a lovely imagery...really sweet poem!:)

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    1. Thanks Tarang. Glad you liked it.

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  8. smiles...of course, they are the jewels that adorn, but also give life to the flower as well...smiles.lovely little short

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    1. Hi Brian, I love the way you describe them has jewels. Lovely.

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  9. nice response to the prompt. :)

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  10. Loved this poem. The image of tiny dewdrops on the rose, nurturing it and later dried off in the sun... lovely. Your natural take on the prompt was very good! Amy

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  11. I have a similar picture of rain drops dusting what could very well be the same flower. somehow, those tiny beads make the flower seem even more delicate. lovely little write.

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    1. Thanks RMP - so true the tiny drops make it look delicate.

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