Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lilac tree, very pretty...

Sit awhile in my lofty arms,
morning sun warms my velveteen chair 
Tiny faces debuting yawn -
From violet to thistle to eggplant to plum,
lacy blossoms flounce ruffled skirts,
hang from my branches nicely turned
Hummingbirds dash by your cheek blush rose,
seek out my romantic fragrance to drown in
Bees kick up pollen powder for 
your shiny pug nose 
Seasonal rains nourish me; 
stout leaves serve as suitable aircraft, 
exchanging seeds with other corner gardens
Swallows return to see petals 
falling to the ground below, 
providing soft landing for angels arriving on whispers
So place my blooms in a vase...
or in your auburn hair with a bow  

Fellow writer Samuel Peralta told us about ancient poetic riddles today....we are writing our own either 
in the old or the newer way! for dversepoets.com  I wrote about being a lilac tree...














28 comments:

  1. That's a lovely painting of the lilac tree ~ I wish I have one ~

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  2. i rather like the way your garden grows..the lacy blossoms skirts...the hummingbirds...i love them...we have them just off the porch almost every day....lovely little sit you gave us...smiles.

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  3. oh nice...i love placing the blooms in her auburn hair... such a serene painting of a scene...

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  4. Lilacs are beautiful! Very appropriately dealt with here Katy!

    Hank

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  5. Lilacs are beautiful! Very appropriately dealt with here Katy!

    Hank

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  6. AAHHHHHHH, so soothing that I have fallen totally into Zen. Lovely thoughts.

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  7. So sweet and colorful... and lilacs are so far away here in our autumn...

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  8. ahhh the fragrance is so sweet...

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  9. "Tiny faces debuting yawn"--wonderful description of lilac blossoms. Lovely interlude.

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  10. Lilac is a favorite of mine...I like the way this unfolds, the life cycle, until the end then where they a placed in a vase. Nice! ~peace, Jason

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  11. beautiful! could imagine the creation!

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  12. Your words are as beautiful as lilac.
    Anna :o]

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  13. That's a beautiful garden. I couldn't figure out what kind of plant it was, but it didn't make any difference. It was lovely. Thank you.

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  14. Ha. Very nice. I especially like the lace moving to flounces and ruffled skirts. That is so much like a lilac tree/bush. They are among my favorite flowers and their colors move up the spectrum just as you say. You may want to title it Lilacs or something similar - just to direct your reader. Especially since it really is such a very apt description. k.

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  15. I did think of the lilac and almost sneezed. No matter what the answer was, the reading was a delight. Nicely penned.

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  16. In one swoop I want to thank all who commented...still a busy time here for me in the throws of moving...
    Thanks Karen,,, good idea to change the title....reminiscent of the 'lemon tree, very pretty' ;)

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  17. "or in your auburn hair with a bow"... so lovely. And you graced us with the answer - thank you! My brain is on overdrive with everyone's riddles :)

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  18. Lilacs have a sweet aroma I just love when they are in bloom around here.

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  19. I'd like to see the stout leaves serving as suitable aircraft :)

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  20. Such lovely thoughts about the Lilac.

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  21. So many wonderful brush-strokes that come together in this lilac canvas, your riddle-as-poem!

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  22. Very pretty, one of my favorite trees of all time!

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