Friday, September 26, 2014

Flowers beauty contest...










For OLN I am contributing my poem written for Thursday's Poetics as I was too late to post by the deadline.
Gay had us writing about quarrels today, but not the obvious kind. They are poems
derived from the diamond shaped window quarrels of old.  They are 'falling diamonds' that alternate different points of view.   If you are interested, hop over to dversepoets.com and take a peek at what others are writing.

                                       by klr

                                        
Dahlia's face
glows with passion 
mimicking architecture
of the sun; her golden heart
centered, beaming, surrounded by
a layered choir of many petals,
the colors of untold shades
of orange, each with
 it's own 
voice
Held up 
by a sturdy stem
with large blue-green
leaves, she feels blessed to
herald fall's beginning in shadows
and sunshine, making her mark;
flaunting her claim for end  
of summer fame, her
  glorious face, first
 choice
                                         by klr  
 Nearby
 in the garden,
 almost arriving late for the
 year, the quiet hydrangea then
 appears, not as a fierce contender but
  rather a fine compliment, with friendship
  in mind, as they make their debut
  Svelte in her blue and white,
hydrangea smiles and
both flowers
together
rejoice


                                     
                                        
                                                                
                                                                             

                                     

36 comments:

  1. Kathy, this is a beautifully shaped poem about the changing season ~ I so admire the flowers blooming in their own time & season ~ Each with their own color & vibrant faces ~ Lovely to see your paintings as well ~

    Please feel free to link this up with OpenLinkNight today (Saturday) ~ See you ~

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  2. smiles... cool on the rejoicing together - one in her quiet pale blue beauty, the other in her red and fiery passion...who says that flowers have no personality... ha... love it kathy... lovely sketches as well

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    1. I believe they do...thank you, Claudia.

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  3. So true that the hydrangea arrives late. Mine here are bright pink rather than blue, but I am sure no less beautiful. Your poem and your paintings work beautifully together, Kathy.

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    1. There are some beautiful pinks and cream and green and more I think. Thank you, Mary.

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  4. So true that quarrels are often JUST points of view..to see the differences and understand them..is the only way to peace..and love with never hate to spoil..the REST..:)

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    1. A wise statement; if only nations and religious factions would learn. Thank you.

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  5. Thanks for including this in OLN, like a surprise package, like buying a storage locker without knowing what's in it, this poem, these illustrations emerge as treasure. The "Falling Diamonds" prompt stymied many of the dVerse gang, but you thrived within the confines, like a dandelion bursting through concrete; nice job.

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    1. I am delighted with your comments, Glenn; they are very flattering and I thank you for acknowledging my writing with such stunning superlatives. You will spoil me. Thank you.

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  6. As a long time admirer of concrete poetry which made such an impression on me, when I was a much younger and less certain writer, I enjoyed this piece on so many levels - Thank you...

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  7. I love the season of the dahlia ... like a late remainder of what the sun once was... and what a beautiful set of paintings you have included.

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  8. So happy I get to read your fine Quarrel. How imaginative and how beautifully rendered both in words and your fine artwork that accompanies. Dahlias must sing quickly here in Texas..their season is quite short..hydrangeas (the mate) has quite a long season blooming spring into summer and carrying a cool blue dignity. This is lovely. Thank you - you did the form proud!

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    1. It came easily as long as I didn't tackle a particularly serious topic to debate ;_) Thank you, Gay.

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  9. Love the weaving of the flower's personalities, just beautiful!

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  10. smiles...i like your interaction between the flowers....the season will be changing soon enough and many of those flowers will go to sleep for a while...there is still that flash of beauty that comes right before though...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Brian; I know you have been extremely busy and hope job and grad school are falling into
      a manageable schedule now...writing and reading take time in addition to\ time you devote to other causes,, your students, and higher education. Take care of you.

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  11. so love the water colored flowers... lovely line to follow... beautiful work of art here

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  12. Oh, what a lovely poem - the shape, the words, the colours... and the contrast between the fiery and the modest flowers. I'm so glad you posted this!

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  13. Beautifully done Kathy, you have captured the essence of the flowers you describe so well.

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  14. I love the essence of this, beautiful.

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  15. So wonderfully done and both picture and poems compliment each other

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  16. How nice, Kathy! Both flowers rejoicing together as two humans do.Must invoke good synergy and wonderful relationship between them. Great lines!

    Hank

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  17. I love the feel of this. It is happy with changing beauty. Enjoyed it so much.

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  18. Love how you wrote of contrasts—the bright loud dahlia making first claim to fame, the hydrangea seeking harmony and friendship. Both words and artwork are beautiful!

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  19. " surrounded by a layered choir of many petals," and "Svelte in her blue and white," and together they bless our gardens. Just lovely.

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