Monday, January 9, 2012

Wallpaper




the day looks inviting, 
spring bright and blooming
like pink magnolias and maple tree
by blue river way


unblemished by the winter cold,
gnawing the branches until the
leaves close their eyes, and 
flutter ash white to the ground 


untouched by the stormy wind,
cleaving the roots and tendrils into
barren dust, hibernating in
the womb of mother earth


sleeping deep, oblivious to
screeching of geese, scampering 
squirrels, singing of wrens  
i hear by the solitary window,


draped by grey curtain clouds,
hovering over the icy landscape
i gaze at thinning paper walls, lost


in magnolia petals and maple leaves   
    

Posted for:   Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - OpenLinkNight- Monday 
and D'verse Poets Pub - Open Link Night - Tuesday starting at 3pm EST


It is winter in my side of the world.  Thanks for the visit.   


picture credit:   Ken Simm 

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I FEEL spring in your words!

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  2. This is heavenly... you have painted a masterpiece in my mind a perfect place I'd like to be.

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  3. Beautiful poem. I love the scene that you paint.

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  4. ha there is always paradise to dream about...esp in the cold and grey...

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  5. You handled the topic of nature and it's ability to captivate. Viva la

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  6. It took me away "by blue river way". Very nice. I like also like the "magnolias and maple". Heck, I liked it all. :)

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  7. Beautiful words and lovely imagery:)

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  8. magnolia petals and maple leaves...such a perfect ending.

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  9. Great verse Heaven! Maple trees look such a golden brown spectacle before winter.

    Hank

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  10. This is a lyrical poem, which reminds me of the classics, in its timelessness of the setting.

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  11. very beautiful and tender and serene

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  12. Brrr...winter here too now. Lovely prose.
    What part of Canada are you? We're on PEI.

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  13. Thanks for the lovely words.

    Daydreamertoo - I live in Ontario :-)

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  14. Beautifully beautiful...magnolia petals...wow!

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  15. It feels as if everybody tonight was inspired somehow by the same stuff... loved this one, especially
    :-)

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  16. lyrical indeed - the subject matter, the approach, teh phrasing and images - all have a classic feel to them which is great to read here - and Ken is a most excellent photographer - nice seeing it up at dVerse - loved "draped by grey curtain clouds,
    hovering over the icy landscape
    i gaze at thinning paper walls, lost


    in magnolia petals and maple leaves "

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  17. I'm from England but have lived in PEI for 10 years and am a proud Canadian citizen too. :)

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  18. I love nature poems...close to my heart, and yours is beautiful. Enjoyed very much

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  19. Now there is a place I'd like to go and first time even seeing your second blog show.

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  20. Wonderful imagery and allusions. Thank goodness for windows...where would we see without them. Very good job on this look at nature, and your place looking at it.

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  21. Beautiful poem....reminded me of the magnolia tree I had years ago,when I lived in a cold climate - it bloomed while the ground was still frozen and bare.

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  22. lovely poem and a lovely picture to wrap it all up in a nice bow..
    nicely done!

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  23. Heavenly Grace/Graceful Heaven, the capture of weather and objects of nature in this piece left me transfixed, like I was sitting at the window looking outside. Beautiful.

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  24. I love this:

    "cleaving the roots and tendrils into
    barren dust, hibernating"

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  25. This is so very lovely ... it is filled with softness, dew, gentle ripples of air and kind birds and animal. It is a picture of paradise.

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  26. Great mood and descriptions here, Heaven. Esp liked "...until the/leaves close their eyes, and
    flutter ash white to the ground..."

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  27. Beautiful, Heaven! It doesn't feel so cold in here now!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-sun-came-up-again-4/

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  28. Beautifully woven spring to break up my winter frost. The last few lines are the cement in this lively concrete poem.

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  29. i like the hibernating in the womb, it has the connotation of rebirth

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  30. Hibernating in the womb of mother earth. And a magnolia tree is heaven to sit under when it is blooming.

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  31. just started smiling as the magnolia tree in my garden started blossoming this week...and i have to tell it that it's just the wrong time of the year...i like the wallpaper you paint here...

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  32. This gives me such a feeling of warmth. Nice on such a cold day. Thank you.

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  33. love to look from inside out ...lovely poem thank you x x

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  34. magnolia petals and maple leaves - what wonderful things to get lost in :)

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  35. such a wonderful contrast of colours, textures and feeling. To gaze upon the change of seasons and that holding on offering a splash of colour, light and hope.

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  36. "spring bright and blooming" love this line and the sound of it!

    Lovely poetry all the way through.

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