Thursday, November 7, 2013

A flower is up to you




a flower is sinless
a flower is a blossom that contains brilliant
a flower is easy to make into a cartoon

a flower is chosen
a flower is given its scent by nature
a flower is born

a flower is an evocation to silence through the mask of language
a flower is the story of a disturbed little girl who sacrifices everything 

to preserve the only life she's ever  known
a flower is a lonesome thing


~Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Googlism - Selected from this word list ~

a flower is a thing of loveliness
the illumination of all the life that has preceded it

hold up a mirror to your soul to see your life more clearly; for in its shape-
a flower

is not just a flower
it's healing, also formed in garlic & chicken soup-

a beautiful thing:
a flower blooming

56 comments:

  1. wow.. this is real poetry.. especially like the little girl.. Lovely

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    1. That's a mystery to me, smiles ~ Thanks Bjorn ~

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  2. Very nice, Grace! I agree that a flower is a blossom that contains brilliant. Smiles!

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    1. I like that verse too when I read it Mary ~ Thanks ~

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  3. an evocation of silence through mask of language...and the little girl line right after...omg....i need a better seed word than my name...ha....very cool....and a great pic too...

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  4. Well-done, Grace! I also like the line about the little girl.

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  5. Beautiful, Grace. I am ashamed of my pasta monster now ;)

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  6. Very special lines woven into something deeper than it seems at first glance.

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  7. I got lazy, Grace; just googled myself, and flew off in 30 directions; really liked what you did with this prompt; really rocked it, lady. Makes me want to pick another "subject" and google up another verse; smiles.

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  8. Love how each stanza seems to have it own overarching theme even though the phrases are so different. Great piece!

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  9. a flower formed in garlic & chicken soup...this is cool.. you surely find them everywhere if you look with open eyes... nice...

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  10. A flower is a lonesome thing ... that's sad - and why I prefer to leave them in the ground with their friends ... smiles

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  11. Fascinating. Makes me want to run back over and start entering nouns. The contrast of the two poems [mirroring?] is a bonus for us. Thank goodness for G-Man.

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  12. Leave it to you to find something immensely beautiful in a simple word search. Just lovely.

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  13. a beautiful poem with a another layer written into the words....

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  14. a flower is the heart of love and you have captured this wonderfully. Really beautiful

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  15. like steps that lead back on themselves ~

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  16. I like the "seed word" idea that everything else balloons out of, each a tiny parachute of its own. In the first I was surprised to end with loneliness, a little girl, but I liked it very much as a flower bridges some lonelinesses.

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  17. This makes me happy~ Thank you Grace *smiles*

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  18. This is lovely, Grace. I half-expected you to do Grace or Amazing Grace. I bet there's a long, long list for that.

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    1. Well I never thought of that ~ I will check it out ~ Thanks Victoria ~

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  19. Lovely selection of words and phrases--you'd never guess they had their geneses in Googlism.

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  20. Whether lonesome or illumination - a flower is a powerful symbol. Love this!

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  21. Wow... I never knew flowers as such...

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  22. Took to seed with your flowers indeed, bloomed away at your bay

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  23. Wonderful!! I love the dark twist this takes with the line "a flower is the story of a disturbed little girl who sacrifices everything"! :-)

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  24. Flowers are amazing..the second line really does a flower justice..

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  25. Grace...
    Just when you thought all the floral imagery has already been written
    You take it to another level. I just LOVE it when you play....WoW!
    Loved your Floral 55
    Thanks for another classic...You Rock from Guelph to Timmins
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  26. Very elegantly penned flower poem...

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  27. If the world was flower-less, I'd be so sad. I loved this. Interesting stuff shows up on these random google searches, but it takes a poet to craft something special out of it. :)

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  28. This is wonderful! I love that you included the original word list, so you can see how much of this progression is your careful editing and craftsmanship. Bravo!

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  29. the flowers would be proud Grace ~ smiles ~ have a lovely weekend

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  30. "a flower is a lonesome thing"

    killer line, Grace! have a good weekend!

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  31. A beautiful list, and a beautiful way to define something that could have been saccharine and cliched.I like the idea of a flower being sinless, too.

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  32. And there is no flower lovelier than a rose. I like the surprising reference to garlic and chicken soup. I picked a bouquet for my mother yesterday from the mums by her door and the lavender by the house, protected from the weather and the yarrow still in bloom under a bed of fallen leaves. It was the best thing I could do for her. Your poem made me think of that. Thanks.

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  33. I love where this word search took you. A flower is so many things...

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  34. I'm prone to contemplate flowers too.

    http://thisisbubbasplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/consider-flower.html

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  35. You've certainly packed a lot of meaning into these few words. Both are beautiful.

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  36. One of my instant favorites of yours, Heaven. I especially like the ending on the first segment, but the entire thing is lovely, in bud, bloom and seed.

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  37. a flower is all that, & more - wonderful 55

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  38. beautifully done, in layering and form. You've inspired me!

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  39. This is beautiful and the tugs at my heart too. Love this Grace.

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  40. This is stunning Grace, all of it.

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  41. your poetry is as beautiful as the flowers you write about..

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  42. Great.
    "a flower is an evocation to silence through the mask of language"- I came back to it again and again. You have done a splendid job. :-)
    -HA

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