Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Imperfect flower


Photo credit:   Mike Baum

A lilac petal missing 
stolen by wind-
gave you unsymmetrical face, 
imperfect bloom in garden- 

Still, you rise, pearled & regal 
Holding firmly your spine
under blue sky or whirling storm -
proud & blue blooded dame

Your crown, amber lit 
Your seeds, moon strung
i tell you 
you're more beautiful
than you ever looked-


and 55 Words for the G-Man

28 comments:

  1. Love! Especially the last image, more lovely. Period. Not too blue blood to be true. Extra strong. Not too humble either. Success.

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  2. That last stanza is so beautiful, the crown amber lit and the seeds moon strung.

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  3. A little bit less and beauty can still shine through

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  4. Frail yet so strong...a wonderful message...

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  5. smiles...i think the flaws make us all the more beautiful you know....more real...perfect beauty is so rare in real life...especially once you look inside it....

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  6. I love what this poem says so much.........and your closing lines are especially gorgeous.

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  7. I love how imperfection makes it perfect.. a very strong metaphor that more need to understand...

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  8. A beautiful beautiful poem, with a very powerful message! I love it!

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  9. Imperfection is the definition of perfect in my eyes. Beautiful and true words spoken right here in this poem!

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  10. I love the beauty you found in imperfection and how you speak right to the flower with your closing lines.

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  11. A beautiful tribute to the strength and beauty of nature. Lovely Grace.

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  12. This is amazing...it's perfect in its imperfection :)

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  13. Being unsymmetrical gives character, I think. Beautiful poem, Grace.

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  14. wonderful theme Grace... sometimes in the world's quest for perfection beautiful things are overlooked...

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  15. Sometimes those little imperfections make for something far more beautiful..

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  16. Wow. Well said. Sometimes we get so fixed on the smaller things we forget all about the bigger picture.

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  17. A lesson for us all. Beautiful

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  18. Flower?
    I remember flowers....I think.
    This is our 90th day straight of snowcover, a record for us.
    Your 55 Grace was like a breath of Spring.
    3 weeks and counting...
    Thanks for playing, I love it when you visit
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  19. Just an exceptionally well-drawn image, Heaven, and like Alice, I love the final stanza which ends the poem on a note of perfect grace.

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  20. I like to think this is a metaphor for people who have gained some character along with their scars and weathering.

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  21. Beauty in asymmetry! Very nice. It's the missing petal that causes one to immortalize the flower in a poem. In a sense, it is a more perfect object than the hundreds of others left intact.

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  22. gentle yet strong - I think a lot of people could stand to hear the same ~

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  23. A perfect blend is felt adversely when a little of it is missing. And purple is a nice color to start with! Wonderful write Grace!

    Hank

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  24. What a lovely poem to covey it's important message.

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