Monday, June 23, 2014

Flowers




Flowers

Buds at dawn
Birthday arrangements

Perennial gardens
Dandelions in miniature hands

Floral still lifes by master artists
Blooms at dusk when they smell best



Pass bouquets to other hands
Distribute loveliness

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by Lori Lipsky

16 comments:

  1. Another winner, another memorable closing line written 'just right.' And I happen to know you practice what you preach :)

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  2. Thank you, friend. And may many flowers find their way into your hands.

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    1. It was good of you to come all the way over to the Barn Door, Ellen. Thank you for your kind words.

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  4. In thirty-two words you've given us dozens of images and fragrances to feed the soul, and a reminder to go and do likewise!
    I especially love the "dandelions in miniature hands."

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    1. Why is it dandelions don't last long at all when picked and put in a vase, but last almost forever when left on the lawn?
      Thanks for your support, Robin!

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  5. Lovely, Lori! You remind me that I don't read nearly enough poetry. Thanks for brightening our day!

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    1. I hope you and poetry will intersect more often. Thanks, Naomi!

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  6. Beautiful, Lori! I never get tired of flowers!

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  7. Lovely, Lori, and I have a greater appreciation of flowers now than I did when I was younger. I always have fresh flowers in the house and it's nice to have our garden smiling again, too. Have a good day!

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  8. You've inspired me, Lauren. I shall go out and pull a few weeds today to give our flower beds a better smile.

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  9. I agree flowers seem almost endless in the beauty the bring.

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    1. I appreciate them more each year, Mary.

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  10. Gorgeous poem, Lori! Thee's never enough flowers and the beauty they bring. Thanks for the invite over here to The Barn Door!

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  11. So kind of you to keep trying until your cracked the code. Thanks for all your support, Resa!

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