Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Bouquet of Columbines

A Bouquet of Columbines

Colorado Columbine
...beautiful,
perennial,
deceiving delicate appearance,
yet strong and hardy
it more than survives,
it thrives,
in extreme alpine regions...
blue,
bell-shaped petals
match the mountain sky
trailing sweet nectar-filled crescent spurs,
shoulders a mantel of snow white inner petals
crowned with gold stamens
a Colorado Columbine ...

8 comments:

Mary said...

What a lovely memorial for those strong, beautiful ones who survived and thrived after that awful shooting. Kudos

Brian Miller said...

a lovely verse capturing its beauty and fortitude...

Jannie Funster said...

I should like to meet your mountain columbine in person one day.

So many flowers. Such an awesome planet!!

Vinay said...

what a lovely verse, just perfect for that beautiful photograph :) loved it.

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Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

perfect imagery.

very well fine tuned verse.
smiles.
bless you.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

Enjoyed this, awesome talent.

Invite you to join poets rally week 42 by sharing a free verse today.
Appreciate your input.

Hope to see you in!
Have A Blessed Easter!
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Linda Rogers said...

Wow MrBill-I didn't realize what a gift you had for poetry. I really enjoyed this poem on a lovely flower.

Sheri Fresonke Harper said...

Beautiful tribute to those who suffered through the Columbine tragedy.