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Sun and Moon Flowers, 1890

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Sun and Moon Flowers, 1890

I know belamour means lover;
but a flower too is defined.
Webster puts it undercover -
a flower, who knows what kind?

Gertrude Stein penned famous words we've heard,
"A rose is a rose is a rose."
Smelling a rose, our minds are stirred,
but a belamour? no nose knows.

Meet the artist - George Dunlop Leslie.
His painting called Sun and Moon Flowers
has caught my attention expressly,
for I have not heard of moon flowers.

On closer examination
I found only sunflowers full burst.
Reading George’s explanation
has not quenched my mind of its thirst.

He explained contradistinction,
moonflowers have a paler bloom.
With florist’s flair for composition
so George arranged the girls in the room.

Sun or moon flowers?  my mind's still mud;
but go back to that "belamour".
Belamour’s an unopened bud,
that's what Webster meant, now I'm sure.

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:15:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:20:00 PM
    An entertaining poem told like a story!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:16:00 AM
    love it ; } congratulations on your win ;}

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Congratulations Reason on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Reason xx

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Hmmm. Impressive, to say the least. You're a meticulous person and it shows in your writing. Nice work. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:42:00 PM
    you increased my word power shall i say well new words learnt, enjoyed the write Mr.Poteet

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 10:30:00 PM
    Superb poem you've penned my dear friend, Reason. I love flowers, painting & more which caught my attention to read your poem & made me feel curious about the word you've introduced. My dictionary here doesn't show about it, but now, got satisfied through your creative words but still & i'll go to the link you've indicated below. Thank you so much for sharing your excellent poem & your kind visit w/ inspiring comments on my poem. Pls. say hi to Leora from me! Have a great weekend! love and hugs, Leonora