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Petals in the Wind

Petals in the wind I saw
with my girl one day.
On some boughs of trees they stirred
with a gentle sway.

As they moved, the wind picked up
till that mighty breeze
blew the petals all at once
off the pretty trees.

Then the petals danced around
swirling to the ground
like small ballerinas whose
slippers make no sound.

Crimson, pink and purple, they -
like bright butterflies -
fluttered and sashayed before
our enchanted eyes.

Suddenly the air went still.
Petals everywhere
fell to ground while some adorned
my sweet daughter’s hair.

Happily she shook them out,
turned to me and grinned.
No more would we see that day
petals in the wind.

WRitten 1/20/13 by Andrea Dietrich
For the  Petals in the Wind poetry contest
of  Gail Angel Doyle

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Congrats on this win, thank you for reading Wild Strawberries for the second time ;}

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 3:38:00 AM

    Congratulations to you too dear Andrea with this win!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:07:00 PM

    Nicely done with the petals in the wind. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:46:00 PM

    Many many congrats for this win dear Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Love it and here we are again with the congrats , you are good you know xx

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:25:00 AM

    Enchanting write Andrea ....congrats on a wonderful win! Hugs

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 9:05:00 AM

    It's always a pleasure to read your poems,Andrea.Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 6:54:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win!! :)

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:07:00 AM

    My ahhhhh moment of the day...such a lovely descriptive poem. Well deserved spot on the winners list ...Congrats !!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:31:00 AM

    this is so wonderful....congrats on a well deserved win...:))))))

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:06:00 PM

    Hello Andrea, A beautiful sway, and rhytm you have given to the view with your daughter. The prettiest crimson image ever. Tobad you did not chase the butteflies. ;-) I'm glad you savor the one in a life time moment... Congratulations :-) In Gail's "Petals In The Wind " contest. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 7:19:00 PM

    A pleasant and easy read. Very enjoyable! RAY

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 6:17:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 3:56:00 PM

    Andrea a beautiful poem. Easily envisioned scene you created: of petals falling like ballerinas slippers making no sound, like bright butterflies fluttered and sashayed, happily she shook them out, turned to you and grin. Wonderful images. This should be put in a poem of books for mothers and daughter. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles Always, Connie

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 3:50:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Such great poetic quality..Sara

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 2:42:00 PM

    Congratulations, Andrea. Su

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 2:26:00 PM

    I can smell those petals in the wind... So real your poem sounds. Congrats Andrea... And about inky winky , I am sorry... And a little secret , as a kid, I was scared of teddy bears... ;)

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:43:00 PM

    Big congrats Andy!!! This is so touchingly sweet!! Love it!!! Big hugs. Deb

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Your entrance is beautiful, so is your exiting stanzas, congrats on your big win my dear, love xxx

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 11:58:00 AM

    congrats on your win andrea

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 11:44:00 AM

    Congratulations Andrea on your win in my Petals In the Wind contest. A very beautiful poem. Hugs and luv, Gail

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 5:25:00 PM

    Such a sweet ending to include your daughter in this lovely poem! Lovely....!! and thanks, Andrea, for the comment........I am not as sure-footed with blank I always question myself. But thanks for the input!! :)

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:30:00 PM

    love this, my friend - hope it was a big winner. I'm playing catch up tonight - wow, so many comments to return - will read your other poems tomorrow x

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:51:00 PM

    Very nice we have had some windy days. That was a beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:43:00 PM

    This is wonderful...its right up my alley! I'm lovin' some natue. Great, Andrea...fav list

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 9:25:00 AM

    Delightful!!! I especially liked '...small ballerinas whose slippers make no sound.' Marvelous cadence and rhyming. BRAVO my dear!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 8:07:00 PM

    Andrea! Another splendid piece! I love the flow, it's perfect! Such a beautiful poem :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:28:00 PM

    OOOOOOOwwwwwww! I love this one, Andrea. You be so talented. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 9:53:00 AM

    Ahhh!!Great poetic quality..Reads like a winner to me..As you said some very good ones have shown up for this contest..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 7:20:00 AM

    nice writ Andrea......hugs