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DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR

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DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR

DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR


The river has run dry, its bed is empty  sand.
Across the flower carpet’s  dim and dusty land
Penstemon and brave little Brittlebush,
Expecting an inundation, stretch in a rush -  
Spreading  petals and leaves which their vast
Tapestry  of color and life weaves  - but they fast
Revert  to survival tactics and retract petals in fear 
Of the drought of the Sonoran summer each year.

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The poem’s title is taken from  Shakespeare’s HENRY   IV   PART  ONE

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:38:00 AM
    Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week. take care and good night :-) Hugs ~XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:48:00 PM
    Great work, Sidney. I've told people that plants aren't dumb, they are , for the most part, just stationary.. Congrats... Jake

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Sidney, congrats on your 1st place win with this fantastic write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Wonderful imagery in this poem Sidney!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:28:00 AM
    Sidney this is outstanding. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 11:19:00 PM
    I really like this one, Sydney. it has a classic feel to it. Gosh, long time no see. How's it going?

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:06:00 PM
    wonderful imagery! congrats on your win!