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Birds of Paradise

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Birds of Paradise

Birds of paradise bloom and fall like a shooting star, Red ones are juxtaposing lips when wrens are kissing; Brilliantly gliding from huge foliage seen from afar. They marvelously stand and hung on where they are, In kaleidoscope of colors, they’re all glistening; Birds of paradise bloom and fall like a shooting star. Their lasting freshness is a blessing from the altar In orange, yellow, red and purple- they’re all amazing; Brilliantly gliding from huge foliage seen from afar. Their dazzling beauty is the sweetest song that soothes my scar In its various colors, red with yellow is the best hymn I’ll sing Birds of paradise bloom and fall like a shooting star. Ambling along an avenue of those flowers quite so far As if leading into the vista of paradise –the most wonderful feeling Brilliantly gliding from huge foliage seen from afar. Bestowing its enchantment to someone may ward off war Red gears for a blazing love , yellow for unwavering spirit of sharing Birds of paradise bloom and fall like a shooting star Brilliantly gliding from huge foliage seen from afar.
June 30, 2013 10.40pm Note: This is a trial of villanelle form. I admit that it’s quite a difficult form. I hope I did it right. I was just so inspired by these beautiful flowers named, Birds of Paradise & I would like to use this new form. I enjoyed picking some of these flowers yesterday afternoon in our school garden before I went back home. They’re really very beautiful ones. I love them especially the red ones which are surrounded by yellow colors. They are also called, strelitzia. I hope you’ll enjoy this experimental poem of mine. Have a blessed weekend to all! I love you! Hugs! These flowers are all for you! Fourth Place Contest: Good Poems Judged: 8/8/2013 Sponsor: Great Poet, Nathan A

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:53:00 PM

    Hi, sis.. checking to see if you had a new poem. Since you don't I'm visiting this one. It's one of my favorites from you. I indulged with the birds the first time I read and Favorited this poem... Miss seeing you around here. Hope you are well, and having fun in your classes. sending smiles & hugs to my favorite poetry soup poet... always..Love Linda

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 5:08:00 PM

    Congrats, Leonora, on your beautifully colorful win...... Jake

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 5:37:00 PM

    Leonora this poem is filled with so many colors they jump right off the screen and fill the room! So beautiful....congratulations

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:42:00 AM

    congrats! A startling nature poem...

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Hello Sweet Leonora, a well enjoyed poem. your amazing. love SKAT

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 4:50:00 PM

    congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:07:00 PM

    Leonora, my dearest sis and favorite poetry soup poet and friend..... I am enjoying this one again. I am happy Nathan enjoyed it this much as well... Love it, and sending you hugs :-) :-) CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... Love LINDA

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:08:00 PM

    beautiful & congrats "Nate

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:23:00 AM

    And these ones are all for U.

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:22:00 PM

    Well written poem about a beautiful flower, thank you for sharing Peter

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 12:55:00 PM

    Leonora: little lion You are so courageous to attempt this form and your refrains are so inspired. I can picture the blooms as birds flying down to become blooms. Exquisite poem and I am adding it to my faves right now. Big hugs, Suz

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:14:00 PM

    Lory!.. for a first draft, this wakes the senses through your appealing imagery.. i love these flowers as well; so many from our homeplace... keep painting more villanelles; there are some guidelines but you're there!.. remarkable.. ohh, hope to met you soon!.:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 1:14:00 PM

    Hi Leonora: Beautifully perceived and composed. One particularity of the Villanelle is that it must be usually written in trimeter or tetrameter or pentameter form. The 1st and 3rd are the most common. In the pentameter form you must have 10 syllables per line, following Iambic meter. For example: "The roses bloom and fall like shooting stars". Your poem is very beautiful and honestly impressed me. Thank you very much for submitting. :) 7 G.

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 7/2/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Please read the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" ((( http://www.webexhibits.org/poetry/explore_classic_villanelle_examples.html )))
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:28:00 PM

    Hi Leonora so happy to have dropped in and found this treasure, nice to see you in such good form my friend, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Wonderful poem I have enjoyed now. I have no idea about this form but I feel you have done beautifully. The theme is extremely nice. You are one of my Favorite poet from today. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:20:00 PM

    !!!

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:21:00 AM

    Leonora, this is colorful and pretty. Villanelle is a difficult form and you did very well for first time! I like what Tim said to you here. He is so right!

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 5:53:00 AM

    Excellent. A beautiful piece of poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 7:40:00 PM

    it is beautiful Leonora. Thank you for sharing <3 ~SKAT~ <3

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 6:36:00 PM

    I would dearly love to meet you in person sometime, Leonora!...You are by far the most positive, joyful and uplifting person here on the Soup (And you ain't a bad poet either!) - Tim

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 10:38:00 AM

    WOW!! as always...you wrote a very beautiful poem my dear friend Leonora...I'm mesmerized by these lovely flowers based on your excellent creativity...two thumbs up for you!! thanks for your nice comments on my poem. God bless you always!! muah!! love, Maria

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 9:40:00 AM

    This is indeed a difficult form, and you have mastered it beautifully. How lovely is this !!

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 5:48:00 AM

    Why would we not enjoy this? This was terrific! Such powerful imagery & flow in this piece.

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 11:17:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading this delightful work, my dear friend!! Jag

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 9:38:00 PM

    This is a brilliant write, and you have done excellent with this form, you have done masterfully! I really enjoyed reading this terrific poem! What a tremendous piece, Great Work!!