I AM AN AMARYLLIS

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I AM AN AMARYLLIS

Hippeastrum is my proper Latin name I am so spectacular I simply put others to shame From a large bulb my green shoots will grow I dwarf the other plants I love to be on show With my elevated position I look down on other plants They are tiny in comparison and look like little ants When my tip emerges it contains my superior flower head My blooms can live for three weeks yet other flowers are dead I am the king of flowers I can produce three flower stem My trumpets are enormous, people stand and gaze at them I have no scent for you to smell when I am flowering The intensity of my blooms would make it overpowering Once I've finished blooming I deserve a two-month rest Then I will re-flower for you and show the world I am the best! 05~04~15 My chosen flower - Amaryllis meaning pride Contest:- Picture yourself as a flower – Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 5/17/2015 6:18:00 PM
    Hey smart girl, your flower is so beautiful and your write reflects that well. Congrats on a great win.. Loved the pics!

    LYRIC  Avatar The LYRIC
    Date: 5/24/2015 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha! :)
    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/18/2015 1:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dave - the flower is not one I would choose to describe ME but I do have one on my windowsill lol:-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 7:11:00 AM
    Wow, this is awesome. I love the knowledge of the flower you've weaved into your write. and the pictures, oh yes you completed the whole package of your poem perfectly, Awesome as always my friend. Hugsxx

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/10/2015 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cas I just wanted to get over the pride message so made the plant seem superior over all the rest - it is not about me at all lol. I would have gone for Orchid but so many know of my love of them so i went for an alternative flower I like :-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 8:19:00 PM
    I love the name Jan, nice flower to be. PD

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/10/2015 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda they are amazing bulbs and the flowers are stunning:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 6:33:00 PM
    Jan. CONGRATULATIONS on the win. :) SKAT

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Skat:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 5:16:00 PM
    Jan, your personification of the proud amaryllis is excellent! The pride shines through. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad I didn't do poem about me - just about a flower I have at home:-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 1:36:00 PM
    I'd heard of Hippeastrum, but not Amaryllis Jan. I'm glad I have now for your words have confirmed what a magnificent flower it is. Congratulations on your deserved win in the contest, hugs, James xxx

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much James:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 12:03:00 PM
    Congratulations Jan...a beauty on many levels

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by David:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 9:28:00 AM
    You indeed are the best! Many congrats.

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by Abdul:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 7:28:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Jan

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Joseph:-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 6:43:00 AM
    Lovely couplet here Jan!Congrats on your win!

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Kash:-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 6:34:00 AM
    well done Jan it is a beautiful flower.....Seren

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Seren:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 2:05:00 AM
    gosh, I did not even know what it looked like , Jan. What a pretty one you picked. I especially liked the last two couplets of this one. oh, and also the part about the tiny ants. haha. That was cute!!! BIG congrats in my contest.

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/9/2015 5:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Andrea I will drop by the winners list:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/6/2015 5:26:00 PM
    A flower that stands out and presents her credentials with pride. Very good choice! gl in the contest, Jan. Hugs // paul

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/6/2015 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I would have gone with Orchid Paul but my love for them is well known and I didn't want seem obvious so I went for this one instead - Andrea will have a tough job I have seen some great poems:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 11:58:00 PM
    Jan, a beauty , I love lilies, best of luck and a 7 :~) hugs

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/6/2015 1:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I would have gone with my fave flowers orchids but decided against it as I have written a lot about them so went with Amaryllis - my bulb from Christmas is 'resting' again:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 5:22:00 PM
    Great write Jan...best wishes

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph I have seen some great poems Andrea will have a tough time judging:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 12:21:00 PM
    Nice perspective here. Seems like you just climbed right into a flower's life and started writing!

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Isaiah I do appreciate your feedback - Andrea wanted personification so I tried to imagine what it would be like to be this showy flower:-) so lovely to see you back here again:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 9:45:00 AM
    No one could have said it better about your chosen flower, Jan. Wonderfully written! A 7 rating. Best to you in the contest.

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Darlene I tried to imagine myself as one of these stunning flowers and go with the 'pride' and proud aspect:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 8:32:00 AM
    Very nice personification. Lovely descriptive poem. Helped me learn so much. Lovely pics. #7

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nandita I have seen some lovely poems for Andrea's contest:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 8:07:00 AM
    Very good descriptive write, Jan. Curious for a petite one like you...but the personification for its character is great! Hugs! Kim :)

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim I tried to go with the 'pride' image that it was big, showy and better than the rest of the flowers:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 5:54:00 AM
    A leave it to you to come up with a stunning flower that matches you, I can smell them from here, take all the rest you need girl, but keep coming back, scented as a fresh new flower, you're my lady of the hour, have a great day, xxx

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I would have gone for orchids which are my favourite but thought it could be seen as being obvious it was written by me as I have written several poems about how I adore them so I went for a different flower - have seen some wonderful poems Andrea will have fun judging this one:-) hugs Jan
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 10:16:00 PM
    G'day Jan... a nice description of a flower that stands out in a garden, even amongst rivals. Thank you Jan - Lindsay

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 1:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    we don't have them in the garden in the UK usually only see them at Christmas here when the bulbs are popular as Christmas presents:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 7:47:00 PM
    Beautiful write . Lovely imagery Jan ... Good luck in the contest .... Bev :)

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 1:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bev:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 6:10:00 PM
    the orchid with three ice cubes will flowers for ever but an amaryllis you win as reading you made me happy great

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/5/2015 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catherine - but with my orchid collection i would need to buy a larger freezer for all the ice cubes - will stick with my usual watering system lol:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 5:41:00 PM
    love my flowers and you are bold love it the best of all but do not dismiss the poppies or the forget me not the dandelion a good salad before the yellow bloom to ruin a garden

    labeau Avatar catherine labeau
    Date: 5/4/2015 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the orchid with three ice cubes on your counter will flower for ever I vote for you as you writing exited me thank you and good luck
    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/4/2015 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We could only choose one flower to write about for the contest so this is the one i chose - I would have written about my favourite flower which is the orchid but my love of them is well known on the site and I would prefer to do a different flower for this contest:-) Thanks for your comment:-) hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 4:54:00 PM
    You picked a beautiful flower Jan...good luck in the contest Tim

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON
    Date: 5/4/2015 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim :-) I hope I have mananged make the plant as proud and arrogant as I could:-) Hugs jan xx
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