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INDIAN PIPE
(The Corpse Plant)


in the shadows
     in the shadows
          teardrop eyes

Like bagpipes they play, somber tunes of fear,
as doves do weep, as flamingoes bow down.
A ghost plant dirge, doth tremble dusty clouds.
The bells, they ring, intensely sing, slow-deep.

in the shadows
     in the shadows
          teardrop eyes

Like wax, their silhouettes a frozen mask.
A countenance, thus drained of chlorophyll.
The vampiric cold parasite craves night -
A leech, among the beech, with lovers scars.

in the shadows
     in the shadows
          teardrop eyes

A cold and clammy touch, doth turn a corpse
an inky black. A translucent pale ghost -
don’t touch, nor handle plant, nor creep too near
its eerie soil, nor step, upon its grave.

in the shadows
     in the shadows
          teardrop eyes

Original date : 5/11/2017

YOUR CHOICE FLOWER VERSE,any form ,any theme Poetry Contest
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Date: 7/15/2017 3:14:00 PM
Beautiful imagery Kim, well done, and another congrats, you seem to be on a winning streak, that's what happens to such talented ones!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/23/2017 7:20:00 AM
Thanks so much, John!
Date: 7/15/2017 10:07:00 AM
This is awesome, Kim. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 7/15/2017 10:14:00 AM
Thanks so much, Dale!
Date: 7/15/2017 6:58:00 AM
This was enchanting and mesmerizing, Kim, and it took me away to the ether in an instant ... that is a priceless quality of great composition and poetic style, and I adored this! Congratulations on SECOND PLACE and thank you for entering my contest! :-)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/15/2017 7:06:00 AM
Greg, thank you for the wonderful comment! So excited to be chosen as the second place! <3 Kim
Date: 5/12/2017 3:56:00 AM
I had never heard of such a plant, it's a scary one! Fav poem for me, so wonderfully written.
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Date: 5/12/2017 6:54:00 AM
I know, right! Thanks, Darren!
Date: 5/11/2017 7:36:00 PM
Excellent imagery with this one, Kim. Indian pipe, huh? I had never heard of this plant before!!
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Date: 5/11/2017 7:39:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea!
Date: 5/11/2017 7:03:00 PM
You held my interest in this plant right to the end, with superb imagery and a easy, almost sing along flow. Your wit is as sharp as the proverbial tack. Emile.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 5/11/2017 7:16:00 PM
Thanks so much, Emile!
Date: 5/11/2017 4:35:00 PM
Once again, I had to look this plant up. I like how you have presented this and the imagery, ". . . their silhouettes a frozen mask." That is great stuff Kim. Well done! If I stick with you I may yet learn something I think!
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Date: 5/11/2017 6:46:00 PM
Thanks, Dean :)
Date: 5/11/2017 4:21:00 PM
Wow, is there no limits to your poetic talent...wow again. I loved this Kim. I am familiar with this plant, I read about it in Smithsonian magazine and your poem is spot on.
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Date: 5/11/2017 4:23:00 PM
Thanks, Chris! Scary crazy plant!