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The Dear Flowers

Fairies among the leaves were happy.
Morning wind gently rocked them to and fro,
Upon the dewy grass, butterflies spread
their gay wings  then flew
among the flowers to peep at them.

On a silvery mushroom little cakes of flower-dust sat
on a broad green leaf, the violets made a fairy meal, and
their drink was dew from the flowers’ bright leaves.

“How warm the sun grows!
I must hasten away to the shadows of the ferns.

The dear flowers heedless of sun or shower are left
in vain;
and this night
sad
can do nothing;
be brown
as a withered leaf, 
left alone.

Suzanne Delaney
Found Poem
Flower Fables
Louisa May Alcott

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/9/2018 6:13:00 PM
oh my the withered dear flowers. This was a lovely picture you painted.
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Date: 3/20/2018 4:58:00 AM
hi Suzanne It is very beautiul fairy tale....
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Date: 3/8/2018 7:23:00 AM
I loved fairies as a little girl (and who didn't). This is such a delightful poem so close to my heart...Maria
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2018 7:46:00 AM
I still love them and have made a fairy garden here. It is so cute when squirrels visit and peek at the houses. The daffodils and crocuses have bloomed but were dusted with snow this morning. Glad you enjoyed my poem. I will visit you soon. Fairy kisses, SuZ
Date: 3/5/2018 9:15:00 PM
Lovely, gentle piece, delicate, and I like the way it withers at the end, structurally. Viv x
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/7/2018 6:23:00 AM
How nice to see you, Viv: Been down with a tooth abscess this week. Feeling more chipper today. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 2/26/2018 7:51:00 AM
just stunning, loved every word. :) -luloo
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/26/2018 8:23:00 AM
Thanks Loo Loo:)
Date: 2/26/2018 4:07:00 AM
Oh, is this not your poem?
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/26/2018 7:02:00 AM
Hi Si: It is my poem pulled from the existing text of Flower Fables. Check out my blog called Erasures.you could make some if you use a desktop computer that has adobe flash.
Date: 2/26/2018 4:05:00 AM
Touching poem Suzanne, I like the imagery and how the words flow creates a deeper poem...
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Date: 2/25/2018 9:33:00 PM
life gives and life takes, this is a sweet poem Suzanne, nice
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/26/2018 7:07:00 AM
Nice interpretation, Lewis: Nature’s renewal is a precious gift. SuZ