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The Peony

She bent  softly over the smooth water
Her fingers gently caressing the blue
A peony clasped to her bosom
Its petals soft and pink and true...

The artist captured this brief moment
Brush strokes telling us their story
The maiden ripe for the time of love 
The peony clothed in peaceful glory...

Ancient blossom so full bodied
Yet delicate in scent and grace
A flower captured in Asian legends
With bowing head and subtle face.  

For the flower contest..

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 7/3/2010 12:18:00 AM
I like how you related this one to a woman. You are writing some really nice things, Barbara and congrats on this one! LUv, Andrea
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Date: 7/2/2010 10:40:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem's success in Rp's contest. Agape, Moses
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Date: 7/2/2010 1:09:00 PM
Wow, this is my favourite by far Barbara. It's beautiful poetry, it just flows like petals being caressed by a warm wind. Mega congratulations on your win in Constance's lovely contest >> James
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Date: 7/2/2010 10:18:00 AM
Congratulations Barbara on your poem being in the spotlight in A Rambling Poet's contest "The Flower". Love, Carol
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Date: 7/1/2010 8:42:00 PM
Great poem Barbara !!Congrats to you ,I love this one~great imagery~God bless~Rick
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Date: 7/1/2010 8:33:00 PM
Wonderful poem BG, congrat's on your win!~Tirzah~
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Date: 7/1/2010 8:10:00 PM
Oh I do love a well rhymed and metered poem. Thi is lovely. Cngratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/1/2010 7:03:00 PM
Congrats BG on your winning poem in the Flower contest with this wonderful write on a special flower .. enjoy your win.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. amongst lovely orchids on the Garden Isle.. AlohA...
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Date: 7/1/2010 6:49:00 PM
Congratulations, Barbara, on 10th place, in my Flower Contest, with this wonderful poem.. Love Constance
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Date: 6/30/2010 12:24:00 PM
YOU are the artist and you have certainly captured a memorable moment. Perfect rhyme, meter and a bit of history blend to make this a most amazing poem. I'm sure Constance will love the image you painted so skillfully. Best wishes in the contest, dear LNC. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/30/2010 12:04:00 AM
Very nice! I've seen that flower
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Date: 6/29/2010 7:34:00 PM
It's really a stunner. Good luck in the contest
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Date: 6/29/2010 4:20:00 PM
So lovely Sharon..good luck in the contest.. with this "beauty".. I entered Orchid .. and I have lots of inspiration with so many orchids in Hawaiian culture and everywhere u look .. tonight I am wearing one in my hair.. awesome.. enjoyed your creative write.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii..
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