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dVerse — Paeonia

Image result for peonies bush painting

Born deep
Root of roots
Snuggling close

Waiting for warm, until
My green and purple spears
Pierce the sky

Lanky legs
Ferny arms
Swelling buds

Hot June’s charms
Fill me to bursting
Blossoming joy

Taste my ginger crack pollen!
All hit my pipe
Humming and staggering

Donating parts to
Boardrooms
And hospital vases

Painters love me
As do poets,
Singing my praises

Swaying in the breeze
Capturing rain droplets
Long summer afternoons

Fall’s petaled snow
Portends cool weather’s
Yellowing limbs

Dried stalks hold my place
As I go underground again
Dreaming of June

Linda Lee Lyberg is today’s host of dVerse.  Linda says:
So today fellow poets, I would like you to think about what flower you most identify with or is your favorite (I know that will be hard!) and write a poem from the perspective of that flower. Some questions to think about: How did the flower begin? What has it seen? How does it feel to be a flower? Where did it end?

image:  “Blooming Peonies,” a photograph by Diana Rajala

46 thoughts on “dVerse — Paeonia

  1. Passionate peonies–who knew? I like the short lines with your tercets. Peonies don’t fare very well here in WA state, more a hot house plant.

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  2. your poem is a burst of joy and love, coming from a place filled with so much hope, waiting for the sun to have fun. this is a beautiful flower and yes admired by writers and artists for its gentle beauty

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  3. Another gorgeous flower, one my grandfather grew in his tiny garden, where I gathered petals that dropped onto the grass. You’ve captured the emergence of their green and purple spears beautifully, Jade. My favourite lines:
    ‘Taste my ginger crack pollen!
    All hit my pipe
    Humming and staggering’.

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  4. Fall’s petaled snow
    Portends cool weather’s
    Yellowing limbs

    Dried stalks hold my place
    As I go underground again
    Dreaming of June

    Beautiful lines!
    (BTW, it reminds me of a lip color I loved but lost somewhere -Peony 🙂 )

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