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Perfectly beautiful

If I could write one poem ~

As perfect as a flower is ~

No artifice need be employed ~

For every bloom is sheer

Perfection in its way ~

Whether marching in colorful

Rows or scattered in a charming

Randomness ~ radiant with dew ~

Each blossom bell and trumpet ~

Each cup each starry burst ~

Each tiny innocent furled bud ~

Beguiling me as deeply as

Ever the first one I beheld ~

And as I imagine shall the last ~

Is there an earthly moment which

Could not be improved with flowers ~

Their scents their colors their

Innumerable textures and their

Sheer profusion ~ have been known

To strike me dumb with awe ~

To leave me fumbling for words

That will capture their beauty ~

But the evanescence of their

Nature is part of their attraction ~

Perhaps no other eye than mine

Shall see this lovely blossom

In all its scented, perfect glory ~

And what have I done with this gift ~

Why I’ve shared it with you ~

With all my love ~

© 2012, Melody Haislip. All rights reserved.

Melody Haislip (23 Posts)

I began writing poetry in my early 20s, and then put it aside and forgot it. Then a couple of years ago, I suddenly began writing ~ about everything under the sun ~ and I began to write poetry again. Or perhaps I should say channel more than write, since I feel that I am merely the conduit for some of the pieces I write. Those are the best of times, when the words flow, and those are the words which speak to others. Wish I could live in that state all the time!


8 Comments

  1. Melody,

    More beauty flowing through your mind and from your fingers onto the screen and then onto this site.

    “Beguiling me as deeply as

    Ever the first one I beheld ~

    And as I imagine shall the last ~”

    This trio of sentences begins with one of my favorite words, beguiling – and flows perfectly from there. Some words just get things going in the right direction for me, beguiling is one such word.

    What a joy to read such lovely words so artfully arranged!

    I think you have closely approached the challenge you set for yourself in the beginning of this one.

    Glad to have had the joy of reading it.

    Larry

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Larry, I love beguiling, too, and one of my other favorite words is, provocative. It’s the way the syllables flow, one into the other. We’re a couple of wordsmiths, is what we are. Always good to meet another member of the clan.

      And to add bliss to happiness, when I did a Google search for ‘beautiful flowers’, I was inundated by beauty. What a job to be a writer!

  2. I spent a lifetime looking for a single cherry blossum that was perfect
    With his last breath he realized each one was perfect. – From The Last Samurai.

    I love your phraseology. Spring fever with lots of blossums coming our way. There is no way to overdose on the beauty of springtime. Enjoy. Thank you for the beautiful poem.

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Spring simply makes me So happy, Frank, it comes bubbling out. You’re most welcome. It was a joy to write. :)

  3. Melody, your poetic ability to capture images is a delight to the senses. And through each nuance we gain an appreciation for that which we might otherwise pass by. This poem is filled with your own essence, as well as those of blossoming flowers. Beautiful.

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Cher, thank you so much. I have loved and been enchanted by the beauty of flowers all my life. I could gaze at a perfect flower for hours, and it blows my mind to think how many untold millions of them there are. Whoever suggested we stop and smell the roses had a really good idea! :)

  4. Rebecca Ash

    Lucky for us that the muse chose you once again! This is lovely. Wise is the person who stops to smell the flowers, but blessed are the ones who can grab appreciation from a scent and translate it into words.

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Oh, Rebecca, thank you. What a lovely compliment. I’m so glad you liked it!

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