Saturday, May 27, 2017

dance of the wildflower






the dance of the wildflower
before she dies
before she passes under a sunbaked sky

she moves
and laughs in warm sweet rain
and pulls herself up
in breath of wind
(kind or unkind) she rises

she petals and preens
and wipes her face
she kneels and curtsies to grace
her place - being hill dressed full in
summer green
or along the street of city walk

the wildflower loves
for only loves sake and dances
through life
before she dies

bkmackenzie
copyrighted (2017)

photo by Kurt K. Gledhill

Poets United Poetry Pantry

40 comments:

  1. Sweetly sad. She must have been lovely for beauty to put on one last dance to wish her farewell.

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    1. If she lived her life with joy she had a life well lived... peace...bkm

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  2. I love the spirit in that wildflower - she sings beautifully

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  3. She is so happy and free, her rhythm, makes me want to dance along

    Happy Sunday bkm

    much love...

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    1. Thank you Gillena...have a Beautiful Sunday...bkm

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  4. love the image of her wiping her face.. beautiful!!

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  5. "she petals and preens
    and wipes her face
    she kneels and curtsies to grace"...aah...heavenly..

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  6. For "only love's sake," and there can be no other reason! Lovely!

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  7. Ah, that sweet, wild flower. She only goes to rest a while and appear again another year! Good write!

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  8. And she is beautiful and brings smiles wherever she goes....I loved this one, Barbara.

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  9. I love the curtsy here. So bittersweet.

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    1. As is life. May we dance through ours...bkm

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  10. dances through life
    before she dies

    A likable person who goes through life
    happily before calling it a day!

    Hank

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  11. I think there are humans doing this as well.. somehow I always think that they deserve better than producing seed.

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  12. as a wallflower, i admire you greatly, wildflower

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    2. That is a wonderful compliment thank you very much...bkm

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  14. She makes the most of each moment of her existence, would that we could all do the same...

    Elizabeth

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  15. This, for me, evoked an image of a dream dreamt by a gracious old woman as she passes - of dancing among the wild flowers. (That's where my head went, anyway. Smiles.) Lovely cadence in this. A truly beautiful piece.

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  16. "the wildflower loves
    for only loves sake" ~ We must learn from the wildflower to love this way. A delightful poem. Enjoyed reading it :)

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  17. loved the image your words evoked...lovely!

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