10.23.2013

Zephyranthes 百合科

Heightened
awareness, the sense
of knowing the unknowable,
fruitful and exposed,
utterly expectant.

photo by Kai Yan, Joseph Wong (kaiyanwong223)

Tanka for Kerry’s prompt to the Real Toads: The Language of Flowers

17 comments:

  1. How very beautiful this poem is, Marian. Like a single bloom waiting for the rain. It works so well on a metaphoric and even mystical level. I really cherish it.

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  2. Tanka is a perfect fit for this challenge, Marian...beautiful language you've expressed..." the sense
    of knowing the unknowable" love this!

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  3. Wow - you have said a great deal in very few words. Words I must think about.

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  4. Exquisite, Marian. Each phrase is like a petal opening.
    K

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  5. "utterly expectant" says it perfectly.

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  6. beautiful poem and airy flower Zephir...

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  7. How ripe and intoxicating is your poem!

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  8. Really excellent, Marian! This displays your idea like a close-up shot, very much in tune with the form's purpose, to evoke an image in the mind's eye that travels through the experience of the heart. Here you show us something beneath the bloom's surface, a sentience amid the beauty.

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  9. Doesn't that bloom look utterly expectant? I like what you did with this.

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  10. Utterly expectant - Perfect ending ~

    Lovely tanka too ~ Have a good day Marian ~

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  11. exposed - but not weak. Lovely.

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  12. I love rain lilies! Surprisingly, they do beautifully in my harsh desert environment. But, of course, you springboard into something so much more than a sweet, reliable bloom in a rugged garden... of perhaps it is all so much more.

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  13. oooohhhhh thank you, most lovely friends! yes, i think it is all so much more. :)

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