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August 2, 2011 “wildflower”

August 2, 2011 “wildflower”

~~~~~~~~~~~

a wildflower in a rose garden grows

on a golden ribbon of sunshine

neath the shadows

by roots and black earth

beyond the white teeth of smiling wickets

out of reach

hidden from the pruning hands of a jealous gardener

behind the painted points of patrolling pickets

marching in rigid formation

a careful syncopation of shadow and light

shadow and light

guarding the beloved roses

from eyers eying and spyers spying

admirers admiring roses

~

the gardener swells with pride

at the blossoms blooming wide

filling the air with a fragrance of roses

seducing the noses

of passing passersby

gazing with enamored eye

at the roses

all the beautiful roses

~

but the wildflower

the tiny wildflower stands alone

perfectly petaled

pale purple little wildflower

singular beauty among beauties

as lovely in the mountain

as by the shore of the sea

or in the cleft of a rock

upon a grassy lea

~

the wildflower

needs not the nurturing hand of the gardener

nor the garden’s fertile soil

no trimming or clipping

no trellis to climb

or picket guard

or worrisome toil of any kind

~

 the wildflower goes and grows where it will

how it will as it pleases for it pleases

to grow and its beauty to show

in a rose garden

©tlh 8/2/11


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4 responses

  1. You’ve been very quiet my friend, I’ve missed your lovely words!

    August 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

  2. A wildflower in a rose garden grows beyond the white teeth of smiling wickets…….out of reach. a careful syncopation of shadow and light. Shadow and light guards the beloved roses. The tiny wildflower stands alone needing not to be nurtured. A beautiful piece!

    August 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

  3. Tracy … so good to see you back. You’ve been missed. This is a lovely poem. I especially like …

    the wildflower goes and grows where it will

    how it will as it pleases for it pleases

    to grow and its beauty to show

    in a rose garden

    I think everyone should strive to be a wildflower.

    Regards,
    D.

    August 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

  4. Lovely sentiments and truths in these lines.

    August 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

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