Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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A TO Z ROSEBUD
A flower was offered to me
Bud stage, i held in my hand
Chrysalis of love's unfolding

Deepening, colour to my cheek
Every petal i counted when furled
Forever is a long span to envisage

Grown to weather, rainy or sunny
Happy was the grasp around that stem
Inviting passion with shy smiles

Just a tiny gesture this giving
Kept in a vase blossom sweet
Love inspires a poets soul

Many syllables describe a rose
Nought for beauty to compare
Only to sheer delight in its sphere

Pruned from a bush of thorns
Qua mystery in here splendid form
Respite of yearning plucked

Stay o reason to the mind
Tether the strength of clouds
Under setting sun's spell

Visioning golden fleeces around
Waning sun to nighttime hues
X targets the space of conquest

Yonder shines the moon so bright
Zany lovers to accept this night
A TO Z ROSEBUD © gillena cox 2016

Written for Sumana's prompt
A flower was offered to me

CHALLENGE: to begin a new poem with the words " A flower was offered to me"

33 comments:

  1. Stay o reason to the mind
    Tether the strength of clouds
    Under setting sun's spell


    Beautiful lines Gillena :D I love how you express.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Oh lovely....deeply moving metaphors cited.Love it, Gellina! xoxo

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Panchali

      Much love...

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  3. I especially liked the lines Sanaa quoted. Also the whimsy of starting each line with a letter of the alphabet - you did so flawlessly.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

      Much love...

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  4. Gillena, this is amazing! It took me a while reading to see that it is an acrostic. Well penned, my friend.

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  5. Wow! This is amazingly creative. Beautifully done, dear... :-)

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    1. Happy you dropped in Maniparna

      Much love...

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  6. How well you constructed this Gillena. Now let us in on the word "Qua" is that Spanish?

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin
      qua is an English word meaning in the capacity of/ being

      much love...

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  7. "Chrysalis of love's unfolding"
    Yes! And how did you manage to get such a comparison of infinity and the counted petals on a stem both into a vase and into an acrostic? Bravo!

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    1. Thank you thank you - humble bows
      Susan (✿◠‿◠)

      much love...

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    1. Happy you dropped in Audrey

      much love...

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  9. This has to be one of my favorites of yours an A to Z Rosebud. You could join Alex for his A to Z April Challenge.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Trudessa and for the invite

      Much love...

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  10. Oh, what a lovely abedecarian! Such a difficult form to bring off successfully, but you transported us to ever greater heights. I like the lines you chose as introductory verse with the picture, too; a perfect summing up.

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  11. This is so pretty:
    "I held in my hand
    Chrysalis of love's unfolding"

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    1. Happy you dropped in Cayn

      Much love...

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  12. Oh My God!!...So effortless and flawless flow...profound Gillena...A to Z Rosebud indeed...thanks for this wonderful post...

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Sumana

      Much love...

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  13. This poem for me conveyed a sense of you Gillena - your nurturing and appreciation of the world around - Many syllables describe a rose - i do hope so ;)

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Jae

      Much love...

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    2. "Forever is a long span to envisage"- you've said it so beautifully...That what is ethereal should be enjoyed in that particular moment.

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    3. Thank you for your appreciation Vanderloost

      much love...

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  14. beautiful and romantic. such lovely lines littered of metaphors.

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  15. Thanks for your appreciation Stacy

    much love...

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  16. What a clever poem you really did string the A to Z well. Love these lines - Many syllables describe a rose Nought for beauty to compare Only to sheer delight in its sphere

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Suzy

      much love...

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  17. I liked the form you chose, Gillena, and the rhyming scheme work well too. Nice write!

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