Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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[image - Flowering Mindscape by J.Hurlbert courtesy dVerse Poets]

ARTFULLY ARRANGED
The rains, finally,
lolling through an entire day,
stringing peals of lightning
to thunder bolts.

The bougainvillea shower down
from their cozy boughs,
they drop
to assemble on the ground
like tiny paper lanterns.

Sometimes they take flight,
like that bluebird of yesterday
to perch on my mind,
offering me dreams of fantasy and favour,
wherein my headband sprouts
huge bouquet of words

I put water into a vase
and arrange my sentences
so artfully.
ARTFULLY ARRANGED © gillena cox


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34 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised many of us chose this image as a garden of the mind. Nice.

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  2. Happy you dropped by Kathy

    much love...

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  3. What an interesting take on the poem. Bougainvillea flower petals falling and inspiring. Turning into poetic flowers!
    (I live on Bougainvillea Court!)

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    1. 😊happy you dropped by Dwight

      Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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    1. Thanks for dropping my Linda

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  5. Gillena - I really enjoyed your take on the prompt. It sounds like the rain helped grow some words :)

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  6. Thanks for your appreciation Trudessa

    MuchπŸ•Š❤πŸ•Šlove

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  7. Flowery words, brought by the storm. Beautiful arrangement of the blossoms.

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  8. Thanks for your appreciation Lili

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  9. I could imagine the flower petals falling like rain, and when lightning strikes, that sense of inspiration, to write.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Lori

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  10. Gorgeous! Every line is so rich with images! Tiny paper lanterns have such brightness. Lovely to see them perch on your mind. This poem is a beauty.

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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  12. What a colorful garden, and how awesome are the arrangements you make with its fruits and flowers.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Maggie

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  13. Nice line about sprouting a bouquet of words.

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  14. Thanks for your appreciation Frank

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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  15. Oh I love the way you arrange your words like flowers.

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  16. Thanks for dropping by Bjorn

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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  17. The flowers as thoughts as poetry...nice image.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerfe

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  18. I love when the rain comes, as it is scarce this year. I especially love your closing, where you fill the vase and arrange your sentences artfully.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sherry

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  19. A most artful composition in all ways:)

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Eileen

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  20. You have shown her Gillena how entertaining poetry can be. What a wonderful post.

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  21. Thank you for your appreciation Robin

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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  22. This is my new favorite of all your poems! I love the rain and the blossoms of bougainvillea raining and the bluebird and the seeded mind that then sprouts. Ah! What a poem!

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  23. Thank you for your appreciation Susan

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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  24. I admire those paper lanterns and appreciate your bouquet of words...a lovely ekphrastic poem Gillena!

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  25. Thank you for your appreciation Lynn

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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  26. Yes you do girl! I really enjoyed this. I hope you're having a nice Sunday afternoon (or your time). Big hug!

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  27. Happy you dropped by Bekkie

    Much❤πŸ•Š❤love

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