Ode To Desert Flower


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    Ode To Desert Flower

    How quickly the desert flower fades.
    It fills its place for which it was made
    greens, blossoms, reaches out with new blade
    surrenders its fragrance in evening shade.

    The tender root now searches deep
    to moisten sap and tender leaf
    that for one more day it might keep
    its flowery fruit in furnace heat.

    Watch blossom and blade upon the wind
    gently sway and slightly bend
    as thermal currents seek to rend
    from petal and leaf the life it attends.

    Amidst thorny weed and woody sage
    the desert flower dresses landscape stage
    the brevity of life and beauty its wage
    for lifting flowered face against heat's rage.

    Grieve not as desert flower dies
    leaving browny leaf where it lies
    its brief life testifies
    to the beauty of joyful resilience that defies
    the hostile environ of all our lives.

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    SavVySam commented on Ode To Desert Flower


    Lovely imagery and phrasing, and your rhyme scheme is perfection!.



    Thanks, SavVySam, for reading "Ode To Desert Flower". I appreciate your encouragement.

    dancingbear commented on Ode To Desert Flower


    Nice imagey as the flower blooms then dies.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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