Friday, April 19, 2013

Falling Petals


melting away
into each other's eyes,
we fall gently
like petals from the sky

merging
heaven and earth,
grass showered
with pink blooms

hiding
in the shade
of a magnolia tree,
we lose and find ourselves

blending
our hearts into one,
yesterday's scars
melting away


What can I say, I'm a hopeless romantic. An English college professor once told me that my love poems are overly sentimental. Oh my goodness, I think he was right! I do understand what he means, that poetry need not be too flowery, that it has a bigger impact when the language is subtle yet still evokes an emotion. As I ponder about the beauty of magnolia trees blooming everywhere right now, I can't help myself but to be flowery and overly sentimental. The world can be so cold sometimes and perhaps what we need is more feelings, not less; more romance, not less; more warmth, not less. I may not get an A on this poem, but love sure does make my heart melt away.
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Sharing with the Imaginary Garden at  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/ where we are invited to write a poem about "melting." Wishing you a warm and flowery weekend! xx

34 comments:

  1. I mark your poem A+++ ... melting away is exactly how falling deeply in love feels.

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    1. Haha, thanks, Helen, you just raised my GPA to 4.0+ :)

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  2. Lovely, kiddo. As beautiful as the blossoms it speaks of.

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  3. Yessssss, I agree, love poems can indeed be flowery! And, sometimes, professors can be right. But not necessarily both at the same time!
    Here's to more romance and more warmth!
    K

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  4. It's like a scene from a romance drama. (And I mean that in the most positive way!)

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    1. Thank you, Charleen ... yes, magnolia blooms inspire romance :)

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    Dedicato alla lettura di qui, e visitare il suo blog.
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    1. Grazie ... gracias ... welcome to my blog :)

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  6. I love all the flowers--and I have managed to get lots of them to grow in my yard right now. And what is better to think about with flowers than love!

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  7. I am a hopeless romantic also. Love the gentle flow you written into...beautiful words and photography

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  8. Splendida fusione di emozioni colorate e palpitanti.

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  9. Please write on, mi amiga. I appreciate whole heartedly your commentary post. A violin is played many ways, I enjoy the soft and tender tenor clef notes. If this makes me a romantic then...

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    1. ... so be it. Thank you for your sweet comment, Marcoantonio :)

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  10. Le fioriture della natura sono un miracolo di bellezza che tu hai ripreso bene! ciao : )

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  11. Your images of the magnolia are terrific. Sometimes love causes internal flowers to bloom - not much we can do about it.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. Magnolia blooms are so pretty and delicate. It just reminds me of the gentleness and enchantment of that first time of falling in love ... like tender petals :)

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  12. This is beautiful. No apologies for being a 'hopeless romantic.' This is the way life SHOULD be.

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  13. I think your hopeless romanticism is the reason your poems resonate so much...a true romantic is able to express themselves in ways that other people simply cannot.

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    1. Aww thanks for the nice compliment, Keith :)

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  14. Queste fotografie particolari sembrano dei quadri Naif,complimenti!
    é bello vedere l'esplosione dei colori primaverili!
    Ciao,buon weekend!

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    1. Ciao, Franz, i quadri Naif non li sapevo. Le mie foto sono spontanee. Grazie del tuo commento istruttivo! Buona Domenica :)

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  15. Lovely poem! And your blossoms and images are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post. Happy weekend to you!

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  16. aw, i love the notion that love can melt away yesterday's scars. very uplifting!

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    1. Thank you for noticing that line, Marian. Yes, love can heal :)

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  17. I love the blooming pink by magnolia tree ~ I am a hopeless romatnic too ~ Love the pictures ~

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  18. Truly beautiful, Loredana, and my goodness, that tree is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. I found your use of natural imagery with the idea of melting and merging very interesting, maybe even a jarring juxtaposition that makes this strike the right balance between sentiment and observation. Well done and viva la

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful analysis, Izzy. I was worried that my poem would be overly sentimental. But I think you're right that the blending of natural imagery made it more balanced. I appreciate your thoughts! :)

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  20. Falling petals are so romantic. And to be able to translate that feeling into words takes a lot of talent. I also agree with your idea about the world needing more romance, warmth, and love, not less.

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  21. Oh, Loredana...the best way to get lost ever!! So beautiful and your images are breathtaking!

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  22. Foto come sempre meravigliose e piene di colori...sempre brava cara Loredana.
    Un grosso abbraccio!!!

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  23. Lovely poetry and delightful photo editing ~ ^_^

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  24. It is a very sweet poem and the words come right from your heart, anything that can take away yesterdays scars is good to me :-)) Great shots...what a gorgeous period of nature this is ! Have a nice week.

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  25. It is just amazing, smoothly flowing

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