Saturday, April 6, 2013

Love Mosaic


outside
a burst of colors
reflecting
what's inside

cool blues
warm yellows
inside out
outside in

opposites
attract
i light up
like a daffodil

every time
i look
into your
azure eyes

inside
a burst of colors
reflecting
what's outside
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It was sunny today and, to my delight, I discovered Spring blooms--hyacinths, daffodils, and crocuses! I noticed them when taking a walk over at "Pocket Park," a lovely little garden in Chappaqua, New York, nearby where I live. The colors were prominently blue and yellow, which are opposites on the color wheel and complement each other. This gave me an idea for a love poem! What about you? Do you think opposites attract?
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April is National Poetry Month. This poem is posted in response to two challenges at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads: the prompt by Peggy on "outside" and the prompt by Kerry on "Wordsworth," one of my favorite classic nature poets! Enjoy!
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46 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts to go with beautiful photos! You picked the right day to go "outside" to the park!
    K

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  2. I like the opposites you have here, in and out, cool and warm, and complementary colors. And your pictures are lovely too!

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  3. Very pretty flower collage and perfect words to match! Opposites do attract! It makes life so interesting! Hugs xoxo

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  4. Gorgeous ♥ I happen to be a huge fan of mosaics and collages :)
    This is so very beautiful!
    Thank you for joining Floral Love. Please come back next week or so :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Mona, I'll participate whenever I can :)

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  5. Che delicato accenno di primavera in risveglio

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  6. Lovely...some of the best things about spring, color and love! And in the case of my husband and I, opposites most definitely do attract!

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  7. Bene,vedo che da te è sbocciata la primavera,belle foto!
    Un abbraccio e buona domenica!

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  8. Such color at your sea
    Sure attracting to me
    And yeah opposites can attract
    That is surely a fact

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    1. A sea of colors
      Such lovely flowers
      What a delight
      Day and night :)

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  9. Beautiful colors in the garden ~ I am looking forward to these blooms come spring ~

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  10. Though I'm not sure which of Wordsworth's quotes prompted this poem, I appreciate the nod to the daffodil and I really like the way you linked the flowers to human experience.

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    1. The quote by Wordsworth I find inspiring is:

      "Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher"

      I think we can learn from Spring's colors to be open to give and receive love. And my favorite poem by Wordsworth is "Daffodils."

      Thanks for the prompt, Kerry :)

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  11. I fell in love with the last two stanzas. Love will do that! A very sweet poem and may we all have eyes that look upon us like that.

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  12. I enjoyed reading this glimpse of spring in your neck of the woods! I really liked the way the beginning and end worked together!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy! Your topic on "outside" surely inspired some interesting thoughts all around :)

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  13. A pretty reminder of spring...

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  14. A moment of great joy when you discover the first spring flowers :-))

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  15. Such lovely blooms, a beautiful poem and yes, opposites attract and spend their remaining years wondering how and why...hee hee.

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  16. I am charmed by the magic of your verse
    I love these lines:

    "i light up
    like a daffodil

    every time
    i look
    into your
    azure eyes"

    ooh, you channeled the master himself!
    wondrous view in your garden!
    :D

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    1. Thanks, Ella! Wordsworth's charm is timeless :)

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  17. What a beautiful poem, Loredana, and your mosaic is just beautiful!
    It was very cold here yesterday, but today was beautiful. I am seeing a lot of things beginning to make their way out of the ground, and it is so nice to see (finally!).

    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, and I wish you a bright week ahead!

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  18. A gorgeous poem, Loredana! I love blues and purples mixed with yellows in the garden. I live in the Sonora Desert and use the combination a lot because it cools and soothes my eye.

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  19. Your photos always awe me, Loredana. And I enjoyed the reflectiveness, in and out, in your poem!

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  20. Yes!!! I believe you're SO right, Loredana!! These amazing colors reside inside and out of us as well...energies and auras thick and alive. This is great!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! Yes, we have a rainbow of colors inside :)

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  21. The flowers are so pretty! I love how you wrote your poem with the inspiration from the flowers. I do believe opposites attract :)

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  22. Un mix di fiori che preannunciano la primavera...
    Belle foto... ciao cara Loredana a presto:)

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  23. Cueillir des fleurs bleues dans tes yeux azure
    Ecouter les fleurs jaunes battre dans ton coeur d'or

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    1. Translation:

      I gather blue flowers
      In your azure eyes
      I listen to yellow flowers
      Beat in your golden heart

      That's beautiful!

      Merci beaucoup, Pascal :)

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  24. Love the thought that went into this - and its clever expression.

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  25. What beautiful hyacinths, daffodils, and crocuses...ah the colors of spring. Lovely poem :)

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  26. I think opposites attract, but they tend tend to fight more!

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  27. I'm still along way from seeing those flowers in my garden. It snowed today. Again.

    I love juxtapositions in photography. Great pictures.

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    1. Thanks, Stina! Hope Spring comes your way soon :)

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  28. Primavera qui appare un giorno sì e forse tre no...Comunque è primavera.Arcobaleni di fiori colorati,caldi e freddi complementari o analoghi...i colori come la vita hanno il potere di sorprendere e sono sempre un incontro bellissimo. Parole ed immagini,da te,che scaldano il cuore ed illuminano il grigio,cara Loredana!Grazie!

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    1. Cara Rita, mi piace il contrasto tra il giallo ed azzurro (o viola). Spero che la Primavera arrivi da te' al piu' presto!

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  29. Given your name, I've got to ask, are you Romanian? :) Have a nice day!

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    1. Hi Michaela! I was born in Italy. Loredana is my Italian name. Donovan is my married name. Thanks for the visit! :)

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  30. Gorgeous collage ... I'm still waiting for the spring, lots of snow in my garden. But soon ... it's my turn to show some flower pics :)

    Irene

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  31. Wonderful spring blooms to spark your creativity....great poem.

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  32. Bellissimo mosaico fiorito, colori stupendi ;-)

    Ciao e buona domenica

    stefano

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  33. The colors within and without shine so brightly through your words. Beautiful work!

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