Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Imagine Yourself


imagine yourself
in the center
of a flower

lounging
on pillows
of soft petals

perfumed by
scent
of sweet nectar

as you drift
gently
into sleep

under
the fading light
of stars

a nightingale's
song-
your lullaby


I hope you're still reading and this poem hasn't mesmerized you into sleep! After a long day at work, it's nice to visualize something positive, take a deep breath, and relax into the night. At first, I imagined myself in a garden, but then I thought, what about in the center of a flower? Now that would be something, wouldn't it? This is posted for The Imaginary Garden, where MZ invites us to write a poem "in the safest place you've ever known."

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40 comments:

  1. So how does your garden grow?
    Are the flowers high or low?
    Are you in the middle or on the end?
    You may regret your flower be trend lol

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    1. It's an imaginary garden surely
      Where flowers blossom eternally
      I'm right in the middle there
      Surrounded by colors everywhere :)

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  2. Flowers are eternally lovely ... I know why you chose to write about them.

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  3. Oh this did mesmerize me............nowhere more peaceful and lovely than the centre of a flower.

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  4. Aha!! i could visualize everything...

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  5. wow...this is so hypnotic...I can feel it. I am the flower. :)

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  6. Cara Loredana,quando dipingo i miei fiori io sento quelle emozioni che i tuoi versi descrivono meravigliosamente...eterna bellezza,i fiori durano un breve attimo ma ritornano sempre,segni di universale armonia.Bellissime immagini per una poesia che arriva al cuore.
    Abbracci,Rita.

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  7. Dopo una giornata di lavoro un po di fiori sono l'ideale per la mente.
    Dolce giornata Loredana
    grazie della visita
    Maurizio

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  8. Such a delicate and beautiful piece =)

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    1. Oh, I love it that my poem inspired you to comment in Italian! :)

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  10. Such an interesting thought! Felt like I was drifting off into a hammock!

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  11. Beautifully meditative, Loredana! Just the place to go... ♥

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    1. Yes, it's like a meditation, which I find soothing :)

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  12. Truely mesmerizing and a perfect place to just doze away all worries...atleast for a while! :)

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  13. Wow this really would work as a lullaby...quite relaxing and calming :)

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  14. we had the similar journeys with Mama Zen's request.

    Beautiful

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  15. Such a glorious retreat from the world. Your pics are stunning!

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    1. Thank you, Kerry! I took the photos at a local park. I'd love to have a garden as colorful as that one day :)

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  16. What a wonderful place to be. I vaguely remember thinking such things when I was a child and every flower a new joy to behold, a new place to wander and wonder. You've described it perfectly.
    K

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  17. This is beautiful and seriously relaxing!

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    1. Glad you found it relaxing! I was aiming for that. Thanks for the challenge :)

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  18. That sounds fantastic! With your wonderful imagery, I was totally there. Now if only I could take a nap ;)

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    1. Naps are wonderful! My goodness, this poem is inducing everyone into sleep. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  19. Would be a great part of a guided imagery. So very relaxing to read and imagine. Lovely sensory writing.

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    1. Thank you for noticing the sensory imagery. Yes, I included sight, scent, sound, touch ... :)

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  20. What a cool idea - very lovely. k.

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  21. It sounds like the perfect place to be, Loredana, and your description of it is beautiful!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend

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  22. Truly magical, Loredana! A lovely way to drift off to sleep! xoxo

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  23. The poem made me think of and imagine myself in a spaaaaaaaa..

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  24. Tu me fais rêver Loredanas...
    Je vois un pistil et des étamines
    Se balancer au-dessus de ma tête
    Au rythme du chant du rossignol...
    Mais les gouttes de pluie
    qui me tapotent la tête
    Me ramènent à la réalité...

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    1. Bonsoir, Pascal. Merci beaucoup.

      Sweet dreams for you :)

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  25. I always love your photos and poems, Loredana. :D

    I especially love photos of flowers.

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  26. Un felice week end per Te...ciao

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  27. Lovely post and poem! The flowers are beautiful. Happy weekend to you!

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  28. Beautiful thoughts and pretty flowers. Sounds dreamy.

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  29. Creative idea. You made me wish to be there, too.

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  30. What a perfect poem to lounge in and gently fall asleep.

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