Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pink Rain


after the rain
I'm feeling like a violet
dew drops on the petals of my soul

yearning for a sun ray
to caress me gently
bring me back to a pinker hue

nevertheless embracing
shades of blue
without rain, would I bloom?


It rained all day today and rather than complaining about it, I decided to embrace it. Petals fell underneath blossoming trees like pink rain. Rain drops on violet pansies seemed to sparkle. The rain is beautiful after all. This poem is posted for the Imaginary Garden where Kim invites to explore the color violet. Enjoy my poem and photos! Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in the world and especially mine! xx
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  1. are those cherry petals? beautiful photos!
    the irises... when i moved to New England i was overwhelmed by the proliferation of irises everywhere. i quipped, it's like the settlers came and immediately took advantage of the buy-one-lilac-get-two-irises-free sale down at the garden center. :)

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    1. Hi Marian, yes, they look like cherry blossoms, but I'm not sure. I love irises, too. The violet flower is actually a pansy. I planted purple and yellow pansies in a container. I took these photos in my courtyard :)

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  2. Yes, embraced indeed and here you bring us your visions...I love the images and your poem a rightful reminder of rain's importance. :)

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    1. Thank you, Hannah, yes, rain is important. I also meant rain metaphorically as melancholy, feeling "blue" ... a play on words with the color violet ... all shades of blue, all feelings are important, too :)

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  3. I so love "dew drops on the petals of my soul". So lovely. I adore irises, one of my fave flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. So interesting how both you and Marian are seeing irises. It must be the angle I took the photo that makes my pansy look like an iris :)

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  4. I was in pink rain the other day and today's rain/sun/rain brought out glistening leaves in the sun. Lovely poetry and imagery!

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  5. I love the meaning behind your question, without rain...? You hit on an eternal truth, Loredana. So glad you joined the party in the garden today.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It was a lovely and unique challenge. I love the color violet :)

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  6. We also had a day and night of rain - the cold Autumn kind and no pink blossoms to lighten the spirit. These lines are beautifully evocative.

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    1. Autumn in South Africa must be beautiful still :)

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  7. è una bellissima poesia accompagnata dalle tue splendide fotografie!
    Auguri a tutte le mamme del mondo!
    Ciao,buona domenica!

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    1. Ciao Franz, una poesia sotto la pioggia :) grazie della visita :)

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  8. AHA!!! SO BEAUTIFUL. DEEP MEANING INDEED...

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  9. Lovely images and and poem! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  10. Oh, this is really beautiful!

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  11. I love 'dew drops on the petal of my soul.' Ah, without rain, would anything bloom? (Sigh, we have had enough of it here, however. In fact, more than enough.) And your pictures are stunning.

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  12. I love your pictures Loredana ~ It rained a bit here too and the early spring buds were a little bit blue and bedraggled ~ Sadly, all the cherry blooms have died or fallen away ~

    Happy Mother's Day ~

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    1. Yes, blossoming trees only last for so long ... cherish them in the moment :) thank you, Grace :)

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  13. Rain sparkled pansy? Sheer bliss...

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  14. I love May because of all the blossoming trees.

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  15. I love to see petals falling on the ground. Seems so romantic. And I never complain about the rain. Everything looks so fresh and new afterward. Enjoy your Mother's day!

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    1. Falling petals are romantic indeed. Thanks, Holley :)

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  16. Embrace the rain
    Way to be at your lane
    As you let it shine through
    As it brings things anew
    And hey, it's better than snow
    At any and every show haha

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    1. Spring rain is refreshing
      Everything is blooming
      Life is renewing :)

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  17. Your unique exploration of violet ~~ lovely. Happy Mom's Day.

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  18. Una poesia significativa accompagnate da foto molto colorate come sempre.Brava!!!
    Ti abbraccio!

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    1. Grazie Francesca, la pioggia primaverile fa fiorire tutto, anche la vita. Un abbraccio :)

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  19. Rain here too, but how beautiful your photographs are, Loredana!

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  20. Fabulous poem to celebrate the garden.

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  21. Beautiful blossoms, but I love best the raindrops on the violet pansy. Such a sweet spring sight.
    K

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  22. So sweet and soft, like spring rain! Hugs, xoxo

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  23. Perle de vie
    Perle de lumière
    Sans toi pas de vie
    Goutte de pluie

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    1. Translation:

      Pearl of life
      Pearl of light
      Without you, no life
      Raindrop

      That's such a pretty poem. Thank you, Pascal :)

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  24. beautiful photos, loredana.
    it's really hard to pick a favourite.

    have a great week ahead~


    i love your blog!

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  25. Great poem! I really love that last line. I think we have to go through the hard times to truly appreciate the good in our lives. It wouldn't be good without something bad to contrast it with!

    Lovely images as well :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy, what a nice interpretation of my poem :)

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  26. We had some snow here...love the poem and photos.. Happy Mothers Day... Michelle

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  27. Lovely color in those pictures! We are JUST getting over winter here in WI so any photos of flowers and life are so welcoming! :)

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  28. You are a wise girl, we can't do much about the rain, so might as well embrace it. Love your poem and your photos !

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  29. Tes photos sont très belles et en particulier la seconde. Ton regard poétique sur la pluie est très touchant.
    Merci pour ton passage sur mon blog.
    Amitiés.

    Roger

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  30. Lovely shot...love the colors and the raindrops add a nice touch

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  31. Lovely colors and wonderful shots of 'after the rain' and delightful poetic words ^_^

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  32. Beautiful shots. The rain certainly does make for vibrant colors.

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  33. Very pretty. It's true, without rain, no blooms :-)

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  34. Proprio ora,dopo la pioggia il sole brilla splendido. E' il momento migliore per gioire della tua poesìa e guardare i fiori...Abbracci,Rita.

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  35. SO lovely, such a peaceful color... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #14' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #15...

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  36. Fabulous pictures and I love the image of your words..pink rain.

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