Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Perfect Dance


flower
and butterfly

blooming
soaring

a perfect
dance

in an imperfect
world


Today's challenge from Kim at Poets United is to write "a simple-yet-complex, eight-line poem, with every word having both literal and figurative meaning, a design that adds impact, and lack of punctuation being purposeful and significant." This is the poem I came up with after being inspired by taking photographs of butterflies and lilies. I'd love to hear your interpretation of my poem. What does it mean to you?
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The texture I used on both of my images is called "Sky Love" and was kindly provided by Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art who challenged us to create floral artwork. I'm also sharing my floral images with Floral Friday Fotos. Enjoy and thank you, as always, for your wonderful, interactive participation in my posts! xx

57 comments:

  1. Loredana, for me it's about harmony...we can learn from nature...to find inner beauty...inside we all- perfect. Thanks for sharing this nice photo and poem.

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    1. I love your harmonius interpretation, thank you :)

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  2. Some things are just amazing that we tend to forget the imperfections of this world.

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    1. I think it's important to be aware of the imperfections so we can correct them :)

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  3. This is gorgeous and I agree with humbird harmonious!

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  4. In un mondo cosi' "imperfetto", grazie alla mano dell'uomo, la perfezione puo' venire da tutto cio' che la natura crea con estrema semplicita'....imparassimo noi del genere "umano" a comportarci cosi', soprattutto dal punto di vista etico e morale. Una bella poesia, riflessiva, semplice... ma incisa! Una buona giornata EMILIO

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    1. Caro Emilio, una bellissima interpretazione della mia poesia. Era proprio quello che hai detto che intendevo. Grazie del commento. Un abbraccio :)

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  5. Lovely photo and poetry! Your poem reminds me that there is perfection if we take the time to look a little closer. xo

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    1. Yes, Karen, so much beauty when we really start to notice ... :)

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  6. Cara Loredana accadono cose in questo mondo imperfetto che spesso mi provocherebbero il desiderio di coprire i fogli di nero e non di colore...MA,continuare a guardare il lato al sole, la bellezza dei fiori, il volo delle farfalle è dare spazio alla speranza che mantiene in vita.Essere in contatto con tante persone scrivono e fotografano o dipingono ogni giorno per dare forza a questa speranza è il lato più bello del network! Abbracci,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita, si' e' importante di mantenere sempre la speranza, il lato positivo della vita. Ci incoraggiamo uno con l'altro tramite l'ispirazione dell'arte, della bellezza della natura. Un abbraccio :)

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  7. I love the simplicity of this poem, Loredana, and your photographs are so beautiful.
    Happy day to you!

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  8. Loredana,I love the wonderful image of blooms inviting butterflies to spread the story of honey all over the world....

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    1. Spreading honey all over the world ... love it, thanks :)

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  9. This is beautiful, Loredana. There is indeed perfection among the imperfection!! Your poem makes me smile.

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  10. Perfection is your detection as you sure found it even when the worl goes to umm err spit haha

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    1. Yeah the world needs improving
      Never stop hoping and blooming :)

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  11. To me, your poem is about the beautiful relationship between the butterfly and the flower. It also encourages me to take time to look at the little things and see how perfection can be found in nature! Wonderful post :)

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    1. Love your interpretation, Tammy. If only human relationships could be just as peaceful as those in nature :)

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  12. This sounds like a challenging prompt but I must say that you nailed it Loredana!

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  13. Adore the lightness and beauty found here.

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  14. These are beautiful, they feel like sun filled images. Great job.

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  15. I am impressed that you can put your thoughts down into the words of a poem. The photos are lovely. Valerie

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  16. A beautiful description of the dance between the butterfly and flower. We all need to take more time to notice such things.

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  17. "A perfect dance in an imperfect world." This is beautiful from stem to... bloom. The dance of the butterfly, truly one of Nature's most whimsical, delicate gifts. You captured that beauty.

    Thanks for linking to Poets United; otherwise, I'd never have read this! Peace, Amy

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  18. ah that is so lovely and the last two lines gives an unexpected punch....loved this...

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    1. Thank you, yes the end was a bit of a twist :)

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  19. hi
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    Look forward on hearing from you!

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    1. Good to see you back, Jaideep, and writing again. Good luck with your video for such a great cause. We can learn kindness and respect for humanity from nature :)

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  20. hi Lordana, TY for your comments on my poem. I leave the poem's
    interpretation up to the reader, it's fun and enlightening to read what others think about any poem.

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  21. your poem captures the essence of these lovely photos.

    King's Mantle

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  22. Loredana, everything in nature is based on a fine balance. You've achieved that here. I love the blend of visual with the wonder of your words. You've been bookmarked!

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  23. Gorgeous photos (even better enlarged)and the poetry was lovely as well. I think it means that if we look beyond what we feel about life we can find inner peace and beauty anywhere.

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  24. wonderful! depiction of ironies

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  25. oh this is exquisite, Loredana. the poeming the images the composition...

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  26. Inspiration book-ended by such beauty!!!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie, for the challenge and the free texture. Enjoyed it :)

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  27. Lovely poem, Loredana! I'm terrible at writing "in a box" by from what I can tell, you've achieved exactly what Kim asked for. There is much perfection in this world. From my view, it usually when we humans mess with something that the imperfection occurs! Your poem speaks of peace, and nature, beauty and perfection. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you so much, June, for your lovely interpretation :)

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  28. It is beautiful........we can look for the beauty in life or the sadness and inperfections. You have chosen the beauty........we find what we look for
    Janice

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  29. Beautifully succinct. Also succinctly beautiful. :)

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  30. Beautiful photos, Loredana.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Nice to meet another poet.

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  31. Oh! Loredana j'ai les mêmes fleurs que toi dans notre jardin ...
    Mais pas de papillons...
    Pourrais tu leurs dire qu'ils viennent aussi nous rendre visite ici.

    Tu as raison La perfection et la complémentarité de la nature doit être un exemple pour nous.

    Amicalement Pascal

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    1. Bonjour, Pascal. We call those coneflowers because the petals are shaped like a cone! I will send butterflies across the ocean all the way to France!

      Yes, we can learn from nature to live in harmony.

      Merci, Pascal. A hug for you :)

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  32. A wonderful poem for this challenge..love the pics too.

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  33. Beautiful poem, fantastic photos, wonderful flowers, nature is amazing in summer:) Greetings

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  34. This first photo is just stunning and what a great post this is!

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