Sunday, August 25, 2013

Summer Colors


she
is
the color
of crimson passion
the shade of golden sunlight
she writes promises in the blue sky, revealed

she dances to the rhythm of gentle breezes
renewed by morning dew drops
open petals, unfolding
her name
is
Hope


This weekend, we went for a lovely country ride in Rhinebeck, New York, a little farther North from where we live. We came across a beautiful field of flowers in bright, vivid colors. What a pleasant surprise. Of course, I had to stop to take pictures! As you can imagine, walking through this green field in the fresh country air inspired a poem.


I'm participating in the Sunday Mini-Challenge at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, where we are invited to write a poem in the Fibonacci form. Mine has the following word count: (1/1/2/3/5/8/8/5/3/2/1/1). I like the shape the poem has taken, like a field of flowers! I'm also sharing my poem with Poets United and my photographs with Shine the Divine. Welcome new followers and friends. Enjoy and have a colorful week ahead! xx

59 comments:

  1. Oh, those fields of flowers at this time of year are so beautiful, aren't they? So many vivid and rich colors. And yes, one can certainly see HOPE in these flowers, in these colors. We all need to appreciate the beauty of this time of year.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Sometimes you can find the most unexpected things when you're not looking for them, those little surprises :)

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  2. They sure have the color to them shining under the sun, way better to see green that that yucky white stuff that will soon come haha

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    1. Snow? Oh no, not ready for that
      Or a coat, scarf and hat :)

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  3. so wonderful and yes we all should never leave hope

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    1. That's right, Vandana ... never leave hope :)

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  4. Your poem is a fluent use of the form, and really reflects the order and colors of the field of flowers--looks like someone's cutting garden. Just beautiful. Thanks for participating at our Imaginary Garden.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. I revised it several times to get it just right, what an inspiring challenge! :)

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  5. Gorgeous! I have a passion for growing-loved reading yours :D

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    1. A passion for growing ... I like that! Thanks, Ella :)

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  6. smiles...i like that hope writes promises in the sky...., cool mirror fib too, allowing you the space to open it up a bit more....nice use of the color early on in it as well...

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    1. Thank you, Brian. Yes, I liked the mirror form so I could expand on the imagery of hope :)

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  7. That is a beautiful field of flowers indeed Loredana...I can most certainly see how that would inspire a poem :)

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  8. The photos are so beautiful...love blooming fields. Hope, your beautiful poem breathes it

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  9. I can see why these fields inspired a poem about hope!
    Glorious!
    K

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  10. i love your colours of hope, so beautifully arranged between these gorgeous flower photos, Fibonacci the perfect form for this imo

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. Yes, the Fibonacci form lends itself well to poems with nature imagery :)

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  11. Just Beautiful! A lovely poem and photograph. Please write a book! Hugs, xo

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    1. Aww, thanks, Karen. There is a book in there somewhere some day :)

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  12. What a lovely field of colors and shape words for hope ~ We got to enjoy the summer days a little bit longer ~

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  13. I love all of your gentle reflections on the world you see .. so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Helen. I enjoy looking at my surroundings, so much beauty to see, to hope for :)

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  14. Such a beautiful field of flowers that inspired your wonderful poem. Loved it.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I love being out in nature :)

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  15. Love this gorgeous poem and those fields of flowers!

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  16. Those are some bright colors! Such serene beauty.

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  17. i love this! we should appreciate these summer colors while they last. i hope you will consider submitting a poem and photo to Pilgrims (http://www.pilgrimspoem.com) one day!

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    1. Thank you for the invitation, Yvette. I'll check it out :)

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  18. That field is a beautiful find! Love your poem.

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  19. Beautiful imagery, so perfect with your poem Loredana! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Laura! I enjoy your meme :)

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  20. Gorgeous pictures and a gorgeous poem!

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    1. Grazie, Simo! Si' nella prima si vedono meglio i colori vivaci :)

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  22. I love the top photo and how it complements your poem. 'she writes promises in the blue sky' - a lovely phrase.

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    1. Thank you, Gabriella. There were lots of yellow and red flowers, and the sky was so blue, and those bright colors inspired my poem :)

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  23. What beautiful flowers! I can see how that would inspire you to write a poem - a very lovely poem at that :)

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  24. Oh, what a delight that must have been...a bit of synchronicity at play between your experience and my poem. Isn't that neat? This was so lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Talon. Yes, you wrote about wildflowers, delightful :)

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  25. Absolutely love it, Loredana! Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome ... and thank you, Adam! :)

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  26. oh...sigh...I love this! Wonderful work.

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  27. What a lovely poem! And the field of flowers is a gorgeous sight. So glad you got photos. Have a happy day!

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  28. Love this poem of "Hope" & that you made hope a "she"!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Mademoiselle! It was a play on words since Hope is also a woman's name. How fun is that?! :)

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  29. Una raffinata metrica che crea musica con le parole.
    Sei bravissimaaaaaa.Abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Grazie, cara Rita, sempre molto gentile. Sto imparando tanti modi di scrivere poesie. Questa metrica e' Fibonacci, credo che sia Italiana! Percio' e' musicale. Un abbraccio! :)

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  30. I can see how you were so inspired....gorgeous flowers for this lovely poem.

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  31. Lovely shot & place Loredana
    Buona Donenica
    Stefano
    Qui piove :(

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