Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring Flame


oh, Spring
sometimes, you are
as unpredictable as
unrequited love-
i want your warm
embrace,
but you shower me
with the bleakness
of rain,
you leave me
cold
under a gray sky,
while i long for
color bursting,
a flame burning-
you sing your song
to another tree,
while i stand
still
waiting
under the one
that attracts lightning


It has been raining for what seems like forever. I love the rain but I miss the warmth of the sun. We had a very long and cold Winter and now Spring teases me with its up and down moods! I took these pictures when the sun was out. The first is a macro of tulips--doesn't it look like a flame? And the second is grape hyacinths--I like the combination of these hot and cool colors. Oh, the weather is as unpredictable as love! Smiles. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend, hopefully with sunshine! xx
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40 comments:

  1. We've had a ton of rain too, and pretty low temperatures for spring. Getting better though it seems

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  2. you long for the sun and i for rain....lovely photos...

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  3. .. :-) i pray for spring to stop its mood swings and for the sun to come out :-) so that I can see more beautiful photographs by you..loved the tulips..they do look like flames..... passionate flowers :-)

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  4. La lumière
    caresse la fragilité
    pour la rendre beauté

    Amicalement Pascal

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  5. As always, such beautiful words, Loredana.

    It just began raining here this morning, but it is torrential, for sure. Heard it was supposed to last for a few days. :-( Late April showers I guess.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  6. A beautiful spring day, filling the heart with happiness.

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  7. Another gorgeous photo and post Loredana.

    the rain will bring out the beauty in those blooms, even more.

    I actually like rain but I agree, sometimes it can get to be a bit much!

    Happy Weekend, G

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  8. "As unpredictable as unrequited love" - awesome line Loredana. I like the analogy. Very apropos. Spring is full of so many personalities. One day it's raining non-stop, the next day not a cloud in the sky. I kind of like the unpredictability of it :)

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  9. well the lightning should keep it interesting at least....smiles...
    so true in how spring is of dual mind...we went to a ball game last night and about froze....the night before we about washed out...and it was 98 the one before that...smiles.

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  10. Exquisite poetry about Spring ~ and gorgeously rich macro shot ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. I just love those fiery tulips!! So true about fickle spring, but it sure beats winter, hands down, don't you think!

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  12. The tulip macro is exquisite and I love both those flowers. Both of them are ones I don't see in Florida and they are gone already now that we are back in Oregon. Thanks for the memories!

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  13. This is a beautiful poem! After winter, I guess we expect a lot from spring. Maybe too much.

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  14. What lovely pictures ~ Its been raining here too and a tad colder but this weekend the sun is bright and weather warmer ~ Hopefully spring comes bursting into full blooms at your side of the world ~

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  15. smiles... spring was fickle here as well... after a beautiful april it got very cold and rainy...today she's back again though with a warm sunkiss

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  16. This sounds pretty much like what I am experiencing here. We have been waiting and waiting under our gray skies. I smiled at your ending....waiting under the tree that attracts lightning. Of course, it wouldn't be funny if it really happened!!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! The lightning is a metaphor carrying through the theme of unrequited love ... one may long for love that's not reciprocated, and that can sting like lightning. Smiles :)

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  17. Coming from the UK, I can certainly empathise with this; we seem to have three seasons of Autumn... as to the poem, I like how you've chosen softer-sounding words for the first half (whether intended or not) before rolling out the harsher ones (bursting, still, stand, tree, attract etc.) towards the end - it mirrors the content well!

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    1. Thank you! I love your observation and analysis of my poem! :)

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  18. Love the blue and orange color combination.

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  19. Oh, spring, stop being such a heart breaker. :). I love how spring is personified - refreshing perspective :)

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  20. I enjoyed my visit. Thank you.
    ZQ

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  21. E' stupendo questo macro di tulipani e adoro il colore dei Giacinti , i fiori blu sono un vero colpo d'occhio in un giardino. Ti auguro tanto sole presto :-))))

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  22. Oh yes, Spring is such a tease...you capture her well! Lovely poem and photos Loredana.

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  23. Beautifully done, Loredana. Hope the sun shines soon!

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  24. Be careful standing under that tree.. sun should come soon...

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  25. Love the tree shelters in this poem, a land of haves and one of have nots. Yearning spills sown with the lightning. Such passion!

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  26. Wonderful spring poem, it's been a bit like that here this spring too. Those are pretty flowers, I do like the two colors together.

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  27. Beautiful! I love the first shot.

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  28. Beautiful :-)
    We need some warmth after the long winter... And yes, they look like flames!

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  29. Such flame I'd be happy to have in my house all the time!

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  30. Lovelu colors =) #iheartmacro

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  31. Love the grape hyacinths. I grow them along with tulips too but never thought of putting them so close together to create the contrasting colors. I love your poetry. I too have been pinning away for Spring--now I have the fan on. In Chicago we go from 0 to 100 degrees, rather too quickly!

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  32. Wonderful photos, Loredana!!! Such a colourful fireworks!!!
    I also love the combination between tulips and the little, blue grape hyacinths.
    We had have a long period of rain and cold days, too...At the moment we enjoy a taste of summer with sunshine, 27-31 degree Celsius. The first roses are open and the air is filled with the tender fragrance of the lime blossoms...How much I love that!!!
    I hope your days will also warmer soon!!!
    Enjoy a good time :)
    Katrin

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  33. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  34. No tulips in bloom here yet, and I can't wait. It's been warm that last two days and finally no rain, so maybe soon. Your photos are fabulous!
    Deb@ http://debeioneille.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful pictures! We're finished with spring where I live. It's the middle of summer - 90 degree weather!

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  36. Those flowers look like school children in uniform running with blue balloons :)

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  37. Thank you, everyone, for all the lovely comments on this post! :)

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