Photo Essay

The Bloom

The Candles

Stop, Look,

There they Grow,

And Here,

Take Them In, Let Them Fill Your Senses

See, their Petals, Veined,

Swaying from Side to Side to a Dance Choreographed by the Wind,

Their Scent,

At once Overpowering,

At once Subtle,

Exhibitionists of Nature, they are not Shy,

They Open Up,

They let us Peer Inwardly at their Curves,

Their Smooth Interior,

Erotic at Times,

Proud and Closed at other Times,

Fickle with their Colorful Seasonal Displays of Dress

We participate as an Audience in their Carneval Celebrations,

Until such Time when they Close and Sleep under a Blanket of White ,

Only to Reincarnate once again at the Creator's Delight,

Stop, Look,

There They Grow,

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13 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful poetry to go with your exquisite artistry of flowers...My vote!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Well such beautiful words are perfectly paired with these beautiful and dinstinctly unique YOU flower shots - A lovely entry and I vote YES! Enthusiastically - ;-))

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Wow Elfriede, you have more than one talent both the photos and the words are beautiful and worthy of being published.

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    voted! wonderful!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Superb work E!!! You know how much I love them!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Gets my vote, El! Couldn't be any more beautiful--both the poem and the photos! (Put me on the list to buy your book.)

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (23 Aug 2009):

    Agree with Andrea. Voted!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Great Story And Photos! VOTED!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Words composed as beautifully as your pictures. You are clearly someone of many talents. Most definitely voting a great big Yeah.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster   gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Breathtaking words and photos.........voted.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 May 2010):

    love it! my vote

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    Visiting this once again. Don't know which is more profoundly beautiful....the photos, or the poem!!!

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    Stunning shots! Simply beautiful, great work! My vote

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