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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Purple (11/05/09)

TITLE: Blessed Bouquet
By Yvonne Blake
11/10/09


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Purple crocus bursts through snow,
Reaching sunward, warm winds blow.
“Welcome, spring!”
It seems to sing.
Winter’s over—don’t you know?

Lavender lilacs, in a cluster,
Looking like a French maid’s duster;
Shaking around,
Petals surround,
Giving the yard a fragrant luster.

A blanket of violets covers the lawn,
Woven in webs before the dawn;
Sparkly dew,
A royal hue,
Provides a bed for a doe and fawn.

Twining morning glory vine,
Over lattice, trailing fine;
Fragile trumpets,
Shade our crumpets.
Having tea, we chat and dine.

Johnny jump-ups here and there,
Escape the garden if they dare.
Little faces,
Tiny spaces,
Happiness, without a care.

Purple clover, soft enough,
Tickling bunny’s powder puff.
Bees are buzzing,
Blossoms fuzzing,
Pom-poms filled with honey stuff.

Row on row, lupine blooms
Parading soldiers’ helmet plumes;
Attention formation,
Creator ovation;
Down in valleys, over dunes.

A burst of sparkle, fireweed,
Magenta flames, butterflies feed;
Fizzle gone,
Summer done,
Bouquets sing His praise, indeed.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 11/12/09
Absolutely gorgeous images in your purple poem. I love it.
Lynda Schultz 11/12/09
Beautiful.
Loren T. Lowery11/13/09
Beautiful and uplifting. I felt as I was taking a walk down a garden path.
Sunny Loomis 11/13/09
This is beautiful! Thank you.
Laura Manley11/15/09
Absolutely lovely! Laura
Barbara Lynn Culler11/16/09
What a lovely poem!
Jan Ackerson 11/16/09
This is gorgeous! And I love the structure--sometimes I just get tired of 4-line poems. This was a welcome change of pace. Lovely!
Linda Wright11/16/09
I love this beautiful, happy poem! You created very picturesque images. I could almost see this delightful garden. Good job!!
Jim McWhinnie 11/16/09
Yvonne, a tour-de-force of word choice perfectly fitting the poetic form - a wonderful example of a finely crafted poem.
Kate Oliver Webb11/16/09
This is really sweet and hopeful. I could feel the peace and smell the new spring flowers. Enjoyed being there!
Marita Thelander 11/16/09
Nicely done. Several lines stood out but my favs were the tickling bunny powder puffs and then the pom-poms filled with honey stuff. Makes me smile. : )
Betty Castleberry11/18/09
As a gardener, this struck a chord with me. Loved the imagery. Two thumbs up.
Carol Slider 11/18/09
What a lovely poem! Very well done.
Bryan Ridenour11/18/09
Super poem and I love the format you wrote it in. I beautiful look at God's Creation. Well done.
Helen Dowd 11/19/09
Yvonne, what a delightful poem about purple. We need a spring theme right now. We are having rain, rain, rain, but not springtime rain. This is a cold drizzle, so I feel so cheered by your bright and "fuzzy" poem about PURPLE. Thanks! God's blessings...Helen
Helen Dowd 11/19/09
Oh, and I forgot to congratulate you on your Highly Recommended win....Helen again.