Friday, September 13, 2013

Floral Emissaries


Asphalt
grooved by
pilgrim’s feet
snakes through blossoms.

Rainbows growing
as far as the eye can see
renew spirits weary
from war’s dirge
sung over marble stones.

Painted by divine brush strokes
the flowering emissaries of peace
reach into the soul to disarm anger
with seedlings of peace.


©Susie Clevenger 2013

Written for Hannah's Hungry and Haunted prompt at Real Toads


14 comments:

Enigmatic Soul said...

Superb imagery and wordplay. Loved it.

Debi Swim said...

Painted by divine brush strokes
the flowering emissaries of peace

Beautiful poem and that is a gorgeous picture isn't it?

Hannah said...

Oh. My. Gorgeous.

I just love the flow throughout and the rich imagery you bring to this really enhances this image wonderfully, Susie.

Thank you for writing today! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Written with divine keystrokes.
K

kaykuala said...

Beautiful flow throughout and great word craft, Susie! Nicely!

Hank

Ben Ditty said...

Your metaphors are always so deep and incredible, Susie. The soul of a butterfly :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

renew spirits weary
from war’s dirge
sung over marble stones...

These lines particularly convey the Japanese theme to me.

Sam Edge said...

this is great poetry - sounds and images are perfect

Other Mary said...

Beautiful Susie. I think we should all go out and plant some peace seeds now!

Margaret said...

snakes through... which is kind of a warning - but then it is painted "divine" and ends in peace. Nice!

humbird said...

'the flowering emissaries of peace' ~ golden words!

Mama Zen said...

This is really pretty.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the pilgrim's feet, the marble stones and the flowering emissaries of peace. Just beautiful, Susie.

hedgewitch said...

The words wind as sinuously and vividly as the paths, Susie, and whether the way to peace is paved or not, I know it's this beautiful.