Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Summer's Stained Glass



Connected to the divine,
flowers move in a wind dance
raising petals in praise
for the season of blooming. 

Anointed with beauty
their graceful movement
testifies the glory of color
in their garden temple.

Caught in summer’s stained glass
blossoms grace sunlit days,
wooing eyes to celebrate the gift of escape
for vision harried by worry’s intrusion.


©Susie Clevenger 2013



18 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Your first stanza reeled me right in, with the flowers moving in their "wind dance...in praise for the season of blooming." Very lovely.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is all lovely, but the last two lines really appeal to me, Susie.
K

humbird said...

Ah, this image of dancing in the wind flowers...how nice

Ella said...

I love the playful feel the wind and the wooing~ Beautiful

Vandana Sharma said...

It has a charming tone and a beautiful feeling:) Reading it in the morning is giving me peace.:) Thanks

Bill Nicholls said...

Wonderful and magical though I can't get the thought of Dandilions out of my mind as they blow in the breeze

Kerry O'Connor said...

Flowers definitely do have a soothing effect of human consciousness. I love your title and the way you brought that image into the lines of the poem.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Flowers as stained glass of summer- beautiful.

hedgewitch said...

A sighing sense of relief and escape in the garden, and that connection to something larger that nature always brings. Enjoyed it, Susie.

Heaven said...

I love the season of blooming ~ They are a gift to one's worries & tired eyes ~ Beautiful Susie ~

Marian said...

hallelujah!

Kim Nelson said...

A lovely read, Susie, but I particularly like your phrases "connected to the divine" and "anointed with beauty". They add depth and fondness.

Margaret said...

... "the gift of escape". What a clever line!

Hannah said...

I love the facets of emotion that you explored with the balance and beauty of flowers to cast their spell. Well done, Susie!

Peggy said...

I like the way you brought in the emotions. Lovely photo as well.

Luke Prater said...

lovely piece, Ginny.. sorry I haven't been around for so long : (

Susan said...

Pointing out the spiritual core and gift of the flowers. A delight.

Luke Prater said...

oops sorry I meant Susie not Ginny! Huge apologies! xxx