Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Symmetry in Threes



rising in early spring
i grow with milky eyes
nestling amidst a whorl of 3 leaves

sharing the forest floor with ostrich ferns,
and wild ginger, my three-pointed bloom
a trinity of beauty

under shades of blue ash trees
my scent of lemon oil, alluring 
even as i droop by summer, i'm pink, pink, pink





Note:  large flowered trillium is the provincial flower of Ontario, Canada.  


Posted for D'verse poets Pub - Poetics hosted by Mish.  We are writing from nature's point of view ~  Join us when the pub opens at 3pm EST.

32 comments:

  1. Nature sure has an allure as it springs to life.

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  2. I love how you bring alive with scents and touch the diverse forest floor. Wonderful poem that invites the reader to come be part of the thriving habitat.

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  3. I grow with milky eyes... what a wonderful way of describing a beautiful flower... love how you have described it's scents.

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  4. Wonderful poem Grace. The milky eyes and the neighboring plants add complexity.

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  5. You speak eloquently for the trillium, and bring alive its surroundings for us. Beautifully written!

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  6. Love this voice...this trinity of beauty. Just beautiful, Grace. The words "spring sublime" come to mind.

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  7. I adore trilliums. They're so delicate. Lovely poem, Grace.

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  8. Nice view from the perspective of a trillium seeing itself as a trinity of beauty.

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  9. Ah yes, the trinity, finding parallels throughout the fabric of nature. Love how you rock the prompt & fan nationalistic pride at the same time. I have never seen a trillium; do we grow them in the lower 48?

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    1. We grow them all over Glenn. Red, purest white, pale pink, deep in forests with deep cover... I once picked a bouquet of them a few summers ago near us. Since then, I visit but do not pick letting them live in peace.

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  10. Grace, that is a very beautiful flower. I wonder if I have seen one in Canada.

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  11. I had never heard of the large flowered trillium and didn't know that it is the provincial flower of Ontario.
    I can picture it with its milky eyes 'nestling amidst a whorl of 3 leaves'. I love the colour in this poem, Grace.

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  12. Ending is perfect, perfect, perfect!

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  13. I enjoyed the surrounding sights and scents you describe so well from the trillium's point of view.I love that you have paid tribute to our provincial flower. Always a treat to see them.

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  14. I love trilliums. and I love this poem.Growing "with milky eyes". What a lovely way to describe a flower growing.

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  15. This is cool. I've never actually worked a number into a poem (I don't think) ... You have some inspired ideas and imbue your pieces with them WONDERFULLY.

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  16. The symmetry was perfect. Threes of beauty... pink, pink, pink.

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  17. "I'm pink pink pink" -- love this.

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  18. oh your words are delicate as the flower. <3 <3 <3

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  19. wonderful flower, never seen one in real. :)

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  20. sooooo love the playful voice at the end...every word drops from the heart of Beauty...

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  21. Such a beautiful flower, and a beautiful poem about it!

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  22. My favorite flower...my mother had them along one side of her house...so fragile. At first I thought moon drops, then scrolled to the picture. Lovely poem.

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  23. When we visit Maine in spring, I look for Trillium (Maine has the red kind) but almost always, it is gone by then. I heard that it is an endangered species. I heard that it does not smell so good so I am a little pleasantly surprised that yours have a lemony fragrance to it. :-)

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  24. A lovely poem for a lovely flower, I especially like the trinity aspect.

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  25. There is a dancing rhythm to this.... a song of Spring.

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  26. my scent of lemon oil, alluring
    even as i droop by summer, i'm
    pink, pink, pink-

    Scented flowers always a wonder!

    Hank

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  27. It's stunning, just as beautiful as the words you wrote to honor it. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend, Grace.

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  28. I have always been excited to come across Trilliums in the woods (not where I live currently) I'll have to bend over next time to take in the scent you mention :)

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  29. How lovely this flower is, Grace. I love, 'a trinity of beauty'.

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