Monday, June 3, 2013

A Flower's Gift




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Psyche Opening The Door into Cupid's Garden
John William Waterhouse 1904
In the public domain in the United States



Whither marks the passing of this day?
Its limned edges folding in upon themselves,
A golden harness of thought’s lightest dreams
Sylph-like in their curtained dances
Bloom along the day’s lined pathways.

Each flower,
A chance
Again to seamlessly draw in
The motion of god’s breath
Beneath feet clad only
In the sandals of hope.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013


Hello all and Happy Tuesday. It is time for dVerse

66 comments:

  1. This is lovely and sensual.

    " Beneath feet clad only
    In the sandals of hope."

    Beautiful words.

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  2. Sandals of hope is such a lovely idea - a kind of fragility there - with exposure of all the bare places. Very cool. k.

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  3. each flower a chance to draw in gods breath....dang...love those lines...so much opportunity there to be had...i need those sandals a bit after my day...just saying...

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  4. I love the images that flow together to create such a love atmosphere.

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  5. I see the value of hope in countless ways daily and want to issue everyone a pair of your precious sandals.

    Hugs!

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  6. I myself are exhaling slowly...Audrey, your words provide me a lovely respite from the often hectic "day to day" :D

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  7. Clad in the sandals of hope....what a beautiful line, and now that I have had my quota of beauty I can begin my writing day.

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  8. each flower a chance to draw in gods breath...lovely Audrey. Love the sandals of hope too :)

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    1. Thank you Ayala! I loved your piece as well this week!

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  9. Love the meaning of this poem I also liked how you described the beauty of nature with a chance for hope in this poem.

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  10. love the sandals of hope - and the breathing of grace after a long hard day

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  11. The whole last stanza makes say yes.. and the sandals of hopes sound great.

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  12. Just beautiful Audrey. I especially love: "in their curtained dances
    Bloom along the day’s lined pathways." and: "Beneath feet clad only
    In the sandals of hope."

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  13. "he motion of god’s breath
    Beneath feet clad only
    In the sandals of hope." oh Audrey how beautiful!

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  14. Smartly architected, I like the use of curtained and limned to name a few. The clad in sandals of hope, is a really nice finish.

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  15. I love the hope and wistful tone that runs though the poem!!

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    1. Thank you Christy! Hope all is well in your world!

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  16. This is so wistful and beautiful, Audrey.

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  17. I love the imagery and the message. Sandals of hope is a very nice thought!

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  18. This is absolutely beautiful, especially the second stanza. I also love the accompanying artwork.

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  19. I hate to repeat what others have said, but "sandals of hope", is pretty darn awesome. Beautiful, Audrey.

    Pamela

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  20. Wonderful imagery as always - I sincerely love your poems. :)

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    1. Hi Cyndi! Thank you for your kind words--so greatly appreciated!

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  21. clad in sandals and hope...beautiful phrase, Audrey!

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  22. decadent and divine. Just gorgeous. I am wowed. Like I just ate Godiva chocolate.

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  23. What lovely images your words paint. Well chosen picture to go with them too.

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    1. Hi Ginny--thank you--I so appreciate your comments!

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  24. Be free in the presence of God...simply beautiful!

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    1. Yes--I guess that is how it worked out in this piece--Thank you!

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  25. Memorable and expressed in an original and authentic poetic voice. Great job!

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  26. A sense of freedom and another day, great write at your bay

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  27. Hooked at "each flower a chance"...a beautifully loaded phrase...and a lovely write, altogether . ~jackie~

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  28. I love the classical style of this, the words and images you use, the substance of the poem - how best to use this day. Guess I just loved the poem.

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  29. Beautiful writing - the sandals of hope are something I could use.

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  30. your language captures time-gone-by esp. in your first stanza. And I enjoy your closure with hope clad feet.

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  31. ...excellent write Audrey... i especially like the message in the last verse... and that sandals of hope...ah, lovely... smiles...

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  32. Sandals of hope - loved it !!!

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  33. Golden harness of thought's lightest dream.....wow, that sounds too divine.

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