Elegant Flowers All

Elegant soldiers in uniform…

Elegant Flowers All
Elegant Flowers All…beautiful tulips

Precious tulips, with bleeding petals
like soldiers stand,
by the brown glossy river flow,
in clumped platoons bent to suns arc,
open mouthed, imploring food
they dream.

Some yellow as the sun,
others pink and white,
together as single platoons
each group on green up reaching,
so prim and proper their stance,
their collective might.

If only they could move,
march in the precision they would like,
their colors like uniforms,
their stature tall and straight,
proud plumes of nature’s weighted smile,
glorious tulips on parade.

And that river flows, gliding so silently,
blue reflections ripple by
with willow fronds dipping so quietly
to cool their fingers
and feel that dragging movement
of a river’s proud reply.

How I love the tulips, their open minds,
so pretty in their countenance,
so elegant in their sun-blessed sighs,
and they brighten my mood,
a weary mind alive
just to watch them open, gives me hope.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “Elegant Flowers All

  • November 19, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Very beautiful Tony..how vividly you capture here the beauty of the classic tulips, the precious gifts from nature to give us all new inspiration and hope..I loved this and thank you so much for sharing..

    • November 19, 2016 at 5:49 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it Anjana, I fell in loved with tulips when I went to Holland and saw such magnificent arrays of flowers I will never forget it. Take care.

  • November 19, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    A beautiful tribute to an elegant flower. I love to watch spring bulbs send up their beauty. Lovely poem, Tony.

  • November 19, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, yes , Its wonderful to witness the transformation and color of nature’s seasons unfold. Take care.


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