White Calla Lilies…delight

White Call Lilies...delight
White Call Lilies…delight

Lilies drink from chalice white,
raindrop nectar, a crystal dew delight,
and leaves so vibrant green in yearning reach,
while diamond orbs do skate their breach,
wave in rains delicate, tender massage.

Their yellow tongues reach up for light,
even amid the dim days sight,
as trails of water run to ground,
finger like tributaries and paths profound,
invade the molten earth.

White Calla lilies, I love them so,
their pristine white and green and gold,
in perfect chalice form they hold,
a unique and beauteous form,
that lines my garden in winter’s scowl.

And even in the rains they stay,
their hearts so pure and enduring they,
do lift my heart in days dismayed,
to see their endless hope,
their aspirations of better days to come.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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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 “White Calla Lilies…delight

  • August 9, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    A very descriptive and beautiful poem and tale of one of my favorite flowers. As a photographer I can’t walk by a flower bed without stopping and try to capture nature’s handiwork. More often than not I fail to duplicate what I see before me. This is an awesome piece and I enjoyed it so.

    • August 9, 2017 at 6:18 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it Kurt. I’m exactly the same, when I was in the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland it was the beautiful garden I have ever seen and I took over one thousand shots.

  • August 9, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    I love this verse about the beautiful white Calla Lilies, Tony. I grew them when I lived in San Jose, California. My backyard had a pool and the Calla Lilies greatly enhanced the area, along with ferns, fuchsias, and other beauties. The Calla Lilies were the first thing that drew everyone’s attention, because they were so pristine white. Thank you bringing back memories of my beloved garden with your lovely verse of vivid imagery.

  • August 9, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    Pleased you enjoyed it Phyllis, the Calla lilies grow everywhere down here in Adelaide at this time of year and I thought it fitting they should have a poem. Cheers!


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