Promise in a Poem (Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge entry)

 

I am unique among my peers
having arisen from the Winter
more or less intact… if a bit bedraggled.
One might say the word—disarray?
to describe broken remnants
and staring, bleary rimless eyes
askew and discolored
arrangement of my limbs and leaves,
disheveled scraps of nascent green
tones, silky serrated edges of hemline.
Better days have been….and will be again
and my modest Winter garments
will have fallen to the ground.
Please don’t judge me—for who among us
can preserve the beauty and newness of Summer
beyond the ravages of rain and snow
and Cold from the relentless winds?
You are invited to return in half a year hence,
and feast upon my resurrected beauty
as new green foliage  and velvety petals
of red and white roses prevail.

© Sometimes, 2017

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: January 22, 2017

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29 thoughts on “Promise in a Poem (Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge entry)

  1. Patricia–This is my favorite way to get information–from friends or people I run into. Beats other types of research and instruction manuals. Thanks.. If you like yours, I’ll see if they are still available and get one. J

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    1. so Asited! as my greatgranddaughter once said…. I just spent an hour or so with my scanner/converter toy…and I love it! I am preparing a post…which I’ll have out shortly. Slides from 1996, and I am thrilled with them! I won’t try to do all of the thousands of slides… I did about 36 slides (one box) in about two hours (and hour and a half figuring it out…half an hour actual transfer from box to computer file. Its a compact thing, won’t take up a bulky space. I love it…

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  2. I read that poem before the picture had loaded, & I must say it was more powerful once I saw the picture – which made me think, maybe putting the picture at the end of the poem would make it more impactful. Just some feedback. Daria.

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    1. great suggestion Daria, thanks. I think you’re right, that illustrations that go with might be better used after the poem… another point is that by putting the photo first they conflict with my header photo that doesn’t change often. Thnx!

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      1. 🙂 I was just practicing with my new camera, snow and cold, and shot some close-ups. This climbing rose at my front deck was handy, and then I found it pretty appealing. (The old faded-rose syndrome, I guess.)

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    1. not recently…just the photo of the tulip. It’s a relic of thirty five years or so ago…my not-yet husband sent me a pot of tulips for easter. When I moved I gave the bulbs to my best friend, who put them in her garden. Then later she brought them over and planted them here. Last year ONE came up, because their area had had an issue with a rototiller the previous year. How’s that for way more information than really needed? Ha!

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    1. its the political atmosphere…everybody feels like that I think 🙂 I think I’ll concentrate on my thousands of slides and CDs….but its been awhile since I was into that. Times a wasting though…so time to get serious here.

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      1. I bought a digital film/slide converter (rapid feeder) that takes stacks of about 20 slides at a time, but except for a basic look-see I haven’t worked with it yet. It seems like a good gadget…maybe I’ll review it in my blog. 🙂

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      2. Please do, GM. It would be incentive for you and I’d love to know the brand name, price and how well your converter works. Also, would you mind telling me your first name? Hate to call someone who is probably the same age as me “Grandmama.” Ha.

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      3. it’s grad.mama. I really am a grandmother too. My first name is Patricia, or Pat. I’ll send you info about the converter…I only toyed with it when it first came to see if it would work, and I concluded it would work well once I learned the ropes. I like that one can load a stack (of about 20 slides) . It’s [Vupoint Solutions. Digital Film/Slide Converter with rapid feeder. http://www.vupointsolutions.com The dealer is The Sharper Image http://www.sharperimage.com … not sure how much I paid for it, I’m thinking $150 or so…I’ll check.

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      4. Oh good grief, you have told me this before a couple of years ago! My memory is disgraceful and how could I miss the absence of the n???Guess I just thought you had a cold! Sorry Patricia. If your slide converter is from Sharper Image, I’m sure it must be a good one..

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      5. I googled it at the url I sent you last night, and found a really helpful instruction page. The reviews are all great except a couple who can’t deal with “foreign accents.” It takes a bit of thinking, but it the brain is working it is clear enough. Good art on it, too. When I bought it I probably paid for it with the gas bill funds…my priorities tend to be a bit lopsided. 🙂

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