by Faye Gibson |
Coyly smiling at the sun
with brightly colored face,
a demeanor quietly homespun
garlanded with ruffled grace;
wherever planted, sheds crisp cheer
all about the garden plot,
sophisticated peers may proudly sneer;
bravely, she smiles on from her spot.
Determined through the winter cold
to continue blooming by the walk,
I love to see her shining there;
oh, if that simple face could talk!
There are others, I confess,
who possess more glorious flair;
but, to me, in all the world of flowers
to the pansy they cannot compare.
Copyright, August 11, 2016
Faye Lanham Gibson
by Susan Buchel |
family, holiday, love, pets,
Christmases Past, on Mantel Hung
Three stockings line the hearth, each one a "tail"
of warm Christmas past, of love
hand-knitted, chewed by pup!
submitted by Susan Buchel for "Christmas Stockings Tribute" Contest.
Written 11/6/2011 with thanks for prodding homespun memories!
by Regina Riddle |
beautiful, beauty, garden, heaven, inspiration, inspirational, peace,
Traipsing along on old dirt paths
Struggling to avoid garden wraths
Within the maze of sinuous limbs
Whispering like soft, gentle hymns
Twisting, turning, yearning for love
Lost amid blush roses sent from above
A puzzle of joys in the green branches
Covering the heart of heavenly ranches
Homespun joys sing from the bushes
Brilliant, bold colors of crimson pushes
Touching my spirit with tendrils of leaves
Caressing a wall of blooms that relieves
Trapped by the swaying of euphoric breezes
Softly enfolding my heart’s hope so it pleases
Maze - 10 Word Challenge Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: A Dear Heart
June 22, 2020