Sunday, May 9, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt Thirteen










iris blue


I dare not
blink, iris blue,

for
spring
colors fade
so quickly.

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Glass eye photo provided by Magpie Tales Blog, courtesy of "Willow" .
Iris photo from Wikipedia.



13 comments:

  1. A lovely tribute to Spring in all its glory ... ah, we are lucky to experience it in living color!

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  2. How very true Helen... we are so very lucky to have sight to behold the colours & beauty of life!

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  3. brilliant poem. it will be scorching soon enough, enjoy that color.

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  4. A beautiful poem -- you painted my day with the colors of seeing the divine in nature.

    Loved this magpie you wrote,
    Joanny

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  5. this is so strikingly true, their beauty last but for a moment, and then they are gone. your magpie tale was so touching, thanks!

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  6. Beautiful, Rick! I like how you tied both irises to springtime. Clever.

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  7. Time is definitely fleeting..we must grab the beauty when we can!!

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  8. Eye agree. Irises are some of my favorites!

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  9. re your question over at my place, Rick -- I've never seen blue-eyed grass for sale in a nursery -- it's a wilding. It looks so much like ordinary grass except when it blooms (and even then the blooms are minute) that it wouldn't look all that interesting. Better perhaps as a specimen plant,

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  10. cute,
    lovely image!
    Happy Tuesday!

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  11. Oh you're such a poet
    dare not blink...yes that fast
    this was a delight
    How could you see (!) such beauty in that eyeball picture???

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  12. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/05/jingles-may-follower-award-week-3.html

    awards 4 u,
    Happy Monday!

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