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Poetry posted in this category are works of fiction. Names, places, characters, events, and incidents are created by the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblances to actual persons (living or dead), organizations, companies, events, or locales are entirely coincidental.
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Seasoned to Taste - 1. Classics

Spring into an adventure--a blind date.

Find me and my two lavender roses.

But then TWO sees bright yellow daffodils

and a pair of warm brown eyes. ONE!

The roses are easily forgotten.

Rhubarb upside-down cake with cream to share,

coffee with milk and green tea with lemon;

two different cups and a common denominator--

it begins.

 

Summer

The two-some nibble early strawberries--

a tiny balcony is their island,

where dahlias in blue flower boxes

bop crimson heads to a lilting soft breeze.

 

An older lady presents proudly her

new pink hairdo to a smiling waiter;

it's finally summer--time to be brave

and embrace a new idea of love.

 

A gaggle of small kindergarteners

head to the water playground with their coach,

a wriggling rainbow bounces happily

between old park trees that yearn for the rain.

 

First, damp air clogs anxious alveoli,

then sharp heat singes everything alive,

and dried-out soil can't absorb sudden rain--

the floods wash away all. The planet aches.

 

Fall

Today she will be introduced to George,

black shoes crush fallen leaves, red, gold, and brown;

at the entrance of the cemetery,

a newly-hatched imago waits for her.

 

A baseball bat, blemished by dark red spots,

has always been his striking argument,

November rain deletes the pupae's past.

To new beginnings.

 

Winter

The two-some share a blanket nowadays,

their balcony is still their quiet place,

big stars adorn the flower boxes now

and Christmas lights glow happily by night.

 

An older lady presents proudly her

new green hairdo to a smiling woman;

it's finally winter--time to embrace

and announce her new love to the whole world.

Thank you for reading my poems. There's more to come a.k.a. Chapter 2.
Copyright © 2024 Aditus; All Rights Reserved.
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Poetry posted in this category are works of fiction. Names, places, characters, events, and incidents are created by the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblances to actual persons (living or dead), organizations, companies, events, or locales are entirely coincidental.
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I enjoyed the kaleidoscope of images in these four poems. The gaggle of kindergartners will remain with me for quite a while. Thank you! 

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2 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

the kaleidoscope of images

A kaleidoscope yes, or a mosaic and the glue were the seasons.

Thank you for reading and commenting on my stories within stories, Parker.

 

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A very descriptive journey through the seasons with a two-some.  It was quite intriguing  and enjoyable.    

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Lots of different imagery to contemplate. 

Thanks for these. 

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You had me at rhubarb 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 best food ever. 

 

 Beautiful layering, I swear I'm not crying for things lost and things found. And no I'm not gonna threaten you with a dog house this time, @kbois told me I had to behave for once 😭😭😭

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7 hours ago, kbois said:

Lots of different imagery to contemplate. 

There's order...somewhere.

Thank you, for reading, kbois.

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9 hours ago, Bill W said:

It was quite intriguing  and enjoyable.    

I'm glad you think so, Bill. Thank you for reading and commenting on the Classics. There's more...though.; )

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6 hours ago, centexhairysub said:

What a real delight; and so descriptive;

Thank you! :D

6 hours ago, centexhairysub said:

love the change of hair color... 

Yay! 

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2 hours ago, RainbowPhoenixWI said:

You had me at rhubarb

LOL

2 hours ago, RainbowPhoenixWI said:

@kbois told me I had to behave for once

I'm glad you listen to someone....

Anyway, thank you for reading the first chapter.

 

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There was such a parade here, Adi, from crimson dahlias bopping heads, to a planet aching, to pink hair, to a blemished baseball bat and a cemetery. I felt joy, darkness, renewal, and love... and braveness in your seasons. I read this four times, getting more each time. Well done, my friend. Your wonderful way with words shines through as always. Cheers!

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Life provides an ever changing appreciation of the passage of the seasons. You paint such lovely images with words.

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On 4/12/2024 at 5:18 PM, Headstall said:

I felt joy, darkness, renewal, and love... and braveness in your seasons.

Perfect! It makes me tremendously happy you could feel all this when you read my poems. Thank you. Gary.

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On 4/13/2024 at 12:40 PM, dughlas said:

Life provides an ever changing appreciation of the passage of the seasons. You paint such lovely images with words.

Your comment is a well-appreciated pick me up on a dreary Monday morning. Thank you, dughlas. :hug:

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