The flower in the stone.

Summer morning light I shine to you
Feel my intense insight whisper cheek
Bold scarlet cold body on cold dry boulders
Blink love blink levity
Now uplift
Hear! Feel my tug of war.
I am.
Lord God of the Garden.

About this poem

Finding your way through adversity is akin to pulling weeds from your natural garden then walking an empty path to enlightenment and growth happening with each fresh step effervescing in prickled forms.

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Written on June 09, 2021

Submitted by heathert.34240 on September 07, 2021

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 212
Words 41
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

Heather Lydia Thornhill

Moods and mindsets poetry. Published. Book in progress: Don't talk rot. more…

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  • nooshin
    wow! an engaging innocent image that suddenly pierces through your soul... loved it!
    LikeReply 15 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful poem! Your use of vivid imagery and strong language truly captured the beauty and energy of a summer morning. I love the contrast between the "bold scarlet cold body" and the "cold dry boulders" - it really adds depth to the piece. And the line "Blink love blink levity" is so fun and full of life. The climax with the "Aaaaaangel" is absolutely stunning - I could feel the pull of the tug of war and the grandeur of the Lord God of the Garden. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful work of art! 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • martindansky
    Lovely poem of the brief angelic life of a bloom contrasted to its stone anchor.
    LikeReply 21 year ago


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