Wishful Thinking

There are grey days
cloud descendant misty days
loud angry thunder days
torturously grueling tortoise days
furiously frenetic days
and there are flowers.

Petals for the gathering.

Sunflower fields
heady lilacs, sweet moss rose
shasta daisies, brown-eyed susans
and anytime-of-day four o’clocks.
All ye readers, come flower with me.
Close your eyes and just imagine

a world in bloom, not aflame,
an every hour morning glory.

Written for dVerse Tuesday Poetics where Mish asks us to make a wish today. All photos taken from various vacations, walks around Boston and Provincetown.

 

54 thoughts on “Wishful Thinking

    • lillian September 6, 2016 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you, Bjorn! 🙂 Would that it could all come true!

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  1. kanzensakura September 6, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I love this entire poem but the last two lines are amazing. Lovely work, lovely words, lovely pics. A world in bloom and not aflame. Just gorgeous.

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    • lillian September 6, 2016 / 3:24 pm

      Smiling I am. So very very happy you enjoyed! Have a perfectly blooming rest of your day, my friend!

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  2. katiemiafrederick September 6, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Life blooms with
    wishes of Fearless
    Hopeful Love.. Life
    Leaves
    in FaLL
    of doubt
    and illusory
    fears growing
    to hate.. Wishes
    dream with never
    doubt.. fear.. and hate..
    FloWers Rose kNowS and
    FeeLs onLy liGht oF Tidal Wave..:)

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  3. whimsygizmo September 6, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    OH, all those days…
    and then THIS:
    “and there are flowers.”

    Perfect.

    As E.E. Cummings said, “Lady, I swear by all flowers…”
    I.LOVE.THIS.

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:45 am

      Smiling I am….so very glad you enjoyed!

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  4. Marilyn Cavicchia September 6, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    I really like your first stanza: the surprise of “flowers” after all the other lines ending with “days.”

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:50 am

      Thank you! Yes….the flowers are seen as beautiful calm nature….juxtaposed to our frenetic day-to-day life.

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  5. Glenn Buttkus September 6, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Your closing stanza was killer good. A strong poetic–I guess your time off recharged your system. I love the line /torturously grueling tortoise days/–though oddly at first I read “tortoise” as “turquoise”, which also seemed to work.

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:51 am

      So glad you enjoyed, Glenn. Always appreciate your thoughtful read! Many thanks!

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  6. kim881 September 6, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I love the word play in the lines:
    ‘torturously grueling tortoise days
    furiously frenetic days’
    and the way the poem ends with flowers!

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Thank you, Kim. So glad you enjoyed! It was a wonderful prompt!

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  7. Mish September 6, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I adore this! The contrast, the repetition of days in the first stanza, the use of flower as a verb…yes!! This is truly wishful thinking but a wish that should come true. Stunning photos as well, Lillian! 🙂

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Ah Mish….thank you so much. I really really loved the prompt!!

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  8. Carol J Forrester September 6, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    You can feel the pressure in the first stanza and then it lifts so suddenly I actually felt myself relax. Beautifully written.

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:52 am

      You understood my meaning exactly! Hurrah! Thank you so much for your thoughtful read.

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      • Carol J Forrester September 7, 2016 / 6:15 pm

        Thank you for providing the wonderful reading material. 🙂

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) September 6, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    What a gorgeous wish! ❤ I can feel the passion reigning in ‘a world in bloom, not aflame, an every hour morning glory.’ Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Do you know the flower, the morning glory? It truly is a gorgeously beautiful flower!

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  10. Victoria C. Slotto September 6, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    How I love the direction you took this, the powerful metaphoric quality of the poem and, of course, the flowers–one of my greatest delights.

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Victoria. I really loved the prompt! And yes, I too adore flowers! 🙂 As you can tell by all my photo taking!

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  11. Joon September 6, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Beautiful transition:

    “Petals for the gathering.

    Sunflower fields
    heady lilacs, sweet moss rose
    shasta daisies”

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Ah yes. Would that the world could pivot, transition, and gather the beautiful petals instead of the hatred that is sown by so many.

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  12. ladyleemanila September 7, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I’d love to come flowering with you, Lilian 🙂 lovely poem and photos ❤

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Would that our world could be a paradise for all…..

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Wouldn’t it be a wonderful verb for all to follow??? 🙂

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    • lillian September 7, 2016 / 10:57 am

      Oh, smiling I am. What a wonderful compliment!!! MANY thanks! 🙂

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  13. Laura Bloomsbury September 7, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    bouquet of daily bounty beautifully tied – I like the comparison between the types of days and flowers – very original

    p.s. love that plumeria pic

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    • lillian September 8, 2016 / 8:14 am

      I do enjoy “making” verbs! 🙂

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  14. Linda Kruschke September 7, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I adore this! What a wonderful way of wishful thinking. And your photos are gorgeous.

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    • lillian September 8, 2016 / 8:15 am

      Smiling I am…..so glad you enjoyed it. I do love taking photos of flowers 🙂

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    • lillian September 8, 2016 / 8:15 am

      Thank you, Imelda! So nice to see you here this morning! 🙂

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      • Imelda September 9, 2016 / 10:21 pm

        Welcome, Lilian. 🙂 I had a little lull in my motherly duties. 🙂

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