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Friday, October 14, 2011

This morning's drive to work shone brightly as I saw reddened wispy clouds moving from a full moon in the west over to the morning sun rising in the east.  It inspired the following words....


scarlet mornings sweep
colorful cadence across
dust-ridden dance floors

while

dancing wallflowers
gaze upon distant faces
freshly painted light

Petrina Lesko
October 2011

53 comments:

kaykuala said...

Not many are aware of such phenomena. Most would just drive. You brought to us a wonderful offering of appreciation. Great, Petrina!

Hank

Ann Grenier said...

Love your set of Haiku poems to acknowledge a beautiful sunrise. I stepped out of the house yesterday morning at just the right moment to see the deep pink eastern sky above me. This miracle is so fleeting, especially now that we live in the woods.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Beautifully written, well-constructed! I know that emphasizing your form here may look a little strange; after all, this is about perceiving the lovely things you saw, but this structure does so much for your description. Excellent choice!

Angela Recada said...

Your poetry is lovely. I can almost picture the sky you describe. Simply lovely.

Catherine A. Winn said...

Lovely poems, great imagery!

Friko said...

It must have been a lovely morning!

marit said...

I think the first sentence of this entry should be part of the poem. Maybe add another sentence in lieu of "It inspired the following words" and then jump directly into the poem. But those are just my two cents. I don't mean to give this critique because I don't like this -- on the contrary, I think this is a very very very good poem. I'm just an editor by profession, and cannot help editing what I enjoy immensely!

PS - thank you for stopping by my blog

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Reads like a beautiful morning! For sure! :)

izzy said...

Sounds lovely! thanks for visiting-

That gentleman's lady said...

Thank you for stopping by!

I love the thought of freshly painted light...

Julie said...

I so admire a paintbrush that uses words for paint!
You have a gift ... a beautiful rare gift to see what others do not see until your poetry reveals it.
Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

Tammie said...

magical light has a sweet way of making things look new. lovely poetry full of feeling and light

The Old Raven said...

You have written this in a manner that took me upon your drive and showed me your thoughts. I really enjoyed this.

L'Aussie said...

Hello there Reflections. I've spent a while reading through your beautiful poetry. Such powerful imagery you've used to describe nature in your latest.

Thank you for your wise words on Romantic Friday Writers. Anyone is welcome to comment. It was hard to speak out but it's a lesson critiquers need to learn.

Denise

jabblog said...

And if you had not been driving to work you might have missed that wondrous sight and we would have missed your lovely words.

thingy said...

Oh, this is so lovely, a wonderful piece.

Brian Miller said...

you make us stop and admire it...lovely capture...like the cadence across the dance floor...

Jenny said...

What gentle loveliness you shared here.

This was enchanting.

And your header picture is so mystical. Just lovely.

Betsy said...

Oh, very nice! I have a fascination with the moon. Seeing it in the morning like that is especially cool!

jaerose said...

The joy of a new day..lilting past the window on the drive to work..wonderfully described..Jae

Myrna R. said...

Your words capture your wonderful feelings that morning.

Nice to come and visit you. I always feel uplifted after I do.

Abby said...

Now, this is the way to drive to work. Very nice.

Beachanny said...

Really lovely images playing across the poems as companions. Wonderful.

Daydreamertoo said...

A wonderful dance of words. No-one can paint a picture better than Mother Nature, and you've captured her magic with this piece.
Lovely.

John McElveen said...

This made me go look at my new floor and capture all the dust bunnies! Beautiful words!

J

Megan said...

Just beautiful.

Heaven said...

A lovely haiku set....what lovely images you shared with us.. thanks for this ~

Kathe W. said...

oh my- this is lovely..such imagery

ayala said...

Lovely images you share here- beautiful.

nance marie said...

dancing wallflowers


wonderful

Arti said...

Hello Petrina
You have the most wonderful gift..the gift of words.Lovely poetry.
Thanks for stopping by my blog,
see you soon
Arti

Aeria said...

Just beautiful!! A lovely experience to read this morning! :)

Victoria said...

Moments like this make the whole drive-to-work thing worth while. Beautifully captured, Petrina.

Diana Evans said...

What a beautiful poem Petrina!!!! your work always paints a picture in my head......

Kristen Haskell said...

Wow that is vividly beautiful.

JoDee Luna said...

What beautiful imagery. I envisioned nature's ballroom as I read your words.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

how you paint the paper with your words! just lovely!

Myrna R. said...

Hi Petrina,

Just wondering if you're okay. I've stopped by a few times and you haven't posted.

I hope you are well.

thingy said...

Hope you are okay, Petrina. We miss you.

Claudia said...

oh i love the dust-ridden dance floors cause i often want to dance on mornings like these...together with the leaves and the rising sun... wishing you a lovely sunday petrina

Brian Miller said...

thank you for stopping in today..have missed seeing you around as well...i hope you are doing good....

Brian Miller said...

just popping in to say hi...hope you are doing well...

kenny said...

Super! who needs a photograph!

Helena said...

Just saying hi - and hope to see you soon!

Brian Miller said...

just thought i would say hi today...saw your link on an old poem and knew i had not seen you in a while...hope all is well with you

Sujata Khanna said...

Hi where are you? Missing the poetry.

Brian Miller said...

hey you...smiles...thanks for popping in at dverse....so you coming back online? it was great to see you...smiles.

ammi roy said...

Good post, adding it to my blog now, thanks. >
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Brian Miller said...

heya. how are you? are you writing somewhere else now or just swinging through? good to see you...

Myrna R. said...

Hi Petrina. So nice to hear from you. Miss you. Hope you're doing well.

kaykuala said...

Petrina Ma'am,
Nice to see you around again. Been a long time.Come on back and join in the fun! Missed you!

Hank

Victoria said...

This is a wonderful example of how someone can take the morning commute and transform it into a poetic adventure!

Claudia said...

oh that sounds like a wonderful morning sun rise...and what beautiful words to capture it... the dust-ridden dance floor..i like