Layered

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Composition of petalled form –

multi-faceted, layered,

more than meets first

glance. Hers is a beauty

.

of texture, where life’s hard

knocks iron youth’s folly

into wrinkles in heart

and skin. Of colour,

.

where joy and tears mix,

the yellows and blues

combining to grow grass

green. Of flavour,

.

where character’s finer

subtleties make ingesting

her presence delightfully

palatable. Of aroma, where

.

trials and tribulations have

heightened olfactory nerves

to the presence of peace. Mother,

wife, daughter, friend, professional –

.

petal to petal, sepal to stem,

they build the mosaic,

complexity of bloom. Hers

is a beauty to own, layered.

 

 

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27 comments on “Layered

  1. russtowne says:

    I especially love the first and last 4 lines. Lovely, Melody.
    Russ

  2. theywhoseek says:

    This is beautiful! ~ Blessings ~

  3. Peony? Afraid the photo took my attention!

  4. Robert Rife says:

    You’re just getting better with age, aren’t ya? This is excellent.

  5. I find that everything in nature reveals us to ourself ~don’t you believe ?

  6. Heidi Viars says:

    I think I can smell them πŸ™‚

  7. Gallivanta says:

    Thoroughly gorgeous.

  8. Caddo-Jael says:

    Oh good, someone else guessed peony first. I love the 2nd stanza best–speaks to me.

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