Extraordinary at Best

Extraordinary at Best

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

… a stem came through my side of the fence and flowered on its own.  Pretty amazing!


 Extraordinary at best

 

 

Narrow shafts of light

foster a garden stem  to grow,

to inhabit the earth

with a profusion of splendor

 

to become extraordinary

at best.

 

 

 

photography by / ©Kelly Scheppers



 


© 2018 Kelly Scheppers



Author's Note

Kelly Scheppers
I found this one day last summer, outside my apartment complex. I thought it was amazing and wanted to capture its wondrous nature!

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Simply beautiful Kelly. :) Julie

Posted 6 Days Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Days Ago

...thank you, Julie! Hope the new year is treating you kind.
This is awesome for several reasons. I love the concept & that you decided to focus on this one thought in a straightforward way, yet this idea can also fan out & cover many other scenarios in life. I love the pelargonium picture (a favorite flower of mine) peeking thru the fence. This reminds me of a delicate creeping vine that pops up around my place, growing beautifully in the most unlikely places. A refreshing moment of attention (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Days Ago

I just knew when I saw it that I had to get a picture of it. Photo opportunities like this are rare.. read more
Journey from a modest beginning to a grand establishment. This is also a rags-to-riches story in some form. :)
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Posted 1 Week Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Days Ago

Thank you ever so kindly, Anand!
and You did captured it my friend! I've visited You long time ago read some of Your poems and left You few reviews, but I know the site doesn't always notify You, I don't remember that I read this one, You did more than a wonderful job, delivering how the little wondrous beauty is but the incarnation of the whole beauty, a symbol of life, of love, of surviving, of beauty even in the most unknown, smallest or darkest places, Your choice of words is really amazing, the title alone is wondrous! some ignore these littlest things, I'm really happy You are not one of them, gifting us this little wonder :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Week Ago

I know the site has been having some technical difficulties this past week, and in my attempts of ga.. read more
"a profusion of splendor". A delightful line! So uplifting...so gentle. The photo is artful and the words, well, as always, just perfect! So glad we can get on the site again. Lydi*

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Lydi! I know how you feel. I'm like a lost puppy when this place is down. So good to have.. read more
I love the photograph, and it's a perfect image to pair with your poem. A gentle yet inspirational message of hope and strength. Even in slivers of light, we can grow. Art in few words. Outstanding.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Weeks Ago

Your words give me cause to smile, for next to poetry, photography has truly become my second passio.. read more
Robert Ray

3 Weeks Ago

You're welcome, Kelly. I look forward to seeing more.
Kelly, you were chosen to have that flower (a geranium?) because something/someone knew you'd write some beautiful about its miracle. Added to that you've shared with others which quadruples its wonder. A brief but beautiful post..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

it is.. goes baxck to when i had a second bout of measles with two.half years.. Chivers crept in one.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

3 Weeks Ago

...he looks like an orange tabby. They are so sweet!
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

They are! He was lovely tho frisky, lived til twelve Called him Chivers after an old jam/marmalade .. read more
Hi Kelly. Sorry not been on here for a while, a lot going on in my life. I read this and loved every word. I too find inspiration in nature. Very well done.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Weeks Ago

Please, no apologies necessary! I am thrilled to see you again...thank you!
An experience beautifully captured ! I feel the wonder just as you obviously did!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

So wonderful to know you felt it too! ...wow, thank you so much, Helen!
Beautifully written. I like the photo you took as well!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much! I love having my own photography illustrate my poems. Cool avatar, btw!
Yahallo

1 Month Ago

Haha, thanks! Have you seen Breaking Bad?:)

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Added on January 21, 2018
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Tags: nature, life, splendor

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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