Wildflowers ⁓ (endearing)

Wildflowers ⁓ (endearing)

A Poem by Richard
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Quatrains (in 10/8 count, abcb, defe, etc; rhyme scheme … hope you enjoy)

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        Wildflowers ~

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   Oft’ slow I'll pass by the Olde Flower Shop,

   adore each delightful bouquet,

   considering you'd most surely love one,

   but I lack the coinage to pay.


   Hang then my head low in sorrowful shame,

   strolling sadly on down the road ...

   knowing how I have once more let you down,

   and it's not so easy a load.


   Money troves in the bank, nor great riches,

   not likely I'll own very much;

   yet, all I have to give is yours, my love ...

   I'm not very handsome, as such.


   My eyes dimmer, too ... tho, still just as blue;

   this old heart beats warmly and strong,

   while all the time, my thought’s dwelling on You,

   I know they're there ~ where they belong.


   I dream of being your deserving man,

   days in-love you'll smile upon me;

   all the world alive in its lovely glow,

   my spirit soars higher and free.


   There 'long the roadside...hopeful, they beckon,

   their colors so vividly strong,

   in the breeze, lovely wildflowers dancing;

   like You ~ in my heart they belong.


   There are so many, they beg to be picked,

   but I’m not that greedy a guy,

   softly caressing the textures of each,

   grateful hands agree with the eye.


   With bounty held close, aromas so sweet,

   no wider smile my face has known.

   No vase yet received a lovelier treat,

   nor flora from God's fields e’er grown.


   It's said I'm not all that much to look at,

   my body is not quite as buff;

   my hair's thinned-out now, all silver 'n grey,

   and my love is never enough.


   Yet, I'll strive to be a more worthy man

   with money enough that you'll know,

   I can afford the most gorgeous bouquet

   a man's hand did ever bestow.


   Down on my knees, I'll present it with love,

   while begging your forgiveness, too ...

   that I'm not up to par, lacking by far,

   but I'll try my heart out for You.


   Meanwhile, darling dear, I hope You can hear

   the soft urging beat of my heart.

   It's murmuring to You, "Please, accept true,

   these Wildflowers ~ as a new start."


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                          Richard W. Jenkins

                             © 11 June 2011



                      Writer's Contest Winner

                                  

                 Natural Poetry Contest Winner

                                  


© 2018 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
One from the archives.

Critical reviews are always welcome. : )

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Beautiful, soft ..

" ..lovely wildflowers dancing; like You ~ in my heart they belong."

I don't know if this is fiction ..or a memory related..

Either way, it touches my heart .. and I imagine how I would have felt
being wooed in such a sweet, and heart-full manner..............

Jazz






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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Richard

2 Years Ago

There is one thing I know for certain, Jazz,
Your review cuts through the surface and soaks t.. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

2 Years Ago

You are most welcome ................ ♥



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A amazing and beautiful poem my friend.
"Meanwhile, darling dear, I hope You can hear
the soft urging beat of my heart.
It's murmuring to You, "Please, accept true,
these Wildflowers ~ as a new start."
I liked the complete poem and the ending above. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you truly and sincerely, Brother John!
When an accomplished peer thrusts such high enjo.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend. This poem is perfect.
Richard

1 Year Ago

"Sighhh … !"
The gesture of picking wild flowers for your loved one shows the pain you are ready to take for her... :)

Buying flowers off shop is easier doesn't require much effort...

So it's a beautiful way to show how much you care and want her...
I was reading your poem and a lady walked past me carrying a bouquet of flowers :)

I loved this poem ..:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

What a most wonderful way to begin my day, with a wonderful review of lovely Springtime sentiments f.. read more
Ardra

1 Year Ago

Heheh
:p that made me blush hahah...
The poem is very beautiful :) am glad I came acr.. read more
Richard

1 Year Ago

Me, too! ⁓😊⁓
I did enjoy your poem, the subject was so sweet.. thank you for leading me to it... ( :




Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Dear Renée,
Your brief, yet, rewarding review of this romantic little piece is mo.. read more
Renée

1 Year Ago

Once in a blue moon, when I read poetry, my mind creates a response. It happened with this sweet poe.. read more
Richard

1 Year Ago

Gosh, Renée,
How I would love to know what your mind created from this endearing piece, M'La.. read more
"nor flora from God's fields e’er grown".

Another of my favorite lines of yours.
Did you know, your poems makes woman cry?

Or is it just me?


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Dear Kate, for your lovely words of emotional involvement and inspiring praise.
Yo.. read more
Cryingkate

2 Years Ago

A Soul curtsy to you
Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you again, Kate. : )
Oh Monsieur, this is quite amazing. A poem made to feel, it is full of emotions. Two things Im asking Lord, to have someone like the man in the poem someday and to be as good as the author of this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Anna!
Your words both warm and reward me for my earnest efforts to compose and ple.. read more
Anna James

2 Years Ago

This make me smile a lot after reading. You are most welcome Monsieur!
Richard

2 Years Ago

It makes me dance inside with happiness, Anna, to know I've made you smile. ; )
a very lovely love poem it has a easy gentle cadence and i can see you walking past the formal flower shop and out to where the wild flowers are waiting for you

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Audrey,
What a lovely little review of praise and appreciation for this romantic, heart-flipp.. read more
Assonance that you have availed to
Are perfectly
Maintain it with more rhythmic

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Mukul, for selecting this romantic piece to read and comment on, and for your advice.
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i think this speaker has the most important things to give...a humble self, and love.

beautiful piece, Rascal.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Richard

2 Years Ago

Jacob, My Friend,
Your reviews are always filled with a sense of understanding, appreciation,.. read more
This is very beautiful. One of the best I have read on here in some time. Into my favorites list it goes. It reminded me of something my husband said to me before he passed away. Thank you..Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Oh, Kathie!
You bless me with your lovely countenance and gifts of praise and appreciation.read more
Not too long at all! Thoroughly enjoyable all the way through. I think that picking wildflowers is a more romantic gesture than simply spending money, and in the context of your poem, where the man doesn't have enough money, it's really touching.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Oh-MY, Roland!
You've definitely captured the essence of this humble and hopeful little piece.. read more

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