Gladiolus summer grace

Gladiolus summer grace

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Elegance personified...

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Pour me a Manhatten in summers glow 

I want to stand tall and be strong...   

when winds of change in disarray 

seem impossible to compromise... 

The world has power to create a 

climate for genius and versatility... 

Observe the Birds in flight knowing 

the direction of best detente and peace... 

© 2019 Patricia Wedel


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Your words wonderful and they took me to a beautiful place dear Pat.
"Observe the Birds in flight knowing
the direction of best detente and peace"
I did like the closing lines. The birds are wiser than us. They can share the earth. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear John... you have a way of setting a course that birds would follow by instinct. Thank you for .. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

Thank you John for appreciating all that the birds and nature show us by example... how to survive w.. read more



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This is a grand mixture o of beauty and strength which gives the feeling to one that he/ she can indeed handle whatever shall come ones way..such a lovey piece of poetry..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dearest Fran Marie... yes.. our world is a Masterpiece of art and beauty with phenomenal powers of p.. read more
A worthy message of truth and beauty. We just have to observe, learn and apply . Call on leaders to do more. We must. You are wise indeed.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dear Sami... the world holds the Key to unlock the heart and mind of people to persuade others to wo.. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

All true. You are welcome Patricia.
there's a strength in this one that says 'bring it on' I can handle it

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Edie Blue... your review is appreciated... we listen to the news on "both sides of the aisle" a.. read more
Isn't a Manhattan poured into a short squatty glass? (I'm not a drinker, so I could be wrong). This might be a contrast between the short stiff drink & the long cool gladioli! I really don't know, but I love the idea of pouring an intoxicating brew of summer . . . that's a great opening line! I also love how your observations seem to be more "cerebral" than usual (you are often more into sensory). This is a great expression of originality from a versatile writer! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

Orange juice and Wild Mint from your mountain side.
hugs, Pat
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

WOW! Am I glad you explained your poem to me, becuz I was missing the best part of it. I agree compl.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

We feed our birds outside the kitchen window. I put unsalted shelled peanuts on the ledge of the de.. read more
I pictured a huge grey statue, strong and feminine, with a determined expression on her face, standing in a deep valley on the edge by the sea, with the grey clouds in a frenzy all around her. Staying still, and rooted, when you know which way to go, even despite the bad weather, is a real strength.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear LauraKate... how appropriate to envision a Statue of a woman determined to change the direction.. read more
LauraKate

2 Months Ago

It reminded me of the Statue of Liberty too. Best wishes,
Laura
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

Hi LauraKate.. a meeting of the minds is a good beginning for detente and goodwill... Amen Pat
I love the word elegance... the simplest expression of a complex thing the holy grail of poetry one that i fear I may never achieve... but you did just that in these lines a Kandinsky rendering:) I enjoyed this and i tip my fedora to you and this poem!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear bad bunny... When I publish my book of poetry, your review of Gladiolus summer grace will be th.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

2 Months Ago

bunny is blushing in that honor:) The link of poetry and visual art is one i enjoy very much and hav.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

You are welcome, bunny... enjoy the grace of summer. truly, Pat
Your poem says what should be, my ever wise and loving friend. What we have in corners near, in distance and where gladioli and their friends stand tall or creep the soil - life's there, waiting for Humankind to noTice it, care for it.. .. not trample it underfoot or rip it from its power source.

Your thoughts and creed should be an integral part of the 'How to Keep our World Alive Rules'.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Em... we are the world so intricately defined by hands-of time. The Spirit of mankind has an o.. read more
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

Agree with every word you say, Pat. xx
We should learn from nature Pat by observation. Sadly we don't. Your poem so visual and in a few lines there is so much meaning about what is going on in our world today. Let us stand tall and strong like the gladioli, even though our politicians have their heads in the sand.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

That would be lovely :) I live in hope.

Chris
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

I have witnessed that the adversity that we experience has brought forth more conversation, and when.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

I do so agree with you Pat. Love has more power than hate. Chris
Another graceful write, Pat....

I like how you have chosen the simplicity of the flower and the flawless and unchanged routine of Birds as a personified allegory for deeper societal issues. Sometimes we can learn so much just by observing simple things in nature; how the flora and fauna maintain their adaptive routines to overcome all obstacles. For a dominant species, we humans do have a way of making life more difficult than it needs to be.

Another fine write. Elegant in its simplicity and importance of moral.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Doodley... I wanted to write a poem about standing tall, and I thought of the Gladioli... so vi.. read more
yes .. some trying times no doubt ... pity evolution seems not to apply to the "human condition" ... "Observe the birds..." and the lilies of the fields too eh!? ;) with eyes skyward one can not help but see how very small we each are :)))))))))
E.
ps i want to stand tall too Pat!

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

""Consider the Lillies of the field... " I think of the movie starring Sidney Poitier... where he w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

he is a real hero and example of human spirit and resolve ... its so evident in all his roles he has.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

Thank you Gene for sharing.... yes, Sir Sidney Poitier is an exceptional person, and has a Charisma .. read more

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