Iris dance.

Iris dance.

A Poem by Verse
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Where does the iris come from?

"

 

One day, the flower gods, 
in their heaven, 
laughed and laughed as they 
created every different kind of flora imaginable.

But, as in any tailor's shop, 
bits of material wound up on the sewing room floor
and otherworldly breezes swept the magical pieces away, 
out into the open, 

where they fell to earth.



Iris is the firmament in petals, 
blue on this day, framed in 
golden sun
and smiling pinks of sunrise and sunset.

The flute in her voice soars as a leitmotif, 
her fellow blossoms the harps and cellos who accompany her.

A taste of iris
would enliven, like the sugar of river water, 
and doze like afternoon sounds of sunlight on warm grass.

Her colours play with the calm and lightness
of a little girl's laugh.

What brute strength in the stalk
that spends a lifetime tethering, as the magic calls, 
holding onto one hand, 
just one more dance, 
before iris returns to the sky. 


© 2018 Verse


Author's Note

Verse
A little modern mythology, meant to gladden the heart.

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As a rainbow she appeared
and then as one they each fell
hopelessly in love with her
one upon one upon one upon one
until all her beauty was revealed
and they named her Iris.....................this lil bit o modern mythology certainly gladdened this old
heart.... write on V..... N


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Neville

1 Year Ago

........ :)
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Lol, yeah!!!!
Neville

1 Year Ago

I have been truly collaborated and my do them bruises feel good..



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something majestic in this

how you dance with words and motif


wonderful

Posted 1 Year Ago


What a colorful poem like story Verse! I really felt at peace after reading it. it is beautifully written and you always never fail to impress me. Thank you so much for sharing lovey piece of writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Being a gardener by trade I can really relate to this. My aunt has a garden full of Iris. Really like this and thanks for sharing

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Verse

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I saw an artist's painting called "Walking Iris Dance" one evening, and fell in .. read more
A wonderful poem shared. I did enjoy.
"The flute in her voice soars as a leitmotif,
her fellow blossoms the harps and cellos who accompany her."
I liked the complete poem. Above lines were my favorite and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verse

1 Year Ago

I am truly grateful, thank you!!! :):)

V
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I enjoyed your work and you are welcome.
This is simply striking! It does indeed gladden my heart on this cold, windy, dreary day! It beams of light- hearted whimsy that turns even the proclaimed hardened heart.... soft, just look at ole Nev. down there.... reciprocatin' with a love poem...you got skills dontcha? :) (wink)

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Verse

1 Year Ago

Oh, goodness! Now I’m the one blushing!! :):)

You can’t see it, but I’m giving.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

that makes two of us...
My heart beats with the musicality of nature you've so brilliantly composed here. How lovely the Iris, how versed the hand of the poet!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verse

1 Year Ago

I literally laughed in delight at your comment, Kelly! And I think you’ve got Nev on the back foo.. read more
I enjoyed your poem. A wonderful magical tale that blooms happiness

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verse

1 Year Ago

Ah, Hare, your comment was a treat to read yesterday evening, and to cherish through the day! Thank.. read more
Amusing and brilliant. Adore the idea behind this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verse

1 Year Ago

Hey thanks, Suhd!!! :):)

V
I love Greek mythology :3 it's so awesome. And a rainbow goddess dancing in a poem? That's awesome! I love how happy this is and the mood of the words. It really makes you smile all childlike. Great job!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verse

1 Year Ago

Ah, I am glad to find another lover of myth, a person after my own heart!!! You should see the smil.. read more
I'm not a fan of iris becuz they fall over in the garden (top heavy). But the way you word-paint these flowers, I actually started to like them for a bit! *wink! wink!* You use mixed metaphors, but it works becuz your poem feels like it's reaching to every corner of the sky to spread a variety of enthusiasm bands. My favorite metaphor is the first one about fabric & sewing becuz the petals flutter in the wind exactly like fabric would & I saw that when I first started reading your poem (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Verse

1 Year Ago

Hey, Margie! I am always glad to see you!!!
Thank you for being willing to step away from .. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

After a career of 30+ fulltime years in technical writing, I started here at the cafe 2-1/2 yrs ago .. read more

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