Endymion (Bluebell)

Endymion (Bluebell)

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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A very old poem, posted for Stella

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Of all the flowers growing wild,
steadfast and constant year on year,
come take a walk in bluebell wood
in May as faithful blooms appear.

On shaded woodland floor they pose,
their bells lift up their heads on cue
as if to hail the spring once more,
a carpet breaks of boldest blue.

A sweetness tarries in the air,
resplendent sight for weary eyes,
don't pluck them cosy from their beds,
once picked each stem soon wilts and dies.

Endymion, so loved by Keats,
adored, admired it's said that he
chose his romantic hero's name
from visions of a bluebell sea.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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I need a walk in a field of flowers. Coming week, some warm day in Michigan. Some flowers are already sneaking-up from the soil. I love the days of Spring. Spring, a Poet's muse. Thank you dear Chris for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I hope you get your walk in a field of flowers soon Coyote. All good wishes and a thank you as well... read more



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Lovely poem, my wish is to have my ashes strewn about a bluebell grove in a forest, for all the reasons you mention above

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your review. Sad to talk about your death, but I hope your wishes are fulfilled when t.. read more
Christine -
Sometimes I think that you and I often walk the same flowery paths as the other. Blue bells are such a beautiful flower, in addition, blue happens to be my favorite color. Some time ago I wrote a tribute to them and posted it here. Perhaps you read it. Blue Bells, I think I wrote it a few years ago.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I like the idea we walk the same paths. That means you have a true love of nature as I do. Bluebells.. read more
Oh for a blaze of blue across the forest floor! One of the most beautiful sight in spring! Thanks for sharing this lovely piece!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear kitty I share your delight at a floor of bluebells in spring. Nothing like it. Thank you so muc.. read more
kitty

1 Year Ago

Don't mention! Have a bluebell week end!
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

And you too my friend:)
Your love of nature, literature and your gentle heart that shares your love of all things through poetry is uniquely beautiful chris. The stanzas are as exquisite as the fairy flowers. Always a wonderful experience reading your poems.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Mrudula, I always look forward to your lovely reviews. You always find the best in everything. .. read more
Mrudula Rani

1 Year Ago

It's entirely my pleasure, Querida Chris.
Always dreamed of walking through a bluebell forest! Lovely poem, short and sweet.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thank yous. I appreciate both your visit and your thoughts. All good wishes.

Ch.. read more
Hello, Chris! :)
This has lovely rhythm, rhyme, and imagery; a pleasure to read.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks mattavelli, pleased you enjoyed this old poem of mine. I appreciate your thoughts.
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I was drawn to this poem by the name of Keats' romantic hero, and boy did it deliver. Loved it!! Keats would have been proud! Well done!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I love Keats emipoemi, so the fact that you said my lines delivered, makes me feel proud too. Thank .. read more
emipoemi

1 Year Ago

I wrote a number of poems in Keatsian style in my early phases of writing (which are on here towards.. read more
You really are a master poet. The imagery here is bright blue and wonderful. I feel I have a lot to learn from you. These words are worth a thousand painted pictures. Let me know when you next write. I will be happy to read your work, and learn from you.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thank yous for your very encouraging review. So pleased you enjoyed the bluebells. They are bea.. read more
It's a beautiful image you paint, this forest floor of blue. A walk in Bluebell wood--now that sounds alluring! Don't know if they're the same flowers, but south Texas is a sea of bluebells about now. Many years ago, Ladybird Johnson had them (and other wildflowers) sewn all over the state. I love this poem, Christine.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Aw, thanks Sam. So pleased you enjoyed this write. Your Ladybird Johnson knew how to appeal to peopl.. read more
Chris,
Indeed in the tradition of the Romantics. Keats and the boys would be proud.
T.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Tom. A very old poem, but I am a huge Keats fan. Visited Keats House in Hampstead a couple of.. read more
kentuck14

1 Year Ago

Sounds like a great time.

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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