The Eternal Tulip

The Eternal Tulip

A Poem by Jonathan Bryant Dean


The resurrection of once deadened bulbs,
Now Tulips appear with a visual clarion blast.
The announcement of spring is here at last!
A reminder of death that gained a new life.
Last years tulips died but did not disappear,
Death was but a brief sleep for the bulbs.
Now even the atheist, the Jew and The Arab,
A Pagan Priestess or Egyptian with a scarab,
Even one with no belief of any higher power,
Can find some joy from that one little flower.
The clarion vision, the sight that blasts your eyes
the scent of the flower explodes into silent skies!
If there were a sound that expresses the glee:
 The deaf can now hear and the blind can now see!

© 2009 Jonathan Bryant Dean

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You make it seem so easy, that all can see Beauty for what it is. Mr. Dean you have written a great piece. I am a believer. Keep writing, I wish to see more. Thank you

Sheer Terror

Posted 3 Years Ago

beautiful poem indeed... good job

Posted 7 Years Ago

so much truth in this =) i hope to see more wonderful poetry by you soon

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is a beautiful and joyful poem. I enjoyed how you mentioned that anyone can find beauty in such simple things.

Posted 7 Years Ago

very joyful & the ending has a wonderful faith.

Posted 11 Years Ago

what a beautiful image this poem portrays of a flower resurrected, and that being said--it has a spiritual depth to it as well. my favorite stanza is the last, with the sight that "blasts your eyes" and the exploding scent of the flower. great write!

Posted 11 Years Ago

A good poem. You expertly capture the image of a budding tulip. It's nice to pay attention to the beauty of simple things once in a while.

The rhythm is good, it flows quite well.

The rhyme is good but might be more effective if made you made it consistent throughout the entire poem instead of deviating in the first stanza.

Your language use is simple and clear and yet descriptive enough to create some appealing imagery.

Good work. Keep it up.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I just kind of stumbled on this one, I like it mostly for the title I guess, the eternal tulip brings to mind all sorts of strange contradictions, including one occasion in my youth in which I procured a tulip from my mothers garden to give to a girl i was madly in love with only to get caught up in a wind storm on my way to school that as you might guess promptly divested said tulip of all its petals. In any event, tulips are fragile in the short term-- everlasting in the long term. i like it.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on April 13, 2009


Jonathan Bryant Dean
Jonathan Bryant Dean

Middletown, OH

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