A bloom and a bird.

A fable of the forest flower and a fowl…

Art by Hyung-Tae Kim

A yellow crocus blooms
Her petals unfurling
Commanding attention
Within the forest
Gently undulating 
Seductively

Art by Hyung-Tae Kim

A ring-necked pheasant
Struts on by
A dandy in feathers
Hot to trot
Strutting his stuff
Ready to comply

They meet in the forest
For the first time
The pheasant is stunned
For the beauty of the crocus
Is forever spellbinding
Leaving him bound

He stands by her 
Her stalwart sentry
Protecting her from harm
A guard from marauders
Who pluck and plunder
And take beauty away

Then one fateful day
She was stolen from him
Ravished from the forest
Leaving him heartbroken
With sunny petals scattered
Fluttering in the wind

He wept for his flower
Mourning for his love
His tears falling down
Upon the petal strewn grass
Causing a new bud to grow
Blooming before him
Shimmering anew
Once again

Art by Hyung-Tae Kim

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  • Wrath Warbone on Mar 24, 2012

    True to life yet hopeful. Thanks.

  • Margaret Boseroy on Mar 24, 2012

    Great poem. And the pictures go perfectly!

  • CA Johnson on Mar 24, 2012

    Your poem was very beautiful.

  • Val Mills on Mar 24, 2012

    You held me spellbound with the beauty of your words. Your story is so cleverly told.

  • sheilanewton on Mar 24, 2012

    This is entriely SUPERB. The poetry and the images work so well together to make a stunning display. What a post, my friend.

  • dloriginal on Mar 24, 2012

    Very interesting poetry my friend. Nice

  • rgreenfield on Mar 24, 2012

    Very thought provoking piece. Thanks for sharing.

  • Shirley Shuler on Mar 24, 2012

    Hi Lady Sunshine, you captivate me with your words and the telling of this beautiful story. You never cease to amaze me with your talent and love of poetry, well done my friend!!

  • Erin Miller on Mar 25, 2012

    Very lovely. I love how the poem and the pictures fit together perfectly!

  • marqjonz on Mar 25, 2012

    A charming fable. To tell the truth, I think your poem is better than the pictures.

  • marqjonz on Mar 25, 2012

    Charming fable. To tell the truth, I like your poem better than the pictures.

  • dodolbete on Mar 25, 2012

    So easy? hahaha kidding. I like the hopeful end. Life is to short to cry for the one we lost… I still hope if the new flower found is the good old one though ^,^

  • cosmomed on Mar 25, 2012

    After crying and a new flower bloomed. Wonderful ending!

  • papaleng on Mar 27, 2012

    Excellent fable.. I love how you put your readers glued how the fable ended. Another fine piece, Lady Sunshine.

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