Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What do you see...


unkempt beds
filled with weeds
cruel and obtrusive,
ghastly eyesores
in need of upkeep

or

flowerbeds over-
flowing with dandelions
as hearts to pick
and make a wish
for Valentine's Day?


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Poetry Jam~ Dandelion
PU Midweek Motif~ Heart
3WW~ cruel, ghastly, unkempt

41 comments:

humbird said...

Sure, the second one :)xx

Mary said...

I'm all for making a wish for Valentine's Day, Laurie.

Susan said...

Well, Laurie, you are talking to poets here, so the valentine for sure--but I think this would bend most of the more orderly hearts. You and your garden are Beauty. I see the balance in your structure and the bright gold of possibility.

Brian Miller said...

you have to take care of your beds....just saying...ha....
and it takes effort and intension that is for sure....

happy valentines laurie

Donna Smith said...

I guess I would be pretty impressed if my Valentine went to all the trouble to bring me a bouquet of dandelions, considering all the snow we have...

Stormcat Poetry said...

Reminds of the proverb The one who looks for weeds finds weeds likewise the one who looks for flowers . . . well! :) Happy Valentines Day!

Jae Rose said...

Of course the second would always be the best..with imagination the first can always be gussied up!

Kathryn said...

Oh yes, lets make a wish.

Gail said...

The second!

This was great.

Bethe77 said...

I love them both! But I think the second captures the heart fo the week! Blessings

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, the dandelions, cheerful little hearts!

Sheilagh Lee said...

I love the second one 'dandelions as hearts to pick' is a wonderful line.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I like to think I see the second. Usually some coffee and breakfast though help to get me there!

Gabriella said...

I can see the flower beds. And they look beautiful.

Sumana Roy said...

lovely flowerbeds overflowing with happiness...

alan1704 said...

They are flowerbeds to me, beautiful like your words.

Poet Laundry said...

It is all about perspective isn't it? Very nice and well said Laurie :)

Gillena Cox said...

luv the second one; have a nice Wednesday

much love...

Peggy said...

Lovely Laurie. I'm all for wishes for Valentines!

grapeling said...

i'm going for two, though went for 3 (prompts), Laurie! ~

Belva Rae Staples said...

Some people hate dandelions, but not me. They are good for multiple reasons and so is this poem.

rebecca said...

I'll take the second please :) I love a nice garden but find it a chore. So any type of flower that blooms is alright with me!

Kim Nelson said...

... the eye of the beholder, right, Laurie? Nicely penned, tight and forthright. I like it.

Kim Nelson said...

... the eye of the beholder, right, Laurie? Nicely penned, tight and forthright. I like it.

oldegg said...

Beauty is everywhere. Otherwise why do children pick flowering weeds for their mothers?

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Laurie,

Love the possibilities within each form of 'seeing the love.' I particularly liked the dandelions. Something special in that simple act of sharing.

Eileen:)

kaykuala said...

Clever way of meeting 3 prompts simultaneously! Wonderful take Laurie!

Hank

Wendy Bourke said...

Beauty being: all in the eye of the beholder - few things make the point better than dandelions. Smiles.

Kathe W. said...

the child within only sees the second verse. Lovely Laurie!

Vandana Sharma said...

the wish will be carried by the wind .............

Lasha M said...

Lovely words well connected to all the prompts

Loredana Donovan said...

It's all about perspective ... how we see the world. This is lovely, Laurie, and makes a good point :)

Susan Lindquist said...

LOL! When they are in my flower beds, they're weeds. When they're in fields they're glorious!

Stacy Lynn said...

really enjoyed this...i felt that the unkept beds and such could be quite symbolic of a dried up relationship.

stacy lynn mar
http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

Robert Bourne said...

perspective guides the mind....

moondustwriter said...

It really depends on the way we want to look isn't it?
Happy Valentine's Day Laurie

Panchali said...

Ahh...I like the second happy heart for sure♥
Beautiful lines, Laurie. :)

Kalpana Solsi said...

The second one of course but beauty lies in the eyes of the beholders and even unkempt patch looks beautiful in its wild growth.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Many weeds are beautiful and usefu! :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

As always, perspective is everything.

Heaven said...

Surely the second one ~ Happy weekend Laurie ~