Giles Watson

Giles Watson

Posted on 09/19/2014


Photo taken on September 18, 2014


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Flag-Iris

Flag-Iris
Flag-Iris

I had left off my search for other flowers.

Beyond a line of trees, she sang to me,
illumined by the one ray, her colours flung
into a nimbus: three petals flashing white.

So I waded through long grass and snakes –
afraid a lowered eye or blink might lose
the vision – clambered through, and knelt
as though to kiss, or pray. Oh, how grace
was there, and winked out as the earth
turned. As for me – I stayed, bedazzled
in the darkening glade. The night sky
closed in. A white moon failed to rise.

She is now, a bloom beyond movement.
How glad I am I knelt and held the moment.

Poem by Giles Watson, 2014.

Comments
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
This flower absorbing al the light around her is fabulous... a magical picture
3 years ago.
Giles Watson
Giles Watson
Thank you :) Poem now added!
3 years ago.
Giles Watson
Giles Watson
The glow is not image-manipulation - it really was there...
3 years ago.