Smiles Upon the Weed #poetry


weed

Live these moments free

blow about in spring

laugh with the breeze

wide-spread your seed

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a prima ballerina

proud, straight and tall

you await the season’s signal

headdress bobs above them all

white feathered  dancers

released to the air

you giggle with the day

laughter your fan fare

now dried and empty

you lifeless droop and sway

the final dance is broken

as you leave the stage

last words spoken

a whisper to the wise

“dance above the treetops

tiptoe in the sky

live these moments free

blow about in spring

laugh with the breeze

smile upon the weed”

 

flower

“A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.”

James Russell Lowell (Brainy quotes)

This week’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is “Weeds.” So often we see them but rarely do we celebrate them.

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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38 Comments

  1. Annoying weed the dandelion but so essential to maintain the world’s bee population. We can’t do without them! Then of course children should have them to blow in their young lives too.

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  2. I feel such joy in this poem, Leslie. I do think all of nature has to ‘dance’ when it can, especially if it can rise above the treetops (which would be the ultimate in dance) because eventually in that unspeakable season (shhhh – fall) it will all come to a screeching halt when all must leave, against their will, that stage!

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  3. Lovely, Lovely. This weed’s advice is needed for those who think to weed out the majestic difference in our midst and implant negative self images. Long live the dance!

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  4. live these moments free
    blow about in spring
    laugh with the breeze
    smile upon the weed”

    Loved these lines ❤
    This poem is like a breath of fresh air 😀
    Beautifully penned 🙂
    xoxo

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