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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, July 5, 2013

Tulip Queen

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She was the tulip queen
Wild and red, she ruled
the meadow 
Flowers grew at her touch
Grasses bent to her will
Even the birds
sang on demand
The fields were her island
The rocks, her castle
To find her retreat,
her haven,
her heaven,
she had just to cross the bridge
of her mind
It may have been a bit unstable,
but she never fell.

18 comments:

Hannah said...

What an imaginative perspective you've given us!! Such a joy to read this flavor after a long day...thank you so much for adding to this challenge!!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, how I adore those closing lines!

Truedessa said...

This was fun to read..The tulip queen..for some reason I want to say from New Orleans..very creative..thanks for sharing.

Sini Rachel said...

Loved the last 4 lines. A bit unstable but she never fell. Isnt that my innermost fear? That every one else is so adult, stable and I am still figuring it out. :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

This poem links up with both the tulips and the idea of the haunted hearts. Lovely work.

PS. Love your new mousie!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...a bit unstable is still not a broken mind...esp one that brings life with a touch...

Ella said...

Lolamouse you made me smile! ;D
I love this bridge of your imagination! That balancing act can be quite tough-but I love that she never fell! Love this one...

Helen said...

... I want to be one of the Tulip Queen's court ~ please?

Margaret said...

Ah, with a field like that - who wants to cross any bridge that leads away? :)

Fireblossom said...

That ending is priceless and I love it.

mindlovemisery said...

This is fantastic! I love love the closing lines excellent =)

The new prompt is up!

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! This is an amazing take on the prompt. Love the ending...crossing the bridge of the mind. That can be treacherous...

Peggy said...

Oh yes that bridge in the mind! Wonderful!

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Buddah Moskowitz said...

Beautiful and poignant, loved this. Moskowitz

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Beautiful and poignant, loved this. Moskowitz

Helena said...

I adore the thought of teetering stability! A beautiful read yet again, Mousey!

mindlovemisery said...

I wanted to let you know about the prompt. I really hope everything is okay dear I have been checking your blog and haven't seen you around