Friday, July 22, 2011

Mariposa Lily - A River of Stones

as gaudy sunflowers swing and sway above her
shouting "Me! Me!"
shy Mariposa raises her face to receive the sun's kiss

A River of Stones


  1. Beautiful, Barb. It is years since I've seen a Mariposa, - we had them in the sagebrush above the farm, but even there they were rare and cherished.

  2. And what a beautiful face she has.

  3. Another beautiful flower I am looking forward to seeing someday!

    I had to laugh when I read this. Gaudy was a common word in my growing up life, but I haven't heard it in a while.

  4. Hi Barb,
    I'm enjoying your brief but exceptional posts and photos lately. I love the expressiveness of these short poems, and coupled with the gorgeous photos, well, they are pure art!

    Thank you!

  5. What a beautiful flower. I haven't seen one in real life so I don't know what size it is. I love the way it has green around the central stamens.

  6. Oh...she is lovely.
    Sun and dew kissed....

  7. That's a lovely flower and an insightful thought, Barb. I like it when someone takes time to notice things that most people miss.

  8. Hi Barb,
    I have never seen a Mariposa,
    Its beautiful!
    And the lines that you wrote are great too...
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

  9. I don't know the Mariposa but I've always thought that sunflowers are very 'Me!Me!'flowers

  10. this is a gorgeous flower that doesn't grow around here.....

  11. Gorgeous blossom. I am enjoying my scroll through your archived posts and I thank you for visiting my blog so I could find yours. I like how you think and the way that you are able to put it into words. ~karen


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