where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
September 28, 2016 § 14 Comments
dahlias at the gate
ushering us into the world
welcoming us home
Tagged: blossom, dahlias, doorman, flowers, garden, gate, landscape, lawn, sunshine, usher, welcome
Is my memory playing tricks, or have you used this inviting gate before – before the dahlias emerged?
Your memory is keen. I’ve used it a few times – once before the dahlias emerged and another year when the orange dahlias were the guardians of the gate. It leads to a walk in the woods we call “the loop” where various little buddhas have been placed in contemplation spots. So this gate does always seem to be inviting me to take that walk. Even the dog hears the invitation.
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Love this very nice.
Love the sentiment. Pretty picture.
Another of your enchanting image/verse combos – where are you geographically?
Hi Jazz, I live in the “Upper Valley” which is the Connecticut river valley which divides Nh and VT.
I could spend hours – nay eternity – sitting and lazing against the sun-warmed posts of that fence. —CC
I mistakenly read: “Dahlias at the gate of the world, ushering us…”. I do like yours better 🙂 Happy gate!
The poem goes so well with the photograph. It gave me a fresh view of that very fresh but also somewhat classical (classy too!) scene.
I don’t know flowers, so I looked for connections and found one I really like in relation to your post: “. . . the dahlia flower expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. It is also the symbol of a commitment and bond that lasts forever.” (http://peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/symbolic-meaning-dahlia-flower-7782.html)
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