amazed

photoart & poem - woodland rhododendrons
photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

After the opening finesse of foliage
neat segregations of bush and shrub
blur in jaunty slap-dash lines
rhododendron contenders juggle for limelight
an audacious muddle of fragrance and pigment
the vulgar blending with vivacious
along wooded paths in May
I lose my way, amazed

A fuddle of forty-four words for De’s quadrille prompt: Muddle up that Muse

27 Comments on “amazed

  1. Well, I lost MY way, amazed, while traveling this poem.
    “opening finesse of foliage”
    “blur in jaunty slap-dash lines”

    So much to love here!

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    • thanks for journeying De and for the ticket to ride with your prompt – amazing!

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  2. What a perfect description of the explosion of blooms in May….

    ‘the vulgar blends with vivacious
    along wooded paths in May
    I lose my way, amazed’

    I lose my way as well!!

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    • a woodland path I took last May and impressions of the muddle are everlastingly imprinted – especially perhaps for us gardening folk!

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    • Now s the time Merrill – azaleas & rhododendron blooming lovely

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      • Yes, we took a walk through the azalea garden by the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week–and then along the river. Beautiful!

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  3. ‘the vulgar blends with vivacious
    along wooded paths in May
    I lose my way, amazed’

    I am literally swooning right now 💜💜💜

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    • Not for the faint hearted Sanaa 😉

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    • Thank you – co-ordinated with vivacious, vulgar become colourful!

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  4. Oh yes…..the muddle of plants and flowers and trees within a “natural place.” The colors assault you in their beauty! Washington DC is ablaze in azaleas accompanied by gentle pale pink cherry blossoms! 🙂

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  5. kaykuala

    the vulgar blending with vivacious
    along wooded paths in May
    I lose my way, amazed

    Yes Laura, they may just capture our attention in their own offending ways!

    Hank

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    • Hank, I like vulgar with its many connotations – here it is both common(ly seen) and brash

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    • Sorry to have missed your kind comment til now – thank you!

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  6. I am often amazed by the “audacious muddle of fragrance and pigment” while walking through the forest in the spring.

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    • yes -up front and in your face Frank

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    • thanks for the observation – am struck by the contrast of Spring when it gathers pace after such sedate openings

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  7. I’m happy to lose my way with you on this wonderful walk through bush and shrub, Laura. I love the ‘jaunty slap-dash lines; and ‘audacious muddle of fragrance and pigment’!

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    • many thanks Kim – a jaunty walk it has to be amidst that muddle

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  8. It is a wondrous time of the year, and your poem is a perfect tribute.

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