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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The beauty of the Iris, so elegant,
ruffled blooms that dance in the
warm summer breeze, sending a request
for you to come close, see how intricate
each petal is, to marvel at its splendour.

Hues of purple, lavish the blooms
with abundance, petals sleeping,
soon unwrap themselves when feeling the
rays of the morning sun, spreading upward
standing tall with the other Irises.

Embracing all the warmth, feeling strong, 
its beauty again sends out an invitation 
as you become mesmerized by such
elegance, one flower can present,
by the wondrous tones nature has painted.

Sword like leaves, waving you closer
proudly showing off its green foliage,
enhancing the beauty of the dancing Iris.
Light flowing through intensifies each leaf,
the strong tubular stem proudly displaying the Iris.

So many magical shades, striking, sharing
a rainbow of colours, so beautiful, 
leaving you in awe, having you return
once again when you see the Iris dancing.
Your invitation to come back into their world.

Poetry by Mary Graziano ©
Watercolour painting “IRIS INVITATION”
by Lynn C. Tolson ©



The sunflower, a flower of beauty
raising its head up towards the rising sun.
Feeling warmth as it proudly displays petals
with vibrant hues of yellow, imitating the sun.

Each petal looking like rays of sunshine,
to brighten your day, helping to evoke feelings
of warmth inside, of joy, inspiration,
leaving you with a feeling of hope.

Standing tall, the sunflower ~ proud, creating a place for itself,
not worrying about what others think.
Its symbol being FAITH ~ faith in itself, giving
it the strength to hold its head up high.

Be like the sunflower, never wane, become that individual
with aspirations, fulfilling every dream,
leaving yesterday behind, building your tomorrows,
becoming proud ~ never let the past influence or degrade.

Reach for the light; take hold of all positives,
discard any negatives, letting the shadows of the sun
sweep away your past, and all that hurts.
Stay strong ~ be strong ~ be like the “Sunflower Sunrise.”

Poetry by Mary Graziano ©
Revised, August24, 2014
Watercolour painting and title
Michal Madison ©
"Hope is like the sun, which,
as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of
our burdens behind us."
Samuel Smiles (Scottish author 1812-1904)

"Sunflower Sunrise"
watercolor by Michal Madison