Hydrangeas in a Vase
clusters of tiny petals
pink lavender blue
their indifferent beauty
up to downcast eyes
a shot of cheer
into shrugging shoulders
of a helpless heart
14 thoughts on "Hydrangeas in a Vase"
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Even in this short, elegant description, you give a strong story!
those last lines are breathtaking
indifferent beauty can pause the anguish…thought of the day
Delicate and lovely, Kathleen
wonderful kathleen and i love the lineation! beautiful to read and look at.
Simple, yet a lot. <3
Exquisite poem, just like the flowers!
I love “indifferent beauty”
Lifting indifferent beauty to downcast eyes sets the tone in such a concise and beautiful way.
You have a way of saying just enough to make the reader pause, and then go back to read again for clarity and affirmation.
Nice Kathleen – delicate and powerful!
Nature can be the solace but its up to the deft and astute poet to “tell” us so! Lovely!
Snowballs I called them as a kid. You describe them perfectly.
Dont we all need that ‘shot of cheer’. I love the idea of reaching for small comforts in the midst of all that is comfortless.
They really are magical, aren’t they?