Saturday, March 16, 2013

dVerse - "Chartreuse"



Chartreuse

Youthful yearning
is sun-kissed green,

an unripe dream
waiting to bloom,

enthusiastic whisper
of burgeoning chartreuse

sprouting
fragile inexperience.

A bouquet of reverie,
ornamental ribbon

innocence encouraged,
nourished, protected.

by Margaret Bednar, originally written March 14, 2012  (updated 3-16-2013)


Today this is linked with dVerse "It's not Easy Being Green, or is it?" I DID make some edits however, deleted words and rearranged the stanzas.  So perhaps it is new enough.

Happy St. Patrick's day!

22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

as innocence should be...protected and nourished...smiles..there is a pent up energy in this as well like a seed...potential energy...a bouquet of reverie...i like that...

Claudia said...

it's so important to protect their innocence and give them all the time they need to develop - i like the bouquet of reverie as well

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful!

Laurie Kolp said...

Youthful innocence is so refreshing. I wish we could protect our children from the harsh realities of the world.

manicddaily said...

Lovely - lovely photo and every parent's poem. Thanks. k.

Brudberg said...

What else can you say than lovely.. and green goes so well with innocense

aprille said...

Your point of view in lines and image is astonishing. Love them both.
And you can spell chartreuse :-)

Mama Zen said...

This is so lovely!

Grace said...

Yes, I remember this post ~ I specially like a bouquet of reverie, innocence to be protected at all times ~

pandamoniumcat said...

Gorgeous, love that colour so bright, young and inspiring. Very nice!

Mary said...

This was lovely, Margaret. Interesting enough, chartreuse was always a color I despised. But after I read your poem I have changed my mind.

Apryl Gonzales Sweet said...

So playful and engaging. Loved this, sprouting
fragile inexperience.

rowantaw.com said...

Your poem has given me a yearning for a glass of Chartreuse to see if I can find the innocence you describe in it as I look out at the trees!

Kelvin S.M. said...

...li'l seeds should be nourished with time, trust, attention, & love... let it grow to its own huge forest of greenlove... excellent share... smiles...

Green Speck said...

Innocence encouraged, nourished and protected ... always !!!

kkkkaty said...

many don't use this name these days as it is called so many other things now...but it's truly beautiful as is the little girl;)

Fireblossom said...

This is neat.

Watch out for those Irish! ;-)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

loved the images your words brought to my mind.....

vivinfrance said...

I love the innocence of this, and your last line is superb.

Ginny Brannan said...

A lovely glimpse of the innocence of youth! Beautiful, Margaret!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

very kiwi adorable and something I'd like to embrace! All your poetry and entire blog has sincerely become a favorite corner to visit and be nurtured!XO Debbie

Margaret said...

Debbie. Thank you. You made my day!