Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Poor Man's Orchid





Sweet sixteen, big blue eyes,
heart aflutter,
she stands under a cherry tree
extravagant with pink blossoms,
the evening filled with a scent so sweet
she will remember it
fifty years later,
recall how he picked a small cluster,
presenting it to her with a flourish:
"Poor man's orchid" -
the most beautiful one 
she ever received.

for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: Cherry Blossoms

25 comments:

  1. Now that's definitely a big WOW!

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  2. I can't stop smiling. Read it thrice already. Memory like this can surely stand the tests of time. Inspiring poetry, Sherry

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  3. Such a heart-warming poem Sherry :D
    Love the vivid images that you have so sincerely painted in your poem! Bravo :D

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  4. "Poor man's orchid" -...you've nailed it Sherry with this orchid's name...so sweet :)

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  5. Aw. Oh. A little tear falls at the beauty, at the memory. I'm also wearing a huge smile. Love this.

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  6. the simplest gifts often the most treasured

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  7. Beautiful and evocative of the fragility of youth, as fleeting as that 'poor man's orchid,' but every bit as sweet.

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  8. I like the idea of a poor man's orchid. I have memories of something similar, but it involved weeds. Now that's poor! Lovely poem Sherry.

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  9. Wonderful, Sherry. I hope this is a true tale. It may be a 'poor man's orchid,' but it is JUST as beautiful!

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  10. Sherry,

    This could have been composed for Valentine's Day. What a lovely and loving tribute to such a gift..'A poor man's orchid.' It is a heartbeat of love!!
    You are a real and true star Sherry. You can turn anything into beauty with your words!!
    Best wishes,
    Eileen

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  11. You've painted such a vivid portrait of this couple - so beautiful!

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  12. Poor man or otherwise these are just as beautiful. And reliving such a touching episode! Wonderful lines Sherry!

    Hank

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  13. Poor man's orchid.. fantastic!

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  14. Oh, I love the the poor man's orchid..those flowers are intoxicating..

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  15. Lovely Sherry. I hold a similar memory but not as wonderfully written as yours.

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  16. Some men have that touch of inspiration and do something so tender and beautiful as to win a woman's heart. I must try that next time round.

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  17. That's quite a love story, Sherry! The memories are gold, remembering is both so happy & sad to realize. I enjoyed this, thank you!

    - ksm

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  18. i can picture you, sherry, underneath that tree
    receiving a gift with the soft and sensual scent that is only superceded by the captive moment of innocence in all its purity. gracias for sharing this moment, mi amiga

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  19. Poor it may be, but it is very beautiful presented, smiles ~ Love the sweet memory Sherry ~

    Grace

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  20. What a wonderful piece...presented with all the love of a bouquet itself

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  21. Great build. The flow to the title line was well executed.

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  22. Poor man's orchid can dance in a way the elegant orchid cannot. What a view of love from younger eyes.
    Lovely!!!

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