Susy Evelyne

Rookie - 94 Points (Bristol)

Edelweiss - Poem by Susy Evelyne

Part-way down a mountainside -
Above the trees, below the ice -
Something told me loud and clear
That I would find an edelweiss!

An edelweiss is here! I sensed -
Right here, behind that boulder bare...
I left the path, climbed on the rock
And looked behind - and what was there?

An edelweiss! An edelweiss!
Amazing silver double-star.
Iconic emblem of the Alps
For which 'flower-hunters' will roam far.

Time moves on - I cannot say
What led me to that lifetime's find.
Mere chance? Serendipity?
Heaven's blessing? Or a prescient mind?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Never before and never since have I found an edelweiss growing wild. It is a strange-but-true story.

Comments about Edelweiss by Susy Evelyne

  • Bronze Star - 2,568 Points Stephen Katona (6/18/2014 10:42:00 AM)

    I remember hunting for edelweiss with my wife in Austria on our honeymoon. We couldn't find any so we tried to grow some from seed...nowhere near as exciting as finding the real thing. I was mad on wild flower/ insect macro-photography at the time. It's great to celebrate your and others triumph. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 31,902 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/13/2014 9:51:00 AM)

    Nice and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,530 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (12/6/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    Ah a fabulous lovely poem n find! Adds charm to d piece. A prescient mind n all other tings made u find it. Pls coment answer my riddle poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 222 Points John Brown (11/29/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    To find it was your destiny, That edelweiss, so wild and free. I like this Susy. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (11/29/2013 12:47:00 AM)

    perhaps some beauties deserve to be seen once in a lifetime. A lovely heartwarming poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, November 29, 2013


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