Susy Evelyne

Rookie - 58 Points (Bristol)


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?

Submitted: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 29, 2013

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

Comments about this poem (Edelweiss by Susy Evelyne )

  • Rookie - 715 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

  • Gold Star - 21,256 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/13/2014 9:51:00 AM)

    Nice and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,688 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 - 55 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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,239 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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