A Harvest Of Flowers Poem by Felix Bongjoh

A Harvest Of Flowers

Rating: 4.8


(i)

Flames of gold
orchids
warm up
our legs and feet

A fire of roses
and sunflowers

and fire ginger
arrows shot
from corolla baskets.

How these flowers
rise and creep
and creep with sprays
from painters

with deep plant roots
on the tip
of their spinning
brushes shifting

from one sun-burnt
dawn sky
to the next sprawl,

running
through a dale.
A sky of orchid stars
Is spread on earth.

Shifting from
white and yellow
calla lilies

hugging
hummingbirds
with no hum, but the buzz
of a wind's

trombone through
rough barks
after fluting through
hollow reeds.

(ii)

A bonfire is set
for a harvest,
burning tinder

a rainbow hue
to ignite
more flames
for the eyes

and caves
of memory
erupting
with their smoldering

glow of bowls
swinging bouquets
for garlands
and wreathes.

(iii)

On a flower field,
life begins
with seas carried
by butterflies
on their beach wings

and shuts its gates
with night-hued
flowers
pulling in padlocks

to bolt doors
to rainbows
and sun-polished
petals gleaming
on life's skin.

(iv)

But after a brisk
walk through seas
of low-lying
flowers, and skies,

pink petals
sprayed on them,
we run to into
the claws of thistles,

their tentacled
prickly fingers
choking a hummingbird
we snatch out

from the flower bush
just before we leave
after a complete
harvest of life
in all its shades.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: flowers,life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 October 2020

Beautifully crafted poem with compelling imagery. Liked the ultimate stanza.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 01 November 2020

A well penned poem of the day. Truly wonderful...5 stars*****

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Dr Dillip K Swain 01 November 2020

Many congratulations for this fabulous poem being featured today as Poem of the Day! Top ??

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 November 2020

Sky of orchid stars! ! ! ! A harvest of flowers. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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How these flowers rise and creep and creep with sprays from painters

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 November 2020

from the flower bush just before we leave after a complete harvest of life in all its shades. ///In this poem has many plots of flowers life; beautiful poem shared; enjoyably every plot of this poem; congrats for being selected this poem as POD...from me 5******

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Lyn Paul 01 November 2020

" with seas carried by butterflies" Your words express the beauty of nature. How fortunate we are. If we really look there is beauty everywhere.

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 November 2020

hugging hummingbirds with no hum, but the buzz of a wind's Very good poem. tony

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Khairul Ahsan 01 November 2020

'On a flower field, life begins with seas carried by butterflies on their beach wings' - so beautiful an imagery drawn by mere words! Well done! Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!

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Rajnish Manga 01 November 2020

Great portrayal of nature with some fascinating images and feelings represented in the process. 'Caves of memory' and other metaphors have been used deftly. Thanks.

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Felix Bongjoh

Felix Bongjoh

Shisong-Bui, Cameroon
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