poet Diane Hine

Diane Hine

Ephemeral Bloom (Acrostic Sonnet)

E ach day in cotton gloves, the artist works
P erfecting gorgeous flowers made of silk
H armoniously hued and ever perked
E ternal, unlike fresh ones of their ilk
M eandering back home 'midst evening gloom
E ncounters in a sad neglected park
R etiring, non-attention seeking bloom
A nd feels a stirring of compassion spark
L ets dropp her wooly mitt and stoops to touch
B eneath the leaves, dropped petals slowly fade
L amenting tarnished loveliness nonesuch
O bliquely for a moment two lives braid
O ff hand there is no purpose for a glove
M ortality is tantamount to love.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poem Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012
Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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  • Dan ReynoldsDan Reynolds (1/29/2015 7:32:00 AM)

    Always makes me laugh when I see PH's double P on drop.
    Nice sonnet.

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  • Captain CurCaptain Cur (5/6/2012 8:47:00 PM)

    Stunning close. The entire meaning of this poem summed up in one tantamount line.

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  • Patti Masterman (3/23/2012 9:32:00 AM)

    I love love love that last line especially!

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  • Neil Crawford (3/21/2012 6:30:00 AM)

    Very clever.I have only ever mastered one sonnet and that one was 'borrowed' from Shakespeare(it's on here) so I can appreciate how hard it can be.I admire poets who can apply themselves to creating the different forms(sonnet, villanelle etc) .

    I'm a bit lazy when it comes to that.

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  • Tim StensloffTim Stensloff (3/20/2012 4:14:00 PM)

    This is a great, intricate sonnet you've crafted here. I like the way that each line seems to reveal itself in a way similar to the hand removing its glove.

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  • Danny Draper (3/17/2012 4:50:00 AM)

    A lovely poem, the love of the living, past or present is real love, all else is just appreciation.I loved the use of the word 'offhand' whether intentional or not after taking off her gloves and '...two lives braid', lovely indeed.

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  • Valerie DohrenValerie Dohren (3/16/2012 2:37:00 PM)

    A lovely verse Diane, very imaginative.

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  • Martin O'NeillMartin O'Neill (3/16/2012 10:15:00 AM)

    This is simply beautiful Diane. I am almost breathless at the images it conjures.

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