Harmonic Concert

Newness envelopes all in the garden
Delicate buds and shoots appear sudden
Overnight her work is apparent
Nature’s spontaneous joy is bidden

Schefflera displays its umbrella
Baby’s breath, like a laced mantilla,
Emits its honey-fragranced scent
Twining begins the mandevilla

Potted roses burst their red
Spent twigs and leaves have all been shed
Orchids prime to flaunt their stuff
New staghorn fern gets set to spread

Life renews after lying inert
Intrinsic rhythm reasserts
Vortex whirls and makes it hum
The cycle of life…harmonic concert

Photo of orchid taken by Gayle Walters Rose

dVerse Poetics; FormForAll:  Rubaiyat Quatrain:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/04/05/formforall-rubaiyat-quatrains-6/#comments

Thanks to Samuel for an informative and entertaining article on this form.

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  1. this poem came to life with every word written

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  2. oh nice…the concert of life…the awakening…spring can surely make us hum..singing right along…smiles

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  3. I love this, a quiet rubaiyat, and a fragrant evocation of spring, with every blossoming colour and every scent in harmony.

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  4. lovely…the cycle of life makes for some beautiful music…and rather beautiful to watch as well…this is a lovely take on the rubaiyat…spring has sprung…

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  5. This is so lovely …I can feel spring bursting from your words. Great use of the form too ~

    My share: http://everydayamazin.blogspot.ca/2012/04/planting-rice.html

    Grace

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  6. … the life of a gardener; unfortunately the weeds show up

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  7. Ah, they cycle (or concert) of nature, complete with its repeating chorus. You know it will come, but you’re never quite sure what it will bring…

    Nicely done.

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    • There seemed to be very little dormancy for us this year…it felt like spring (or summer) throughout the winter. No, we never know what’s in store for us.

      Thanks, Lorna.

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  8. nice capture of spring

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  9. Umbrella trees…love them…you are tropical or sub tropically zoned…I remember all those plants. Beautiful garden poem.
    At the moment I am in …olive groves, cactus and goats zone.

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  10. Yes, I’m in a sub-tropical zone…it stays pretty green here throughout the year. Thanks for coming by…I’m glad you enjoyed my garden poem. Hmm…I wonder what part of the world you might be in…

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  11. Oh, this is so wonderful… you paint a vivid picture of spring’s beauty.

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  12. There is music in blossoms, joy in the rainbows of colors, and the transformation of bleak and bare to leaves and flowers. Beautifully accomplished.

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  13. the last line is very relevant because it says that life works togethe rin a beautiful and artistic way

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  14. Androgoth

     /  April 8, 2012

    How delightfully written Gayle 🙂
    I hope that you are enjoying a
    sweet Easter my great friend 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Thanks so very much, Androgoth. I enjoyed my Easter…a party at my sister’s the night before and then a quiet Sunday…hope you enjoyed yours as well. 🙂 xoxo

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      • Androgoth

         /  April 9, 2012

        Yes it was rather nice thank you
        and those Eggs were delightful 🙂

        I am pleased that you enjoyed yours too 🙂

        Androgoth XXx

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        • So glad to hear that! 🙂

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          • Androgoth

             /  April 10, 2012

            hey I have just three posts to go and I will have completed that A to Z Challenge, well actually mine isn’t official as I have only been doing it in support of Red who is doing the challenge properly but still I only have X, Y and Z to complete it so not bad in just seven days 🙂 lol Have a fun evening Gayle and enjoy everything 🙂

            Androgoth XXx

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          • Very cool…especially since you did it in only seven days! 🙂 I’ll be over to check it out…I’m out of the loop lately…not posting very much.

            Enjoy your evening too…just read your “V” entry for “Via Bollywood”…or some such as I recall…pretty women all of them.

            Goodnight…. xoxo

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  15. Harmonic concert of spring is a delight … love your photo as well. I am in the midst of weeding, and getting rid of all that is not returning to life due to last summer’s drought.
    Happy Easter and Spring! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Becca…belated Happy Easter and spring! 🙂 I’m doing the same…weeding and trying to get rid of the rubbish out there.

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  16. simply amazing!

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  17. A delightful symphony of nature.

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    • Thanks, Renee…please forgive my absence but I hope all is well with you and your daughter who was having some health issues. I do care. xoxo

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  18. happy new year my dear sweet friend, shubho nabobarsho! May all the blessings of God shower down on you and your loved ones.

    (((((hugs)))))

    sharmishtha

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  19. Lovely poem and photo!

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  20. where are you?

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  21. Androgoth

     /  April 25, 2012

    Hey get back in the loop, and post something 🙂 🙂
    Well only if you fancy it I mean, I will be back to
    have a read whenever you do you know? 😉 🙂

    Be good, be wicked and
    you know the rest… behave yoursel 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

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  22. Androgoth

     /  April 25, 2012

    Yourself too 🙂 lol

    Androgoth XXx

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    • I’m feeling pretty lazy…you can’t force these things you know…or maybe you can. Anyway, sorry I’ve been MIA lately…we’ll see if I get inspired anytime soon. What’s a girl to do?? 🙂

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  23. Spring is my favourite time… seeing the green shoots and buds and blossoms as well as hearing the birds as they start nesting.. beautiful poem which brought Spring to life in my mind.. Hugs ~Sue x

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    • It’s my favorite time too. But as usual, we had a very short-lived spring…summer is here even though the calendar says not yet! Hugs and many thanks for your visits, Sue…I’ve been mostly absent from my blog lately…hope to get back into the swing of things soon. Gayle xo

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  24. You laid out Spring fo rme as, I think, it skipped right over us. My poor trees and flowers are very confused. You orchids broguht a smile to my face. It is a beautiful color. Love it and your expressions.
    Hugs,
    Izzy xoxo

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    • Yes, sadly, our spring was so fleeting…if here at all. And our winter was the warmest I can ever remember…what the heck’s going on with our weather?? Your orchids always bring admiration…I just love them. Hugs for you, Izzy!

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  25. This is lovely, Gayle! Of course your growing season is far ahead of ours…but I am looking forward, especially to the twining mandevilla (I have kept mine from last year and hope to get them flowering again…)

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    • Thanks so much…I appreciate that! We barely had any cool temperatures throughout our winter this year. Very strange…and now summer has already come…so hot here already. Good luck with your mandevilla…I just love them….had a pink one years ago.

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