Poetry April Arrival

The World Between the Words
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You arrived this day
seven years ago,
all silken hair and velvet skin.

Blackthorn blossom like snowflakes
speckled the hedgerow
Of tangled briars and bright
hawthorn leaves;
Dandelions freckled the fields.

We stopped at the corner
of Station Road,
A Magnolia stellata
dripping waxy white flowers
onto the pavement below.

The cherry blossom
outside the hospital
In exuberant bloom for your arrival.
 
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You arrived this day
seven years ago,
all silken hair and velvet skin.

Blackthorn blossom like snowflakes speckled the hedgerow
Of tangled briars and bright
hawthorn leaves;
Dandelions freckled the fields.

We stopped at the corner
of Station Road,
A Magnolia stellata
dripping waxy white flowers
onto the pavement below.

The cherry blossom
outside the hospital
In exuberant bloom for your arrival.
Emily, this is beautiful. I love poems that weave in flora. A daughter born? I have to say, I did a double take of the photograph! My first thought was 'How's Emily put up my pic of the magnolia!?' Then, I realised I took a similar one of my own Stellata that I planted in the garden last year! It's such a gorgeous variety - I loved your 'dripping waxy,' - spot on xx
 
Thank you, yes, a daughter born :)

I absolutely love magnolias! The last Litfest was planned for London 2020 (weep) and I'd hoped to visit the church St. Mary Le Stroud, which has spectacular M. soulangeana trees outside: massive waxy bloom in pinks and cream. I saw them a few years ago when I went to London to see a Titan exhibition and they have stuck with me ever since! I plan on going over for a visit in... Well... One of these years!!!
 
Thank you, yes, a daughter born :)

I absolutely love magnolias! The last Litfest was planned for London 2020 (weep) and I'd hoped to visit the church St. Mary Le Stroud, which has spectacular M. soulangeana trees outside: massive waxy bloom in pinks and cream. I saw them a few years ago when I went to London to see a Titan exhibition and they have stuck with me ever since! I plan on going over for a visit in... Well... One of these years!!!
They are stunning and so many varieties. In a nearby road, someone has stellata. I think it only grows to about ten feet. This one is almost dome-shaped. Mine is teeny-tiny and I've had to put a little guard around it . . . I caught Francesca munching on one of the little branches. :rolleyes:
I'd love to go to Van Gogh Alive The Experience (June 4-Sept 26 2021) in Kensington Gardens - it's an immersive experience - looks amazing from what I've seen.
 
Ooooohhhh. If I'm allowed beyond 5k of my house by then, I might think about popping over!
 
Ooooohhhh. If I'm allowed beyond 5k of my house by then, I might think about popping over!
I've got over-excited myself looking at the website. You can stand in a mirrored sunflower room! Asking husband ((telling really) and inviting myself to stay with youngest daughter who lives in North Wood not far from London.
 
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You arrived this day
seven years ago,
all silken hair and velvet skin.

Blackthorn blossom like snowflakes speckled the hedgerow
Of tangled briars and bright
hawthorn leaves;
Dandelions freckled the fields.

We stopped at the corner
of Station Road,
A Magnolia stellata
dripping waxy white flowers
onto the pavement below.

The cherry blossom
outside the hospital
In exuberant bloom for your arrival.
lovely, Emily. I agree with G- love the use of flower imagery and flower names in poetry.
 
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You arrived this day
seven years ago,
all silken hair and velvet skin.
Beautiful @Emily! Soon she'll be of an age to appreciate how lovely the poem is, as well as the tree. x
 
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