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Moonflowers by ~TKethry



J post is below for those of  you visiting the A-Z blogging challenge.

I was inspired to work on a continuation poem over at the garden.  Grace calls it our way to loosen up.
Everyone is to contribute a stanza in different forms.  We are joining together, to make an enormous renga. The renga is a long Japanese poem, a series of very short verses in an alternating pattern, built by a group. There are links and references scattered within the greater poem, and each verse is related without being repetitive.

 I added the  4th stanza two lines of 7 syllables.

I will post the whole poem, when it is done..
I have to hurry before someone else adds this stanza then I will have to write a haiku.


showgirls will perform a dance
inspir'd by moonlight's embrace



(I'm thinking Moonflowers here; I just bought some to plant they are the cousins to Morning Glories).  Morning glories salute the sun; Moon flowers bloom for the moonlight.

Comments

Kerry O'Connor said…
Haha! We both invoke the moon: seems to be some synchronicity of ideas.
Grace O'Malley said…
Nice shift away from literal flowers here. Inspired can be read as three syllables, though, so if you put an elision in, like "inspir'd," people will know to cram it into two. You know, bean-counters, like me. :)
Angela Felsted said…
I'm picturing the moonlight hugging me with soft silvery arms.
Laurie Kolp said…
I like your shift here. This is fun.
Mary Ann Potter said…
Oh, I love what you added!
Ella said…
Thank you Mary Ann! I was in a hurry trying to add my voice, lol

Laurie-This is fun, thank you~

Angela-Beautiful...you should visit
this blog, sorry my link didn't work.
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2012/04/loosening-up.html

Grace-Okay, I will fix it :D
I was in a hurry! Thanks Grace for counting beans today~

Kerry-I love the moon and I love flowers, thought I would sneak them both in mine. :D

I'll be by to comment on everyone's contribution~ This is fun! Thank you Grace!
M Pax said…
Love your two lines. Cool on the moon flowers. Wonder if they'd grow up at the observatory.
Ella said…
Mary-How special that would be! They open from evening to the following noon. They do have beautiful Morning Glories with unique names: Pink Star and there is a Celestial Mix...gorgeous shades of blue and white. Keep me posted if you give this a try! I love it~ :D
Margaret said…
love the image of "showgirls" and of course, the moons embrace is beautiful.
Liza said…
Looking forward to reading the whole poem.
Other Mary said…
I like the shift in direction you've added!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Good for you, kiddo.....I worked today, so missed out, going to go now and see what everyone did. I love your lines.
Ella said…
Sherry-You can still join in! Please do...it is fun!

Other Mary-I love that you included the whole poem. I will go back and do this! So beautiful what you added!

Liza-I will share it soon. It is still a work in progress ;D

Margaret-Thank you! I loved yours, too... I had to go with flowers and moon ;D
Mystic_Mom said…
I am loving this...
Amanda Trought said…
Ella, Looking forward to read the poem, love the moonflowers, I'll have to see if I can get it over here. Blessings, Amanda
Grammy said…
hello, my friend, Ella! My brother, Hugh, and his wife had moonflowers which were so beautiful when they bloomed. I have a flower that I think is a trumpet flower that blooms at around midnight and then the blossom is wilted in early afternoon. Each bloom is only open for about twelve or so hours. They are shaped like the morning glory and are white trimmed in purple. Best regards to you. Ruby
Cheryl Klarich said…
Beautiful. Love the papery white of the moon flowers!
Jinksy said…
Your show girls certainly added a touch of 'glitz' to the moonlight. :)
DEZMOND said…
ooh, that's a lovely verse! I like it.
Cad said…
Moon flowers...I love the sound of those words...
Scarlett Clay said…
I've never seen these beautiful flowers, so lovely. The idea of the 'renga' peom is so cool, love your lines..I picture girls dancing with the moon flowers on their dresses and in their hair.
Daydreamertoo said…
I'm sure when it's complete it will be a very fine and fun read :)
I just cannot help seeing girls dancing, cannot picture flowers, unless the show girls have woven them in their hair :-)
Very nice, Ella!
Adura Ojo said…
Has the poetic note already, Ella. Lovely verse.
Andrew Leon said…
Stopping in from A to Z.
I wouldn't want to write a haiku either!
haikulovesongs said…
gorgeous flowers!

Hi Ella .. I love moonflowers - I had a bush in South Africa - amazing scent ..

I loved your Journey photo ..

cheers Hilary
Moonflowers are gorgeous! I've planted several, but they've never bloomed. *sigh*

\Elizabeth
A to Z co-host
Ella said…
I will be back to share the whole poem with all of you!
Thank you so much for all your comments! I have been sick, but will return the favor and visit~