She, a Tender Bud

She a silent tender bud

Waited for the rains to flood

High above her peaceful sleep

One with roots so very deep

In the still of Earth’s dark sod

Rested in the hands of God

A clap of thunder split the sky

Ere she turned and with a sigh

Gathered rain to drench her bed

The lovely tresses on her head

Floated within a moss cocoon

As her limbs reached for the moon

She reached far past her dark confines

Through the soil with shooting vines

That sprouted leaves of brightest green

With tiny flowers of tangerine

That burst with scent to reach the sun

Then folded wings when day was done

As if to pray when moon was full

To thank the Lord of Beautiful

For all she was and all she’d seen

For all she’d do and all she’d been

And as she bowed her head to sleep

She dug her roots in very deep

Then came the winds from hands of time

That blew her arms from her confines

And sent the seeds from tangerines

Beyond the trees far past the streams

And then a great and mighty flood

Washed away the tender bud

The snow of winter froze the earth

As tiny flowers await rebirth

Beneath the sod they lie in moss

So silently they weep the loss

Of one who bore them all

She who took the fall

A clap of thunder split the sky

As far beneath the soil they try

To gather rain within confines

Deep within the mossy mines

Of sleeping flowers who will bestow

Her sweet perfume before they go

©Kay Salady


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on December 29, 2011, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. wow…awesome, just beautiful….the cadence, the images it brings….the words just flow so nicely. Lovely poem, Kay. Thanks for sharing your love of writing….


  2. amazing beauty vividly portrayed here, well done.


  3. This is SO creative, Kay! That image is amazing. This is one of my favorite parts:

    “Floated within a moss cocoon
    As her limbs reached for the moon”


  4. This is so beautiful my mouth is just hanging open. I am trying to find the right words for how it makes me feel. It is a giant WOW and that is not a good comment. I need to find more to say so let me just say that this will be a second and a tihird read for me. I love it.

    Okay … I’ve read it again …. it’s magically picturesque with vividly colorful charming descriptions. It’s strikingly powerful in it’s brilliance. The image stunning.

    my humble rally submission:


  5. Awesome story, Kay! I was hooked by the picture and the poem wouldn’t let me go. What a tremendous write! Very nice!


  6. Lovely seasonal lines… from birth to rebirth ~

    Wishing you Happy New Year ~

    Cheers ~


  7. nice work, picture is beautiful, this was great, I will share on twitter and FB 🙂
    happy rally!


  8. This is such a serene that you have laid out before us. Love how the circle of life is represented.


  9. This beauty is so pure and tastes so sweet.


  10. wow, sweet and juicy.

    Happy New Year.


  11. First, I have to say, I love the picture! This poem is so image-full and particularly strong use of rhythm – that fantastic forward-marching Iambic cadence you crafted. Thank you for sharing your work with us! Here’s my offering this week: Happy rally!


  12. Oh my, this is just jaw-dropping beautiful. Lovely imagery and flow.


  13. this really grew on me Jpun intended) and could be the story of mother nature herself, great job.


  14. So much beauty of all the senses in this piece! Mesmerizing…


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