Jacaranda


Flickr Image by William Li

September blooms of purple hues,
adorn the city street.
And in bright splendour praises Spring,
where limbs and feathers meet.

Amid soft purple hues I lay,
to rest my weary head.
In fantasies drifting away,
upon a sprinkled spread.

Copyright © October 2011 Norma Martiri

Shared with dVerse Poets Pub
Oz Poetic Society Weekly Poem, 18th March 2012
Added to the Oz Poetic Society 2012 Roll of Honour

Spring is a beautiful time of the year in Brisbane with Jacarandas blooming throughout the city. It’s a very colourful display that leave beautiful lavender sprinkles on the ground. This is without a doubt my favourite tree.

Photo taken at the University of Queensland, Brisbane by William Li.

Thank you Thursday Poets Rally for the Perfect Poem Award

I nominate Insanebloom for Winter ~descending for the next award


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74 responses to “Jacaranda

  1. Isn’t it odd …??? We have a street named Jacaranda here in my neighborhood but there are no Jacaranda trees. I wish we did. They are beautiful. I love lavendar. It is my favorite color.
    The poem perfectly describes Spring. We are entering our winter – well – it isn’t a severe winter in Florida – and you are entering Spring. So lovely to know that.
    This was a great post in so many ways.
    Gracias,
    Isadora

  2. Great picture of Jacarandas in flower.

    I always love your command of meter and rhyme. I know some might scan that third line of the first stanza as iambic, since the previous two are and the fourth is, but for me it hints at the next occurrence of a third line (next stanza) being special — their is a little delay caused by bright — there is no way I can pass that over as a weak foot in the second iamb.
    After that wonderful line, we get another line of iambs. Then, the fifth and sixth lines are textbook iambic and so following this, that seventh line is special (“fantasies drifting away”) and we close with a last line of iambs. This makes “fantasies drifting away syncopated” against the underlying beat set up previously. This is a real gem! Clearly 5 stars!

    All readers take note: this kind of craftsmanship is not haphazard. Even when a poet is so skilled they do this as second nature, just as a jazz musician improvises, this foundation is based on reading lots of poetry and writing lots of poetry. There are no shortcuts to excellence!

    • This is the nicest compliment I have ever received about my poetry!!! Thank you so very much. You are always so encouraging and I really appreciate it. Thanks for your lovely and thoughtful review. It means a lot to me 🙂

  3. Very welcome! Well deserved. Sorry abou the typos (“their is a little delay”, no quotes around bright, no “that” after “skilled.” Always a pleasure to read your work!

  4. We have trees like that we call them cherry blossom and they flower in spring so bright and cheerful, then their blossoms seem to fall in separate petals. Beautiful.
    Lovely piece from you.

  5. I love this poem!! I am off to read more!

    Winter looms here in England though it is 18 degrees at the moment.
    Our seasons are having “senior moments”!!

    Christine

  6. beautiful ….I have wondered what a jacaranda looked like now I see it accompanied by your lovely descriptive words …thank you x

  7. Wonderful! I got swept away–Spring is my favorite season, so it’s lovely to see a bit of it amid all the Fall offerings from this hemisphere 🙂

  8. Very Nice Poetry with an amazing Imagination
    Great Work of Creativity !! Highly Expressive !!

    It was indeed enjoyable after reading this one !!

    !!! Happy Rally !!!
    Cheers !!

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  11. Just as spring hits you, fall hits me – I’d love to see those trees in the spring, purple is my favourite colour after all. What a beautiful poem! 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  14. I just had to come back and re-read your masterpiece. I like it even m ore the second time around. We are going into our Spring here – although, it is brutally hot today ( 88 ) – looks like I will have to check out the blog site doing the publishing now. Gee – I am soooo happy for you.
    Blessings,
    Isadora

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