French Knot

Updated on August 4, 2019
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Verlie Burroughs is a west coast writer from Vancouver Island.

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French Knot

A blue charming dot,

embroidered. French, gaudy.

Hydrangea's iconic

jeweled knot.

Lovely mussy, noisette.

Outstretched petals

Queenly regal, stunning.

Threaded, undulating violet

washed. Xylography

yonder, zooming.


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Mystery

Mystic

magic

making

moments

monuments

mellowing

melting

me.

You

Yearning

your

yesterdays.

Years

yawning,

You

yen

youth's

yore.

Yielding

yarns

yet.

Your

yardstick.


Abecedarian Poet

Abecedarian Bards

create dutifully.

Enigmas. Funny

greetings. Hashtags

invoking John Keats. Longing,

musings, nonsense.

Opus poems.

Quaint, real, stirring,

turgid, urgently vocal.

Wistful. Xanadu yearning.

Zaniness.

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    © 2019 Verlie Burroughs

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      • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

        Verlie Burroughs 

        3 months ago from Canada

        Thanks manatita, you are too kind. The hydrangea flower is beautiful indeed,

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        manatita44 

        3 months ago from london

        An interesting collection, woven into a sweet mystery like your poem. Hydrangeas are so beautiful!

        A charming dot and beautiful colours

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        4 months ago from Canada

        Thanks Lorna, Rinita, Mark, Manatita, and lqra. I appreciate your reading, sorry I'm so late replying. I've been away too long.

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        Iqra 

        5 months ago from Pakistan

        The use of flowers as a metaphor is a lovely touch, one that is almost sure to please the senses.

        lovely poem .Thanks for sharing ...

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        manatita44 

        5 months ago from london

        Bright, vibrant, artistic, colourful and exquisite! Miss you here.

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        Mark Tulin 

        5 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        A sweet collection, Verlie.

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        Rinita Sen 

        5 months ago

        This was a well thought out collection. Or was it random? Like your extent of word choice. Great going!

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        6 months ago from Canada

        Thanks Brian! Appreciate the read.

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        Brian Leekley 

        6 months ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

        I enjoy reading these poems.

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        Ann Carr 

        6 months ago from SW England

        Thanks, Verlie. Actually I included that poem in another hub I wrote about Autumn, responding to a challenge. It is a beautiful poem.

        Ann

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        6 months ago from Canada

        Ann, I love that you allude to 'Ode to Autumn' by John Keats, the most beautiful Autumn poem ever penned in the English language I'm sure. I found a film clip of that (I have somewhere) I'll pm you when I find it.

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        Ann Carr 

        6 months ago from SW England

        Yes, the response has been great. Yes, my hydrangeas are looking a bit tired now but they have that kind of faded antique look that some roses get and I like that. I love Autumn with the russet colours, 'season of mellow fruitfulness' and all that!

        Ann

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        6 months ago from Canada

        I don't know why my comment to you posted 3x Ann! What a mess.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        6 months ago from Canada

        Hi Ann, thank you! We gave the abecedarian poems a good workout eh. The hydrangea were magnificent this year (and the roses), I got quite obsessed trying to find ways to describe them. Everything is in its Fall phase now, kinda ragged and faded, still beautiful though.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        6 months ago from Canada

        Thanks so much Mark! I do love flowers.

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        Ann Carr 

        7 months ago from SW England

        I'm sorry, Verlie, I missed this one!

        It's brilliant but then I always enjoy your poetry and expect no less.

        I love 'French Knot'. I have several hydrangea bushes in my garden but I've never noticed the detail of that feature. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

        Lovely, clever poems.

        Ann

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        Mark Tulin 

        7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Love this collection, especially French Knot. Shows your love of flowers.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        7 months ago from Canada

        Hey Genna, thanks so much lady.

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        Genna East 

        7 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Oh, this so so cool! And I love the duality and playful wit in Abecedarian Poet. :-)

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        7 months ago from Canada

        Hi Mar, good to see you, thanks for your heartening comment. Summer days are amazing, hope you and your fur babies are enjoying too.

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        Maria Jordan 

        7 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

        You never disappoint with the creativity and whimsy in your poetry, dear Verlie.

        Hope you are getting to enjoy these summer days. Love, Maria

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        7 months ago from Canada

        Dear Paula, I'm blown away by your comment. Thank you!

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        Paula 

        8 months ago from UpstateWestern,New York

        Wow, Verlie....just WOW. Your poetry is amazing. Every time I stop by to see one of your most recent, I'm blown away! Peace, Paula

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        8 months ago from Canada

        Hello Mike, it's lovely to see your comment. Thanks so much. You are too kind, as always.

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        mckbirdbks 

        8 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hello Verlie - It is a treat to read your work. We are often treated to delight as readers. Today's offerings are joyous in their presentation.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        8 months ago

        This is a difficult form of poetry to master and you have given three wonderful examples, beautifully expressed; I particularly enjoyed 'French Knot'.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        8 months ago from Canada

        Bill, we writers at Hub Pages are lucky to have you as a reader. Your warm enthusiasm and heartening comments are always encouraging.Thanks again!

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        Bill Holland 

        8 months ago from Olympia, WA

        There are three HP poets I could, and would, read daily. You are one of them. Your poetry and your style are a joy to begin my week with.

        Happy Monday, Verlie!

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        8 months ago from Canada

        Hi John, thank you! I know, it's a stretch isn't it. Some letters seem easier than others, but using the whole alphabet is difficult. And the x and y and z words are limited too. Maybe time to invent some new words! Poetic license and all. Give it your best shot...

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        John Hansen 

        8 months ago from Queensland Australia

        Verlie, what wonderful examples of abecedarian poetry. I am trying my best to compile a couple. I will get there eventually, but it isn’t easy.

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