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Post  mikeschultz on Sat Apr 07 2012, 14:40

I

Posted like a card on the wall,
The window looks out over the flowering shrubs,
Red, chartreuse and green,
A delightful view that underscores the window
Across the stone-paved courtyard,
The window into which I peer to see you smile
And wave to me through the air.
Your perfume scents the air to rival the flowers.


II

Spanish tiles shield a lone window,
Barred and dark its loneliness beckons.
Staccato colored stucco spread by a palsied plasterer,
A panache of shades of earth tones,
Reflecting little of the color of the one locked inside.
Time unfolding unfolds forever, running on and back
Toward tomorrow or yesterday.


III

No matter where or why, nature gives us flowers,
Colors that inspire us to imitate them
In our million-color computer-generated palettes,
But does the one beyond the bars and curtains see?
Does he or she ever look out when I’m not?
The Spanish tiles are invisible from behind the bars,
But the shrubs in flower
Are there for all to share in scent and sentiment.
Why is no one looking from behind the ironwork?


Michael Schultz © April 7, 2012
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Post  BC Williams on Sat Apr 07 2012, 17:38

Beautiful Mike! Your first trilogy . . . quite an undertaking you've set before yourself:-) Take your time. The prompt is still intact - I just put it in the corner for a bit because of the contest.

Thank you for all your hard work Mr Poet!

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Post  mikeschultz on Sat Apr 07 2012, 18:09

Thank you, Bev. And thank you for the lovely prompts. I will enjoy working with them all, but a few I rather think might inspire me toward greatness. Thanks again.

Mike

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Post  BC Williams on Sat Apr 07 2012, 20:56

Wonderful! Hey, I'd love you to send me two poems for the contest to poetwilliams@aol.com Please??

I'm so proud of you Mike. Don't let anyone make you feel your thoughts in poetry are trivial. They are not.

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Post  Lucie on Sun Apr 08 2012, 05:28

Super Ditto Bev's last comment..
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Post  Dori on Sun Apr 08 2012, 06:42

Wonderful poems Mike !

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Post  mikeschultz on Mon Apr 09 2012, 16:01

My sincerest thanks are extended to each of you, and Bev I would be delighted to submit two poems. Thanks for asking. Keep writing and keep reading. deep thought

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