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Poem: "Her Verdant Skirts" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Her Verdant Skirts"
According to the generally sponsored poetry poll for July, "Her Verdant Skirts" was by far the most popular. I used this page of photos and description for some inspiration in addition to the prompts by janetmiles, stonetalker, and flutterbychild.


Her Verdant Skirts



The jungle straddles the lines
That people have drawn
Beneath her notice,
Spanning Brazil and
Argentina and Paraguay.

At Iguaçu Falls
She lifts her verdant skirts,
Flashing the pure white lace
Of her petticoats,
Ankles braceleted by rainbows.

In a setting of solid gold sunlight,
Two scarlet macaws pose
Motionless as rubies
Pinned to the green velvet breast
Of her gown.

The tourists gawk on the boardwalks,
Staring up the jungle’s skirts, but
She smiles a secret smile
And does not move.
They will never
See through the mist to her
Mysteries.

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janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: July 10th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's gorgeous. And so right! It sends little thrills of memory up and down my spine.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 11th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm so glad you like the poem!
rosy From: rosy Date: July 10th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! What a sexy waterfall. :)
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