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April 15, 2022 The Wise Old Queen


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The Wise Old Queen Iris

She yearly shows her face in May
on stage in royal purple bold, 
her stately presence hints of gold.
The velvet of her tongue daresay,
whispers soft reminder to pray
a thanks for rescue from the cold.
She gayly shows her face in May
on stage in royal purple bold.

Her light fragrance kisses the day  
I love to hear her story told
reminding me of days of old.
With timely beauty on display, 
she always shows her face in May.
                         ~~Judi Van Gorder


Prompt:  Botany - explore the flora of your region! Somehow include at least 3 of the 5 senses.
Verse Form: Rondel - 13 8 syllable lines, Rhyme ABba abAB abbaA Caps are repeated lines.  14th century French form.
Side Note Because of the drought, (Global warming?} nature is out of sync, a couple of blossoms showed up early.


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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