Sunday, April 27, 2008

full bloom----One Single Impression

was it not yesterday
you were but a wee girl
with curls tumbling down your ears
your jumping up and down
gave us a glimpse of your short plump legs
encircled by frilly frocks

now with your svelte figure
wavy hair falling down your back
your body curved to perfection
are you not defining the term flowering?


Noah the Great said...


What a wonderful poem.

(Let's just hope she's not a bitch!)

Whitesnake said...

Now this is more like you!

Bill said...

butterfly tattoo
her mother's friends
think she's flighty

polona said...

wonderful... how the kids grow up, eh...

Dheeraj said...

floored wid floration.....:D

Beloved Dreamer said...

Tami, this is very very good. How well you add the beauty as seen in your culture. "wavy hair falling down your back", "your body curved to perfection". These are lovely descriptive images that bring the haiku to life. Beautiful as yourself.

love, Melanie-bd

MyBellavia said...

This is a beautiful poem. It seems the exit from childhood is a special spring in "full bloom".

As a mother, I often wish for the baby days, with the "tumbling curls, and frilly frocks".

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful exploration of the metaphor, flowering. I can see both the little girl and the lovely young lady.
Writing in Faith: Poems

texasblu said...

It really does happen that way... sigh!

Great job projecting the picture!

Raven said...

Lovely. This made me smile. Perfect description of flowering.

Joyce said...

Very nice indeed. Good definition of flowering. :)

storyteller said...

Lovely interpretation of the Week 9 OSI prompt … most unexpected, yet delightfully poignant!
Hugs and blessings,