My beauty lasts but a short time
and all I have, to you I give -
     My velvet blooms, capture in rhyme
     My beauty lasts but a short time
Before rains make my death knells chime
     I hope I lived my cause to live
My beauty lasts but a short time
and all I have, to you I give.


For dVerse's POetics:  From Nature's Point of View

19 thoughts on “MAGNOLIA

    1. It’s a triolet, Sarah. 🙂

      I do hope to see Magnolia flowers this year before they are rained out. There are only a couple of trees in our area though.

  1. The magnolia’s perspective shares a sweet message for us all… be generous and unselfish, open our hearts fully. Lovely response to the prompt.

  2. Hello,

    I love your poem, Magnolia, and was wondering if you would allow me to use it for an animation that I am making for a final project at my school? I attend the Kansas City Art Institute, and this suits my animation perfectly! I would give you credit, and I would be more than happy to let you see it after I am finished.

    1. Thanks for your interest, Savannah. I am quite honored by your request. Yes, you may use the poem for your school project. I hope it works well for you. All the best to you. Oh, it will be neat to see your project. 🙂

      Best regards, Imelda

  3. Beautiful. I love blossom and this poem sums up it’s ephemeral beauty so well. Thanks for sharing. I love a good rhyme and the poem on my poetry blog here on WordPress is about rhyming in case you have time to look? Have a rhythmical weekend, Sam 

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