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Poetry Friday: No Longer by Ellen Grover

May 30th, 2008 (07:53 am)
indescribable

Current Mood: inspired
Current Song: Stitches by David Cook

No longer a broken umbrella,
cracking with the gusts.
Now a red balloon,
rising upon dreams.

No longer a solitary tumbleweed,
careening down empty streets.
Now a golden blade,
sashaying with the prairie grasses.

No longer a dying dandelion,
flying to pieces at the lightest touch.
Now a bold daffodil,
blazing life.

-- No Longer by Ellen Grover

Reprinted with expressed permission of the poet. Thank you so much, Ellen!

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Posted by: readergirlz (readergirlz)
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)

Thank you, Little Willow! And congrats, Ellen!

~Lorie Ann Grover, author/rgz diva

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)

*does a little dance*

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)

"blazing life"...I like that.

Happy Poetry Friday!

Jules, 7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)

Such an optimistic poem! I'm so glad Ellen permitted me to post it.

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