any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
One little seed
Shoots on bole
A bellicose rhyme
For a forest sublime
Posted for : Grace's prompt : Sunday's Feature Artist : Vandy Massey @ Real Toads
Shared with Poetry Pantry @ Poets United
The two parallels work really well. The opposites create the effect of beauty in chaos or the chaos in beauty. Well-penned.-HA
A beautiful verse ... loved it :-)
oh heck that little girl with the cannon stopped my breath for a moment - i wish we could fill all the canons of the world with soil and plant flowers in them...
the juxtaposition of flowers and war.. such strong images there.. from the flower in the gun-barrel to Flanders Fields... you have skilfully boiled it down to just those stark contrasts... and yes the little girl works perfectly here.
I've been reading a book about Flanders during the First World War -- the Four Battles of Ypres, and the oceans of misery poured out there. How anyone could consider war after that experience says how poorly we read history. You boil down to the essence with "A bellicose rhyme / For a forest sublime." Indeed.
If only flowers bloom instead of cannons booming ~ The contrasting imagery works very well ~ War & peace, shadows & light ~Thanks for linking up with Real Toads Sunday's Challenge ~ Happy weekend Sumana ~
how many little ones gave their lives at the end of one of those....its cute now...wasnt when its for real...makes it a starting shot....
Flowers and cannons...life and death...a good juxtaposition.
Battlefields (after the fact) certainly make for strong contrasts. Thanks, Sumana. K.
Wonderful creation of seemingly light encounter but destructive in capabilities. Flowers are preferred anytime to cannons! Nicely Sumana!Hank
You worked the rhyme and the message together beautifully in this poem, Sumana.
Love the intersection of the two in a poem that can hold both and entwine them, as if one line contradicts the one before it. In the end, I would say the sublime forest trumps the bellicose rhyme!
nice contrast of images. good rhyming too. :)
An uplifting read!
How sad when little ones meet guns in reality instead of game..~Flowers and fireworks only from cannons!
Life is filled with cruel contrasts - and you've captured that so well here, Sumana.
The contrasts of naivety and cruelty , wonderfully rhymed. :-)
it has got a message in it isn't it.written with ease
very nice use of words and the effect is marvelous
guns and flowers. what a great title. as someone else has already commented, great juxtaposition. thanks!
In time battle fields become meadows filled with wildflowers. Would that we could just plant those blossoms and skip the other altogether. Elizabeth
Has a lovely lilt!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your valuable thoughts.........