Pin It

Poem: Pink Sweet Peas, 1927, pastel Georgia O’Keeffe 

Most delicate of delicate petaling,
ruffled white chiffon tinged at the ends
with mango-rose,
a hint of spring green within,
but what is the point of such thin
fluttering, such pastel persuasion?

Like the bride on her wedding day
in her fabulous float to the altar.
Later there is always someone
who will step on her dress,
lean too close with his beer,
speak of something best left forgotten.

Speaking of...

  • Greg Brown at Towne Crier
  • Greg Brown at Towne Crier

    Greg Brown performs at the Towne Crier in Beacon on January 13.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • Modfest at Vassar College
  • Modfest at Vassar College

    Don't miss Vassar's Modfest running from January 26 through February 5.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • Poem: Deserted Garden

    A poem by 8 year old following a writing prompt: “Your soil is only rocks and glass...”
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • More »
  • Reader submitted poetry.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Poetry

Hudson Valley Tweets