More Jewels Of Life.

Dog Roses.
Dog Roses. | Source

Hello once again and here starts another weekend. Today here in Wales the sun is shining and seeing as I enjoyed putting together yesterdays hub The Jewels Of Life I decided to create a second hub in this series.

Follow the link below if you'd like to read it first and I hope you enjoy today's.

Chicory.
Chicory. | Source
Fumitory.
Fumitory. | Source
Tansy.
Tansy. | Source
Willow Herb.
Willow Herb. | Source
Garlic Mustard or Jack By The Hedge..
Garlic Mustard or Jack By The Hedge.. | Source



Here grows 'Chicory'

Blue as the sky;

Each bloom so bright

Almost a little shy.


x


Here lies the 'Fumitory'

'Smoke Of The Earth';

Initially a foreigner

From France its birth.



x



The bright yellow 'Tansy'

A golden gem;

Blooms like buttons

So strong its stem.


x


This fine 'Willow Herb'

'Fireweed' another term;

It is seen to grow

Where fires did burn.




x





'Jack By The Hedge'

Or 'Garlic Mustard';

Four petals of white

Sweet scent rising upward.


Bee Orchid
Bee Orchid | Source
Bindweed.
Bindweed. | Source
Thistle
Thistle | Source
Ribwort.
Ribwort. | Source
Goat's Beard or Shepherd's Clock.
Goat's Beard or Shepherd's Clock. | Source

Zany little number

'Bee Orchid' so bright;

Its feel of velvet

Such a sweet sight.



x




The winding 'Bindweed'

In purest white;

Twisting and clinging

A wondrous sight.



x



One handsome 'Thistle''

Its peep almost shy;

Some say ugly

A stance almost a cry.



x



A loom of the Autumn

Has the 'Ribwort Plantain';

Its seed the spikes

Down a country lane.


x


The 'Shepherd's Clock'

Or the 'Goat's Beard';

To tell the time

No ticking heard.



Foxgloves
Foxgloves | Source
Gorse bush
Gorse bush | Source
Colts Foot.
Colts Foot. | Source
Willow/Catkins
Willow/Catkins | Source
Lady's Smock
Lady's Smock | Source
Cowslip.
Cowslip. | Source
Hawthorn
Hawthorn | Source

Shy almost blushing

The beautiful 'Foxglove';

Scents attracting bees

Under the blue sky above.


x


Here is a 'Gorse Bush'

With a scent of spring;

Dotted around the country

Sweet memories doth bring.

x

The 'Colt's Foot' stands

Tall and straight;

A sight so greeting

By the garden gate.


x


Sweet 'Willow Catkin'

Silky and grey;

Also 'Pussy Willow'

Memories to stay.


x


So dainty so true

Stands the 'Lady's Smock';

Simply white and mauve

The colour of her frock.


x


As fragile as 'Cowslip'

Her dainty head to bow;

She dances to the tune

Her beauty to flow.



x


Like a cover of snow

Aura virginal white;

The blooms of the 'Hawthorn'

Such a wondrous sight.








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Haiku :Treasures and Gems.

In treasures restful

All precious jewels sparkle

Flowing to my heart.


x


Each gem so precious

Bright daydreams exquisite

Embracing nature.


x


Calling way up high

I now share from deep within

While baring my soul.


x


Tender sweet bird songs

I greet with sincerity

Sharing memories.


x


In sweet contentment

My heart and soul stripped naked

Sharing nature's songs.


x


Each one its own place

Sweet gems to embrace to share

Life's truths crystal clear.

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Rhymes: Life's Gems..

Standing so tall

These wayside flowers

Tender and precious

So wondrous their powers.



Down country lanes

Or filling the fields

So wondrous their charms

So magical their yields.



Some call them weeds

Common and shabby

Whereas I see life's gems

Such graceful beauty.



Whether to spread

Climb or entwine

Each one to fill

This heart of mine.



Next time you walk

Look down so keenly

These gems you will see

Bright magical beauty.



Teach your children

The names of them all

Each one to stand

So proud and so tall.

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Rictameter: Jewels.

Jewels

Shining brightly

Each presence so unique

Their magical wonders soar high

Carried by the birds to great heights unknown

Deep knowledge of wonders enchant

Seashores to country lanes

Brightly shining

Jewels.

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Acrostic: Weeds

Where beauty lies deep

Everlasting impacts of wonder

Eternal beauty flows deep into my inner being

Daring to look in a different light

Simple auras enchant and unfold.

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Freeverse: Take My Hand.

Take my hand

come follow me

into a world so new.

Cast away false aspirations

and trust

in each brand new dawn's

infantile prowess.

From your being

a brand new birth

allow your eyes to see

allow your ears to hear

allow your inner being to recognise

these jewels of life

although dainty

not so fragile.

Bravely thriving

through life's dry craggy ground

their beauty like no other to enfold;

the gems from deep within each being

will lead you to the hearts

of these magical

enchanting

jewels

of

life.

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I hope you enjoyed the second hub in this series and part three will be along very soon.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful weekend and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.

© 2014 Eiddwen

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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, I love that you are highlighting so many beautiful flowers in this series. I woke to rain this morning yet you brought me the sunshine. What a beautiful start to the day!


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tsmog 2 years ago from Escondido, CA

Simply exquisite beyond imagery as wonderment offers poem a partner while whom leads not of need to be known. Loved the video introduction worth a second peek followed by favorites visited once more upon. Thank you Eddy! Share here and there while one of particular offering more. Well done speaks more of meal while this presentation is a lifetime of nourishment.

tim


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Sha as always thank you so much for your loyal following and great comments. Also more importantly your friendship.

Lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Tim and this wonderful comment is so greatly appreciated. Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

I wish you a great weekend and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here..

Eddy.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Simply beautiful Eddy. I loved how you wrote a poem for each of the different plants, and then used so many different forms of poetry proving your versatility and skill as a poet. Beautiful images too.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

As always John your comment means so very much and here's to wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.,


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

It was beautiful Eiddwen and what timing too. I just read the first 'Jewels of Life' yesterday (Friday). Now the second one on Saturday is the second day of rain into the weekend here. It was enlightening to see, and read, such wonderful beauty. :-) I hope that your weekend is better.

Kevin


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Kevin while you have rain we have a threatening sunshine clouded over by dark clouds. So far no rain so fingers crossed......................!!so glad you enjoyed this one also and as always your comment so greatly appreciated. I wish you a great weekend and hopefully the rains will ease. Take care and love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

This time, we not only savored the beauty of your poems and that of wonderful flowers but also witnessed the brilliance and luster in myriad poetic forms. You are so right that we often ignore these simple looking weeds on our way but given a passionate look, they appear as angels and fairies we used to read about in our childhood. Eiddwen, a wonderful heaven is spread just before our eyes but we look elsewhere, what a travesty of time ! You watch that beautiful world and tell us to peep into that through your beautiful poetry. I am greatly inspired by your gems to reflect on this whole existence in an more affectionate way. Loved reading about the ' Jewels of Life "and enjoyed myself with all my heart and soul ! Voted up. :-)


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Harishprasad for taking the time to stop by and leave such a wonderful comment. We are surrounded by so much beauty and the 'weeds' of life are certainly overlooked. We tend to notice the people who are the loudest rather than those who are lacking in self confidence but very often the most beautiful hearts shine brighter in the latter. Love and tend to them gently and unconditional and their self worth will be doubled. Thank you again for such wonderful comments and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here. Lot of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

I enjoyed seeing the different flowers, knowing their names and something about them through the use of verse. Nature is really full of precious gems like the ones posted in this hub.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much grand old lady ;your comment so greatly appreciated.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Eddy


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

Thank you, your wish worked. We did not receive the rain that they predicted clouds all day. A little sun late afternoon.

Kevin


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Brilliant my wish came true ;maybe I should be careful what I wish for from now on ha ha!!

Eddy.


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janetwrites 2 years ago from Georgia country

Thank you for not only sharing these wonderful flowers with us but also different poetry forms which show your talent. I love this series.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you enjoy these Janet and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What awesome little poems about these flowers. So uniquely done, and I love the sing-song type rhymes. Shared!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment is so greatly appreciated Rebecca

.Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Hi Eddy, love the poems about the flowers! amazing! and all your poems are awesome as always, the whole hub was set of by that amazing video! loved it! voted up and shared! nell


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

I like how you showcased different flowers and a great message to share nature with our children. You always spread some beauty. Anna


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Eddy, I love the beauty of nature that you share with all. You pictures, your words, your heart of gold are always beautiful. Love and hugs.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Love the poems and those images are pure magic.


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ahorseback 2 years ago

Eddy I believe there is no one who writes like this except for you , be proud ! I was just thinking about how it would be to have you lead me through this garden and describe each flower when I came onto "Take my Hand " and there it was ! You are sooooo awesome Eddy ! I'm so glad we share !........your hub buddy Ed


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Nell and I hope the weather is as nice over the border there with you as it is in sunny Wales.(for now anyway).Have a wonderful Sunday.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you enjoyed this one Phyllis and lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Anna; your comment as always greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Blossom and here's wishing you a wonderful Sunday too.

Eddy.


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mathira 2 years ago from chennai

Eddy, how vibrant your poem was about flowers! The colors and the depth of your description made your poem a beautiful experience.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Beautiful poetry for the morning. Thank you Eddy for some great rhyme. Jamie


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

Beautiful Eddy. Thank you for sharing.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

How do I reply to this wonderful comment except to say the biggest thank you ever. I wish you a great day and send you loads of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Mathira and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

You are so very welcome Jamie and lots of love form Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

You are so very welcome Dana and each of your comments so greatly appreciated,

Lots of love from Wales for you also.

Eddy.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful and so thoughtful. Great photos and always so much to think about from your talented work.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

As always your comment so greatly appreciated Devika.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Eddy. Your work gets better and better. I feel your spirit of freedom escaping from the restraints of the past. Never to go far I know.

voted up and all.

Graham.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Graham and yes we get to know one another pretty well in this warm and caring community. I feel the freedom and so glad you do too. Take care and wishing you a wonderful day : lots of love Wales.

Eddy.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

No matter how drab the day, you always bring sunshine my way. Beautiful! I especially love the fumitory and of course your poetry is awesome.


Sannel 2 years ago

Eddy, how lovely! Both your poetry and your beautiful photography. You're so very talented. I'm glad Tim sent me this way. Thank you, my dear! Hugs!

Sannel


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Ruby for your wonderful comment.and lots of love from Wales.

Eddy,.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Sannel thanks to Tim also and your comet so greatly appreciated. Lots of love coming your way all the way from Wales also.

Eddy.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good and if you are giving photography lessons let me be the first to join! Beautiful!


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MarleneB 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

Your beautifully written poems go perfectly with these gorgeous flowers. I really enjoyed the different styles of poems.


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines

Another beautiful collection! I really love your poems and photos!

Hahaha, I am reading your work backwards as I found your 3rd one first.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Eddy, how beautiful. I need one verse for the Hollyhawk, but I don't know if they grow in your area. My grandmother grew rows and rows of them and maybe it was my imagination but they seemed about eight feet tall and the blossoms were of different colors.

I love the wild flowers also.

Voted up, UABI and shared.

Hugs with Blessings


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D.A.L. 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Awesome,you deserve all the accolades above and many more I am sure you receive. Voted up beautiful, interesting and useful. Tweeted.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Jackie and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment so greatly appreciated Marlene and here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you jill of alltrades and in this series it maters not what order you read them in.

Take care and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Shyron and seeing as I have never heard of the Hollyhawk I shall have to look it up. Will let you know if I come across it. Thank you again and wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you DAL as always your words mean so very much indeed and lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Your really creatively and poetically talented. Lovely Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much sis and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Great work, Eddy. I especially enjoyed the piece on the wildflowers.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Here's wishing you a wonderful day Deb my dear friend.

Eddy.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

To say this Hub is beautiful is such an understatement! You are not only a talented poet, but a talented photographer! I love the way you presented the photo of each "jewel".

Voted UP , etc.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you for stopping by Mary and your comment is greatly appreciated.

Eddy


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dghbrh 20 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Too beautiful to say actually and beautiful is a word very understated here. The wildflowers really are so wonderfully captured. You are a very talented person. Keep it up. Shared and votes up.


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tillsontitan 20 months ago from New York

Isn't there a flower, Johnny-Come-Lately? That would be me at this beautiful hub. Such amazing poetry Eddy. I've missed your poems and this is such a sweet reminder of the wonder that is you.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

I feel as though i have been loat in the garden of jewels. Lovely photos voted up shared. Angels ate on the way. ps


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Eiddwen,

This was one fantastic read! Loved every word. I voted Up + all of the choices. Your graphics usage was superb. I like hubs like this. I urge you to keep up the great work and may you have a world of success on HubPages.

Sincerely,

Kenneth Avery

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