Rhododendron Bush

 

Rhododendron bush you stand outreached~

 At the corner of the porch~

Rhododendron bush like as a rose you~

Blossom like a gaily lit torch.

 

My father has cut you back at times~

To find you grow back much more plush and grand~

You are a wonder for all the seasons~

You grace this humble land.

 

Hardy you locate to almost any place~

Lowest to higher peaks~

Your color is so vibrant~

No one seeing you could weep.

 

Birds hide in your bountiful leafy nest~

Your bark the cat’s scratching post~

As well the humming birds~

Use you as a dinning host.

 

There is nary a time you sleep~

For winter knows you too~

Still found worthy when snow tries to cover you.

 

Although noted for your beautiful blossoms they can also concede~

To the ornamental leaves of varying green~

Waxy and luscious they are held also in high esteem.

 

Rhododendron bush you are well established~

You stand your ground firm~

So nothing could ever take your place~

Roots dug down deep so no one will be allowed to take your turn.

 

Rhododendron bush you stand outreached~

 At the corner of the porch~

Rhododendron bush like as a rose you~

Blossom like a gaily lit torch.

By

Lisa J. Warner

AKA

Lisa Luv

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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Very beautiful indeed Lisa, both the words and the images... Wow

I am going to pin and share the words and images


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Rhododendron bush you stand outreached~

At the corner of the porch~

Rhododendron bush like as a rose you~

Blossom like a gaily lit torch.

Oh am I the first ???Brilliant !!!

I loved this one Lisa as my Mamgu had a huge Rhododendron shrub/tree the height and width of her house and your poem also did justice.

Voted up and wishing you a great weekend.

Eddy.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Hey Dear Lisa sweet friend what a beautiful poem you have here.. and I love the pictures it is a beautiful bush.. My grandmother always planted them around the house.. I want to thank you for your love and help and support you have given me.. You are a blessings dear Lisa

Debbie


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Lisa Luv 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Laurinzo Scott ,

Eiddwen, and Deborah Brooks ....My dear wonderful talented friends~~~Thank you you so very much for reading...and all your thoughtful kind words... HUGS...


Naveen 22 months ago

Hi! do you have a commitment for the 4th of July? Our llttie town of Gearhart Oregon desperately needs music for our short and sweet parade. Scott Cuthburt from Astoria high school suggested we contact you. They have provided music for our parade in the past and no longer can continue.We have an honorarium built into our city budget. let us know ! thanks


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Lisa Luv 22 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Naveen

Thank you for contacting me. Although I believe you have contacted the wrong person? May you have a lovely day.

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