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Fern - Enduring Colors of Life

Updated on May 16, 2013
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About who we are as people... our relationship colors.

'Fern - Enduring Colors of Life' by Pearldiver, is a short, but powerful poem about the many things that we take for granted in our modern lives and relationships, without taking time to notice their real beauty and relevance to our world, or to nature.

Sadly and in many respects, we even treat other people this way, without realizing the depth and importance of all the things that they may well consider to be the very essence of their survival.

'Fern' is about caring and all it takes to do so, irrespective of our own needs to be cared for. 'Fern' is about the different colors that we carry in the different moods of our relationships and is about being able to endure any hardship that may well be imposed, or exist within a chosen environment, or color, including the color of love! Please enjoy the message within this illustrated poem of hope... It may have been written for you and all the things that you are. If you do enjoy this piece, then please take the time to vote and leave a positive comment below.... Cheers... take care.

* Words by Pearldiver *

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Your Enduring Colors of Love.

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Enduring Colors of Life.


---------------- 'Fern' ----------------


Fern, no sunlight will warmly touch your face today


Yet you show your indifference, with fronds of muted blue





Perhaps your colors represent the past moods of all forests lost


Felled to the arrogance of a thousand axes, but look, you survived this saddest cost





Defiance reflected in mauve, farewells to friends in red tears


Let your moods be known to all those who haven’t yet seen





And Fern, bring back the happiness that we once shared in green


While you subtly color this bland world, with a forest’s purity on display




I had often wondered why you reached out with arms unfurled, to that hope beyond the grey


To where only wild ferns grow freely in the shade, but it's there, that your love stays

and will endure... Always!


__________©_________

* Words by Pearldiver *

Copyright © 2012 - 2013 Pearldiver nzpol with all rights reserved

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The True Significance of This Poem.

This poem was actually written as an exercise to help me understand, if possible, what it must be like to be blind and not have the ability to 'see' firsthand, the different colors of life, but to see by only relying on the other senses. I picked a simple subject that has endured thousands of years, being the fern and considered that my task, as a blind poet, was to describe to the world, what I 'saw' within a humble fern, in words that illuminated that world. In that way, I could try as a writer, to appreciate the value of the senses that I am blessed with. What was learned was how incredibly 'sighted' the blind really are and even though as a sighted person, I have seen a million ferns; I had never previously seen the colors of their moods. Perhaps, it is those who take their senses for granted and don't appreciate how others cope without them, that are the ones who really are blind! Hope you enjoyed what was seen from a fern's perspective.

Life is always about how it is viewed... See yours positively.

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    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Hahaha! I shall!

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      You know that's exactly what our rugby team says each time their beat the French... though that thought conjures up a lot of concerns given their reliance on the 'rooster' as their primary mascot! Happy New Year.. why don't you just PM me on this issue... as it must hard for people to read two separate threads here :) Cheers Candie..

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Take-away chicken dinner was oh so tasty!

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Sunnie, thank you very much for taking the time to read my work... glad you enjoyed Fern.. and its message.. yes you are right on with our appreciation of nature... aren't we also lucky that nature has such patience in waiting for us to appreciate and rectify the damage that we do to our environment and those other creatures that depend upon it? Cheers for your positive words... take care.. PD

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Beautiful Pearldiver. I have always loved the unique, different, and sometimes... (not always recognized for its beauty) type of things from creation to people. May we always embrace the uniqueness in people and nature, appreciating the gifts they bring to the table.

      Thank you.

      Sunnie

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi unknown spy, cheers.. thanks for reading this work and for taking the time to leave your positive review.. take care

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i love it...i love ferns too :)

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Gypsy Rose Lee, thanks very much for reading this work, your support and for your vote... glad that you enjoyed 'Fern' and my images.... cheers for that.. all the best... take care

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Love the pics.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Karanda, thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment on 'Fern' ... I'm glad that you enjoyed this poem and it's meaning... Yes the fern of course represents life in many respects and so, it was not so hard to choose this particular specimen from my photos and then write to the images.. Cheers for your positive words and you take care over there! PD

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Penny, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this poem... I appreciate your positive input and compliment... Yes, you also know what the fern represents and it's significance to life to many cultures, including ours... Cheers for that... take care

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      Karen Wilton 5 years ago from Australia

      Love the concept of the fern in all its different shades, so similiar to life for each of us, some emotions yet to be experienced. Beautiful words matched with perfect imagery. Thank you Pearldiver.

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Very beautiful. I will never look at a fern in any other way except with great respect and love. As I do people. Thank you.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Ruby, thanks so much for your words.. always positive and supportive.... I am glad that you enjoyed this poem.. I enjoyed the challenge of writing 'Fern' that I set myself - a bit like haiku.. a lot to say.. in a limited amount of words.. so I'm pleased it turned out OK... thanks again Ruby.. take care.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi shiningirisheyes, thank you very much for your positive compliments of 'Fern' and for taking the time to read this work.. I'm glad that you liked it and appreciate your encouragement and support.. All the best.. and take care... PD

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      [and then he was gone..... (his fast shuffling having worn a hole in the thin ice of the lake!)... and final thoughts, 'OMG all this for a soggy takeaway chicken meal?' ... he bubbled!]

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Hahaha! I don't have to run faster than the wolves.. I only have to run faster than you! [dropping chicken feathers to leave a trail in case she takes a wrong path thru the woods]

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      I noticed those feathers... I thought a real fox had nailed the chooks! Wow.. who'd think a beautiful woman would use them for bait huh? Umm.. [contemplates the issue with the teeth] [and shuffles away, feeling saddened by the predictable shortage of eggs and potential presence of wolves... so he shuffles faster!]

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Chicken! I had it all packed and everything.. sad.. so very sad.. [puts on her cape and shuffles away]......

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Oh Candie.. can you join me for lunch?? Umm.. red cape, picnic basket, nice approach, smile and............. Wolves!!!! OMG.. what big teeth you have.. and poor me, with my crust and cheese.. my handkerchief and stick..... Rain Check.... Rain Check!! What a lovely thought though.. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful message within your words. Thank's P.D. Smiles..

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Beautiful use of symbolism with this my friend. Great poem.

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      hahahaha! If she could see you now! Can I join you for lunch?

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Cheers... [gulp]

      Sorry.. I remember my English teacher saying that about my inability to grasp the heart of her lessons! [packs his lunch in a handkerchief tied to a stick and shuffles away].... :)

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You are nothing if not consistant m8!

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Candie, thanks for that... you always blame me for that! Glad you liked 'Fern' as it was written to touch nicely! :) ..... you take care m8.

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Ah Pearldiver - you have again touched my heart!

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi sofs, thanks so much for your positive words and for your appreciation and support of my poetry.. My day certainly improved by seeing that you enjoyed this piece sofs.. cheers and take care my friend.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi jen, thanks so much for your words and positive approach to life.. I'm glad that you enjoyed 'Fern.' I believe we are all blessed to be able to share a little part of ourselves with friends throughout the world and to have friends who are happy to share a little of themselves with us... so thank you for being part of my life and enriching it with your uniqueness... you take care

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Beautiful... I love your sensitivity to nature and appreciation of her... Thanks for sharing this. Have a wonderful day.

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      The first thing I read today, and what a great way to start my day. Pearl, you have such a gift, I am blessed to have you in my life....

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi girishpuri, thank you for taking the time to read this poem and for your positive comments.. Glad you enjoyed this work.. cheers.. take care..

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very creative and sentimental hub, voted up.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hahaha... Yes... Well there certainly does seem to be an ever shorter supply of support from those promoted as being creative enough to appreciate what creative writers are and what they are actually saying within their writing efforts.. that's fer shur buddy!

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      Randy Godwin 5 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Ha! Looking forward to it, PD! We all support each other here, a good thing I think! There are some good writers here and I'm glad to do what I can to let them know it. Creative writing efforts here are seldom appreciated enough in my opinion.

      SSSSS

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Randy, thanks very much for your words, I do appreciate the hiss of such a talented writer as yourself. Cheers for taking the time to support and encourage so many of us here Randy... See you at the December lift-off my friend... :) take care,

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      Randy Godwin 5 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Wonderful, PD! Your sentiments are expressed so well here, both in the introduction and in the verse itself.

      SSSSS

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