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Hydrangea Still Life

Updated on August 26, 2014
A blue Hydrangea from my garden.
A blue Hydrangea from my garden. | Source

Hydrangea Still LIfe

By. A. Gagliardi


These Hydrangea on my table

sit in pale pink and green clusters;

each four-petal flowerette its own song of compatibility.

They crush together like people crowded

on a rush-hour commuter bus.


Freckles of flower sediment

dust the chocolate table around the vase

like powdered sugar sprinkled on brownies.


The pale pink-to-green ribbon

gathers itself into a knot on one side

of the clear, glass vase

so you could imagine the ribbon holding the

bouquet suspended softly above the table.


Her coffee cup sits waiting

on its folded white napkin

making the scene a still-life.


Now, she returns

with pen and notebook

and sits in thoughtful repose as the

lamp illuminates her face,

completing the picture for the artist.


Visions of Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea with Spider Mum and Roses.
The Hydrangea with Spider Mum and Roses. | Source
A late summer variety from my garden.
A late summer variety from my garden. | Source
The blue ribbon 'round the small vase adds intensity to this light blue Hydrangea.
The blue ribbon 'round the small vase adds intensity to this light blue Hydrangea. | Source
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One Amongst the Others

by A. Gagliardi

The Hydrangea is one

amonst the other flowers


set late on its branches,

changing color as it advances,


stays late into winter

without need of water;


no tending of leaf

nor paper petal;


remaining as if its presence

implies the essence of summer,


or early fall.

That is not all.


For the Hydrangea offers

the reminder that other


summers will come

with fall on the run.

The life of Hydrangea

The Hydrangea looks so pretty as the flowers are opening
The Hydrangea looks so pretty as the flowers are opening | Source
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I used Hosta leaves with the Hydrangea bloom in a coordinating vase shaped like a shell.  Finish the look with a hand crocheted doily.
I used Hosta leaves with the Hydrangea bloom in a coordinating vase shaped like a shell. Finish the look with a hand crocheted doily. | Source

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