Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Girl Is Not A Flower

"The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot."

--- Salvador Dali
A girl is not a flower.
Flowers are dumb.
Ground, seed, water -
bloom is just what they do.
But, a girl like me or you?

She must say "yes,
yes, yes!"
and topple worlds.

Revisiting Kerry's un-flowery flower challenge for Play It Again at Real Toads

24 comments:

Marion said...

Hell, yeah! Right-on, MZ! You tell it like it is. Wish we were neighbors so I could spy on your creative process. Tee-hee. That, and share poetry books & have coffee together. I've never, ever had a local poet-pal. Guess we're a rare breed. xo

manicddaily said...

Wonderful energy here, MZ! Thanks. k.

Sylvia K said...

I love it, but then I do love everything you write -- even when the truth is sad!! Have a great weekend!!

Björn Rudberg said...

And I stand here and listen to smart girls :-)

Gail said...

Nailed it!

Dali was a smart man.

Hannah said...

Amazing, M.Z.!! Love the quote, too!

georgeplaceblog said...

Wonderful quote - terrific poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"and topple worlds".....fantastic!

Fireblossom said...

Do I even have to tell you how much I like this?

Susan said...

Yes, Yes, Yes . . .

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hell yes!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Well said, MZ. A keen observation, beautifully expressed.

blueoran said...

Maybe when Rose quakes to rouse the sour dead, maybe.

Kenn Merchant said...

I'm an average guy, and my words are all I have, so I will believe you when you say that women aren't easily amused with mere words. Actions usually speak louder than words anyways.

Heaven said...

Topple worlds, surely a big YES!

Margaret said...

So clever - blooms really don't last that long anyway. Just love the way you think!

Susie Clevenger said...

Topple worlds and not wilt, Yes!

lolamouse said...

Love both your poem and the quote!

Yvonne Osborne said...

How right! A girl is not a flower. Flowers wilt and girls topple worlds! Love the Dali quote too.

Jim said...

Nice argument, Mom. However, ...

My Mrs. Jim is a flower and much, much more. She is a queen and a princess. She is a goddess and a nymph, a lover and a pilgrim. She is whatever in the world you can find that is nice, sweet, beautiful, and smart.

I will have to speak for the other two guys, they meant to say this too. :)
..
Oh yes, we are home now, spent the afternoon and night yesterday with out kids and grand-daughter, KP.
..

Derek said...

Very inspiring!

Have a great week.

Other Mary said...

Love that strong ending line!

my heart's love songs said...

you definitely avoided any clichés with this one, MZ! love the idea of toppling worlds...

grapeling said...

good quote; a better pen, even ~