June 22, 2009

"The Peony: A Kiss of Bliss"


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I am smitten.
Peonies.
Their beauty and presence intoxicates my soul...
...especially peonies like these:
voluptuous,
feathery blooms,
....with a flirt of pink.
Yes, they've cast a spell over me.
They transport me to an "other" place.


Imbibing them visually, experiencing their presence...
is a kiss...of bliss.
A meditation of...
embodied gratitude.
A prayer answered.


They continue to sweep me away
to an "other" world....
It's a soul love affair.
* * *
If I were a flower...
I would be the Peony...
Delicate,
other-worldy,
heavenly fragrant,
grace & beauty endlessly-unfolding.
A short-lived bloom....
and yet...
long-lived in the minds
and hearts
of those who knew me,
...a kiss...of bliss.
* * *
So...what flower would you be?