Each One Unique

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Flowers  (posted by Susan)


Flower of Life II, 1925, 1918 by Georgia O’Keeffe

 “I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
      you could not ignore its beauty. ”- Georgia O’Keeffe

Your Challenge: In a new poem, memorialize a significant encounter with a flower or flowers.

Every Georgia O’Keeffe flower is significant to me.

We should still
follow old motto
we revered
in sixties,
“flower power”–their fragrance,
a force to unite.
All colors, all shapes
bask in smiles from onlookers
who take time
to notice,
and admire them
as they are.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Each One Unique

  1. Susan Chast says:

    Thanks for bringing in “Flower Power” and reminding us what it means.


  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Definitely!❤️ Such a beautiful response to the prompt 😀


  3. Jae Rose says:

    Flower power brings back some memories of wallpaper and carpets 😉


  4. 1sojournal says:

    We must not ever forget the unique power of flowers,



  5. Myrna Rosa says:

    Yes. I hadn’t thought of that 60’s slogan for a long time. Flowers have power with their beauty, their gentleness, their spirit. Thanks for this reminder!


  6. Nice to remember flower power. Thanks for the memory!


  7. oldegg says:

    Yes, this brought back memories.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sherry Marr9 says:

    Each bloom, each person, with their unique beauty. Loved this, Sara.


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