Spirit of the summer flowers,
Hidden there in the brightest blooms,
Elfin King with mystic powers
Concealed in camouflage costume.
I see your impish beaming grin.
Your eyes and beard give you away.
What secrets do you hide within
That colorful arranged bouquet?
Knowing you can grant some wishes,
And I’ve caught you hiding there,
Will you deign to grant some riches,
Or disappear into thin air?
The little spirits hide in plain sight. Look closely and you’ll spot them. Look at the white flower in the lower left corner.
ABAB rhymed quatrains on a mixed 8 syllable meter.
This poem is an Animated Still.
Animated stills are poems where inanimate objects take on human, animal, or spirit forms, traits, or articles. They are derived from Photographs I have taken, that have moved me to write a poem associated with it. They require a close look at the photograph, and some imagination, to spot them. It will become one of my Animated Stills collection.
This photograph was taken by the author himself on July 11, 2015 at his brother, Richard’s, Anniversary party.