The Iris

 

The Iris,
called the “Rainbow” in Greek
because it comes in so many hues,
the very thought of them is most desirous.
Bouquets often wash away the blues.
Its petals are unique
and timeless.

Pick a few
To brighten any place.
Sure to please the most discerning mind.
Their petals surely glisten in the morning dew.
For gifts, they are a most precious find.
Place them in a vase.
Proudly view.

Author Notes:

The lovely Iris can be found in a rainbow of colors. The name is derived from the Greek, meaning “Rainbow”. I spotted these recently gracing a gravestone. These beige ones are just one example. There shape is unique. It is a perenial plant. Their petals vary in shape among its many species but contain six lobes, three of which droop, or fall, making a handy landing area for insects seeking nectar or pollin. They often have veining lines or dots, as can be seen here.

This poem is in Flying Saucer Format. It was created by Patricia Lawrence (our fellow FanStorian, Patcelaw) this week of May 24, 2015.
The Flying Saucer format is formed based on a syllable count of:
3,6,9,12,9,6,3.
It creates a stanza that forms the shape of a Fying Saucer, thus the name. It contains two or more stanzas. There is no requirement for either rhyme or meter.
However, for this poem I chose to use rhyme. The rhyme scheme used is:
abcacba.

This picture was taken by the author himself on May 25, 2015.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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