Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 4,692 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Laughter Of The Flowers - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Paternoster and Cape Columbine in Namaqualand,
the Knersvlakte, Kamieskroon, Garies and Grootvlei
Pass, massed magenta daisies to counterpoint hard
sandstone lines, orange daisies in burnished copper
flames, pink king proteas enclosed by green trees,
the cliffs of high mountainsides in relief

The beauty of these images make me wish for the
ability to melt into the scene, to feel and hear the
laughter of the flowers, to convert the wonder of
this visual, tactile experience into words that pay
homage to their unique beauty, the only place on
earth where I can hear the flowers laughing


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Tuesday 6 August 2013

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013


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