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Featured in INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY on 6 September 2013

A Humble Flower

Please, I’m just a little pansy,
Red and black, but nothing fancy.
If you plant me in the shade,
Then my colours will surely fade.

How I love the morning dew!
Sunbeams dancing round me too!
Rain and sun make flowers grow,
Help us make a pretty show.

Even when the autumn breeze,
Shakes the foliage from the trees,
I’ll stay with you till frost and snow
Conspire together to lay me low.

Kathryn Jones

Captured with my Canon PowerShot S3 IS camera in Macro mode, a crimson and black pansy growing in our garden in the North-East of England.

The poem was inspired by this pansy, which appeared in a collage that I made previously:- http://www.redbubble.com/people/bluemoonrose/wo...

My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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Comments

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseabout 1 year ago

    Please, I’m just a little pansy,
    Red and Black, but nothing fancy.
    If you plant me in the shade,
    Then my colour is sure to fade.

    How I love the morning dew!
    Sunbeams dancing round me too!
    Rain and sun make flowers grow,
    Help us make a pretty show.

    Even when the autumn breeze
    Strips the foliage from the trees,
    I’ll stay with you till frost and snow
    Conspire together to lay me low.

    Kathryn Jones

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    how pretty, love the verse too xx

  • Thank you, Lynn. The first line came into my head just as a caption, but it kept on buzzing around, so in the end I expanded it into a poem!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture and verse Kathryn.

    Cheers Jude xx

  • Thank you, Jude.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture! And lovely little poem too!!!

  • Thank you, Gena. It just came to me!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • marens
    marensabout 1 year ago

    very beautiful both the words and capture, Kathryn – the little pansy fits so well with the poem!!!

  • Thank you, Marian. You are right. The poem came to mind and I then chose a pansy to fit it. Obviously it could not be one that was too showy!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Gena

  • I am so thrilled that my pansy shot has been featured in “International Women’s Photography”! Thank you very much indeed, Gena.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Warm and rich colour, wonderful capture !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you, Evita.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Lovely poem too !!! ☺♥

  • So glad that you liked it, Evita. It just came into my head – verse by verse.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • HAMID IQBAL KHAN
    HAMID IQBAL KHANabout 1 year ago

    fabulous work well done !

  • Thank you, Hamid.

    – BlueMoonRose

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