Complements of Nature

Complements of nature

Who can compete with Nature’s
unfurled complements?
Wave a violet-custer color palette
in my face like a Van Gogh vase.
I surrender to your splendor
and marvel at your
impregnated impasto
An illustrious inception of Irises
looms large in the front lawn,
their petals nudged
by prying eyes
and long-winded people
who poeticize.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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13 Responses to Complements of Nature

  1. dulzimordash says:

    Reblogged this on Spontaneous Creativity.

  2. Fahdah Away says:

    Utter ingenuity!

    • Thank you! I appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚ Anytime I can mix art, nature and poetry in my day, I am a happy man. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  3. Gallivanta says:

    “On May 5, the Japanese steep the leaves in hot water and enjoy the fragrant Shobu-yu (iris hot-bath) because of the traditional belief that the iris bath is a miraculous prophylactic against all kinds of sickness.” You see your lovely iris is not only good for long winded poeticizing. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for the wonderful information! Now I can see why Van Gogh painted them often. They were an ephemeral remedy for the melancholy of his soul. I feel very in touch with Nature as Vincent did. What’s left of my sanity is kept intact by creativity and Mother Earth. She grounds me like a wildflower in a vase.
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  4. Caddo-Jael says:

    I love this for the Irises and my dear Vincent, especially. Nice poem, too–and the info re Japanese “Iris medicine”. God bless you.

  5. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    Some people see flowers, I see poetry or a Van Gogh paint-by-numbers…

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