Wednesday, September 30, 2020

LIKE A PEAL OF A BUGLE...


Like a peal of a bugle

Upon the still night

So flames her deep scarlet

In dim forest light.


A heart-throb of color

Lit up the dim nook

A dash of deep scarlet

The dark shadows shook.


Thou darling of August

Thou flame of her flame,

'Tis only bold Autumn

Thy ardor can tame.


The Cardinal Flower by John Burroughs

(1837-1921)



42 comments:

  1. I love it. And this plant, WOW! Is it a Cardinal Flower? Are they hard to grow or rare? I have never seen one.

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    1. Hi Ginny, yes it is a Cardinal flower. It grows wild in several places around here at certain times of the year, so pretty! :)

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  2. Hello,

    Pretty poem, love the Cardinal flower blooms. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  3. Excellent words and photo. Keep well, Diane

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  4. Some of our old poets were masters with words. I read the poem before looking at the picture.

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  5. Your post today is my fourth sighting of The Gorgeous red cardinal flower in the past 2 days. Your blog and three others so that must mean is Cardinal season. I love love love love love the poem

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    1. That's interesting Sandra, definitely blooming season for this pretty flower. Glad you enjoyed the poem :)

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  6. a pretty poem and flowers to illustrate it - lovely!

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  7. I love this and the Cardinal Flower is beautiful!

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  8. such a beautiful poem and a pretty image. that is a very delicate flower!!

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  9. Hi Denise,
    Beautiful flower and words
    Stay safe
    John

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  10. Great poem! So perfect for the season & such a beautiful picture!!

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  11. Such lovely sentiments in this poem on the cardinal flower, Denise. Your photo is a beautiful accompaniment to Burroughs' poem.

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    1. Sometimes these poems just jump out of the page at me :) Thank you Martha Ellen :)

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  12. A great match-up of poem and picture!

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  13. Such a beautiful looking flower, I enjoyed the words too.

    All the best Jan

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