Friday, March 1, 2013

Blooms Gone Wild--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

Blooms Gone Wild

lawns, well-
along my street,
are nice, with their trees
strategically spaced,
bushes looking like bookends
for porch-front flowers, and beds of
stunning roses, bright tulips or small
decorative trees encircled by stones.
But I am more enthralled to see the yard
not so meticulously arrayed -
like an impressionist's painting.
A profusion of diverse
shapes and sizes. . . yellows,
oranges, and reds. . .
is sprayed across
it - lovely
blooms gone

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Hi Andrea,
    This poem was so descriptive it was an impressionist
    Painting. I loved reading it. Well written.

  2. Thank you, Jack Clubb, for the following comment--

    As always, I am addicted to form poems. I still enjoy reading Andrea's beautiful sonnets. This is a delightful double etheree. As the poem points out, perfection is sometimes tedious and there is charm to things that are is disarray. Andrea said it well.

  3. Andrea, this is a beauty, my friend! It is 'well-manicured'like the lawns you describe here.

  4. Super visual Andrea - we are all longing for Spring. Lovely reading...


  5. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following comment:

    Andrea--An awesome write on this poem. Nature's blossoms are scattered and not neatly cultivated.

  6. You have painted a lovely scene in words.
    Love the final line.

  7. Hi Andrea,

    A lovely visual you have written here and agree that nature is enjoyable as it is. Nicely done and thanks for sharing.


  8. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Andrea Dietrich: What a beautiful write - I could almost smell the flowers!