Closing Petals

My response to Carpe Diem #1033 the cold night

Today’s quote is from Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681, Spanish dramatist, writer and poet:   “These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night’s arms.”

day is at an end

scarlet poppies limp and spent

fold silken petals

blooming vivid in sunlight

closing against the cold night


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Closing Petals


8 thoughts on “Closing Petals

  1. Kim, I love it…but I like flowers most of the time anyway…except roses because I’m allergic….your words I can see them at the end of the day..looking tired and ready to sleep ….thank you it is a nice gift you have for the reader to see things clearly in their least I can. Hope you have a great week tomorrow is hump week for me and time to go to the store and buy a few groceries to last another week. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and remember to smile it always makes people wonder what you are thinking.. ❤ Kat

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