V is for Viola

Photograph by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

A lively little thing
bounces around in the rain
Stretches languidly
toward the nourishing sun
Curls up early
when day is done

Purple is her favorite
along with yellow, white and blue
A stronger more resilient one
is rare to find for sure
In fact in all the world
this one holds the cure

You might think
I speak of the beautiful
flower above
In part this would be true
But in all the world
Viola – there’s no better friend than you!

Dedicated to my soul-sister friend Viola!


  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    Beautiful flower — and a beautiful poem to go with it.

    Ronel visiting for V:
    My Languishing TBR: V
    Violent Artemis

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    1. Thank you most kindly Ronel! 😊


  2. DB McNicol says:

    My grandmother had two sideboards covered with violets when I was growing up. I always loved them and was amazed how she could water them all without getting water on the leafs.

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    1. Amazing and a lovely memory! 💜

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  3. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem. Love that you’ve dedicated our to your friend Viola!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

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