This Poem was Submitted By: Dellena Rovito On Date: 2006-05-21 15:39:12 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Flowers open themselves at pollinator's command. Attracting the ritual, with banquets of nectar and pollen, anthers and stigmas stand erect, anticipating his movement. A touch of pollen one to the other means reproduction.   Drifting by, drawn by colors, shapes and sweetness smells,  the pollinator softly lingers but moments here and there. Touching rubbing this, then that, then off…unknowing  of its effect on the blooms. His reward is sustaining energy.  Like a well-oiled economic machine, the dance of life acts out. Elegantly timed, chemically and structurally related circles of connection creates for both……their offspring.

Copyright © May 2006 Dellena Rovito

This Poem was Critiqued By: Jennifer j Hill On Date: 2006-06-06 10:57:06
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Hi Dellena, Somehow I feel the need for a cigarette after that first Stanza. :-) Just kidding I dont smoke , but found this to be sensual. I like the idea for this one and especially the title. Titles are so important to me. I very much enjoyed this one and regret I did not have time to read or participate much this month. Very nicely done! Best, Jennifer

This Poem was Critiqued By: Duane J Jackson On Date: 2006-06-04 20:44:13
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Hi Dellena, There is so much life in this......and the backdrop is elegant and beautiful....lots of flowers, the dance of flower-inclined insects, pollen..... And while this poem does bring out this beauty, the underlying theme is never lost. You bring to the forefront, how synchronised and perfectly planned our world each living being has a part to play in fulfiling his/her or its role on earth. The 'pollinator' is a title denoting a crusader in many ways...ehich conjures up the image of one who is determined and driven to perform his tasks. here, the insect is driven to pollinate. Nice. Duane. Hope all is well.
This Poem was Critiqued By: Nancy Ann Hemsworth On Date: 2006-05-30 10:47:04
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.75000
Hi Dellena, I love the layer of sensuality in this piece. It is so vivid and your images strong and colourful to the reader."Drifting by, drawn by colors, shapes and sweetness smells, the pollinator softly lingers but moments here and there. Touching rubbing this, then that, then off…unknowing of its effect on the blooms." This is such a feast to the senses, smell, taste, sight . I love the way you end this stanza with the "unknowing of its effect on the blooms. His reward is sustaining energy." it comes as a surprise to the reader, sort of anti climatic in a way..wonderful! and then your last stanza changes in mood connected by the last sentence of the previous stanza. I like when a poem does that, keeps the readers interest and makes one ponder. Great job! enjoyed every word of this vibrant piece.
This Poem was Critiqued By: arnie s WACHMAN On Date: 2006-05-27 13:43:46
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Certainly is a "well oiled" economic machine. I wonder how long it took people to figure out that bees were the cause of pollination. I learned through this piece the word "anther". I had always known it as "pistil". One suggestion: could you not have the last stanza like this so that all the stanzas bear the same amount of lines? Like a well-oiled economic machine, the dance of life acts out. Elegantly timed, chemically and structurally related circles of connection creates for both……their offspring
This Poem was Critiqued By: Jordan Brendez Bandojo On Date: 2006-05-21 18:41:00
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.72222
Hi Dellena, Glad that you posted again. I have been always waiting for who would post next because I have responded to all poems so far. <smile> I find your theme unexpected, I mean I have not thought about making a poem about pollinator or pollination although I have a love poem associating bees and flowers and pollen grains, stigma and the like. Indeed, your theme makes me thrilled and excited. The first line is interesting! "Flowers open themselves at pollinator's command." I can relate a picture about a choral conductor or choreographer giving commands/signal to start the singing/dancing. A splendid picture indeed! The ending as well is dramatic. Pollination/reproduction is about Chemistry and indeed, your poem has a good chemistry! Take care, Jordan
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