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Garden Daydreams: I Pale in Comparison, a poem

After looking through some of the photographs I wanted to share, I realized there’s a story there, I think, and perhaps instead of only sharing photographs – I will also try to tell what I see.


Perhaps I will just mix it up – sometimes sharing photos and other times, telling the tale. Who knows? All I know is that right now, this is where my heart is, laying in a field of flowers and begging every single one to tell me their story. Though perhaps their true story can never be told, some of the joy is in trying to imagine.


I guess I will call this series of poems, “Garden Daydreams.”  I hope you enjoy…



I Pale in Comparison


I stand firm,

although I know

I pale

in comparison

to the deeper hues

of crimson,


and violet.

I know

I may not

sway as gracefully

in the gentle winds

of summer blossom,

I may not

shine as bright

stand out

or offer

an admiring view,

but I grow

I dance

and I linger still

in the quiet beauty

of morning sun.

I am not similar

nor shall I ever


but my beauty exists

in knowing

how to fully be



© Sumyanna 2020







Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

9 thoughts on “Garden Daydreams: I Pale in Comparison, a poem

    1. That is so sweet. Thank you ever so much. You don’t know how much it means to me. I know it may sound strange, but I miss smiling at strangers. It’s been so long that I have been out and about and I miss the small kindnesses of sharing a moment, even if it is short lived. So glad we can still connect, even though we are far apart.

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