Friday, June 15, 2012

The Words of June

Words of June Contest
From Delores at 'myfeatherednest'


May breezed through the door,
Leaving blushing lush petals
and enticing wispy perfume.
Touch them, be caught by their guards.
But, then, roses are easily forgiven.

Rubies lie hidden
Beneath running vines
With sweet tastes and surprise:
The best of summer wines.

Somewhere
In that magic shift of time
Between light and dark,
Dusk descends.

A cricket begins his wooing.
Bees retire to their queen.
Strings of webbing stretch
Between branches and house
To catch unwary meals.

Lights blink and shimmer
Escaping capture,
Flitting briefly
In a courting dance.

Arriving early and leaving late,
Sun peeks over the line
Between sky and sea.
Reluctant to leave
Without a curtain call.

Early offerings of summer
With hints of abundance ahead.
Minutes of June quickly fly
Into the fire and heat of a noisy
July.

20 comments:

  1. Ah..words of June....an early summer night. Beautiful work.

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    1. So many memories of summer and the nights spent playing outside...

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  2. Popped over from Delores's blog (hello)... that was a stunning poem! I like how you began with the end of May and ended with the beginning of July. I'd best get enjoying this June, then, before it gets crispy. :)

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  3. Yeah June is better than July as it gets too friggin hot then.

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    1. CarrieBoo and Pat: June is about the best month; in fact, June is the perfect month! Cannot say the same for July and August.

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  4. A beautiful poetic capture of the season. I guess the main thing from this poem that we are missing in California is the lightening bugs--always such a pleasant summer evening sight that brings back memories of my childhood.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Yes, I miss the lightening bugs/fire flies. One June evening, I was driving to my parents' home in Illinois from the airport. Over the cornfields I saw hundreds of fire flies dancing around. What a sight.

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  5. Lovely words.
    I've often wished I could write poetry. I've tried, but my words come out stiff and contrived.

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    1. My poetry is made up of these mental snapshots. Rhyming is Pat Hatt's realm!

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  6. This is a rather luscious poem! It had such a palpable sense of smell, sight and taste. Well done!

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  7. Beautiful! So deliciously worded, great adjectives!
    School's truly out for summer. Let the lazy mornings begin! Slept in two lovely hours this morning, I feel almost like a normal person getting up at 6:30 !

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    1. Shannon and Sandi: I think of Roses as the Las Vegas showgirls of flowers. June is the perfect month. Cannot say the same for July and August.

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  8. I was "there" with each stanza.
    Beautiful!

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  9. Awwww what a beautiful lush ode to June!!! Lovely! take care
    x

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    1. Mary and Kitty: Glad you enjoyed the images. Right now my 'Cecil Burgess' roses are blooming. They are filling my doorway with a delicious scent.

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  10. Dear Susan, you are a writer. I do so look forward to your first book. I'll be first in line to read it. Peace.

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    1. Dee and Lynn,

      June is about the only month of summer I enjoy. So I poured a lot of love into my memories.
      Someday, a book? Oh, I hope so.

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  11. Beautifully written! I especially enjoyed, "Minutes of June quickly fly, Into the fire and heat of a noisy July." Julie

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    1. Thank you for your comments! I am not good at rhyming, but this one worked out!

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