Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer 55


Lounging lazily on his back yard chaise,
he dozed to the drone of summer.
Dragonflies searching the skies for prey.
Pollen baring bumble bees
changing fragrant flowers to fruit.
Soft breezes rustling trees,
making them lean together
in a whisper of secrets.
Swaying in agreement.
Each contributing its feeling
to the poetry of the season.

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31 comments:

Titanium said...

Summer all wrapped up in the delicate rice-paper of nature at her finest...

Love this one, MM!

Brian Miller said...

perfect seasonal poem monkey! if it wasnt so darn hot i would be out there with you...lol. nice 55.

mine is up!

Caty said...

now all that's needed is a glass of lemonade or sweet tea and I'm there. Sounds like a perfect day! I can smell the beauty almost :)

Larry said...

Nice for a summer 55 I like it a lot. Have a great weekend.
Larry I'll be posted after midnight tonight.

Matty said...

You bring summer time together so well in such a short poem.

1ntrospector said...

I love nature :)

Mona said...

this is such a beautiful description of spring! All the forms of life described in such brevity!

g-man said...

Poetry suits you quite well MM.
Most excellent synopsis of a Summertime Musing put into prose.
Lovely 55 My Friend...
Thanks for the work of Art, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

g-man said...

Posting at 6 now?
hehehehehe

TALON said...

I wish the heatwave would break so I could stay outside for more than 5 minutes and actually enjoy the summer that you so beautifully describe.

Peter Stone said...

Beautiful descriptions there, Mr MM. Being stuck in the midst of winter here, it was a wonderful foretaste of summer.

My 55 is here

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I love bumble bees!!!

Nice 55. Mine's also up

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully done.

PattiKen said...

Beautiful 55, MM. And what a wonderful photo!

Mines's up.

Katherine said...

Seasontational poem Monkey! But here in the land of OZ it is cold being the middle of winter.
Lovely photo too!

John's comments said...

and the breeze did glide with lovers touch...

Gone for romantic tragedy today. Click here to read my 55 story.

Claudia said...

What a lovely summer painting you set up here - including all colors and emotions and scents - thanks A LOT!

theonlycin said...

Beautiful!

Mine's here:
http://theonlycin.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/friday-flash-55-words-inconvenient/

Eric Alder said...

A delightful double-five, double-M!

lakeviewer said...

What a lovely picture and poem! Definitely caught the season. And with your 95 degrees, you do have summer in Portland.

Eric Alder said...

Thank you, MM, for taking the time to dig a little deeper into my blog. Most people never look past the latest 55, and even fewer have 'discovered' my other blogs.

Alice Audrey said...

A hammock and a daiquiri would be nice about now.

Thom said...

Oh i can so picture all of this. I'll take this poetry of the season anytime. Great 55. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Felicitas said...

What a beautiful 55, MM! Makes me want to head outside right now!

Unknown Mami said...

You are making me yearn for a hammock.

Stan Ski said...

One Swallow doesn't make a summer - it takes all these things and more.
Great post!

Jingle said...

magnificent images,
your words count,
I hear the sound
and smell the sweetness


Cheers!
unbeatable 55.

Mama Zen said...

I love the trees whispering secrets!

Deb said...

You write poetry so beautifully! What a gorgeous picture you painted in this post! :)

Chris said...

This is so beautiful. I love the picture you create in such a slow, drawn out, idyllic way. It has a really light rhythm to it, just like I imagine a lazy summer day would have.

Marla said...

Beautiful