Sunday, July 22, 2012

Unrestrained Summer

Unrestrained Summer

A single gold lily
cannot be melancholy
in this erotic garden,
where feathered grasses
fling their pale gold spray
and cover the earth
with seed,
where fragrance fills
the heated air
with rosy dreams,
and stray powders swing
on the backs of bees
every breath
of this

This is a response to The Sunday Whirl, a wordle poetry prompt in which one is to write a poem including the 12 words:  swing, fling, rosy, powders, melancholy, stray, grasses, gold, erotic, pale, cover, spray.   This is Wordle #66 for July 22, 2012. 

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Photo is mine.


Annette said...

Very nice! It looks like we were on the same wavelength. :) Annette at

Elizabeth said...

Hello Carol. That photo is gorgeious and the poem is a song to summer filled with sights and smells. You used the words to paint a vivid image,


Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks Elizabeth for visiting my blog and for your comment. I thought the lily was gorgeous too.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Hi Annette,
Thanks for visiting my blog and making a comment. I like your poem very much, especially the lines:
Feel the stray breeze
blowing bees

Laurie Kolp said...

This is so beautiful!

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thank you Lauie. I just found your site today and really like it.

brenda w said...

ooooh! I love this one, Carol. It spins a mesmerizing image that covers your reader...the bee is my favorite part.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely, specially the bit about the bees

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Hi Brenda W,
Thanks for your comment. I'm happy that you liked what I did. I do enjoy the wordles.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks for your comment. I liked the part about the bees too. And they do love those deep lilies.

teri said...

Your words fill bring the sumptuousness of summer alive.Thanks for stopping by my place.

Jules said...

The natural world in a glorious garden - well placed worldes make it come to life.

Thanks for your visit.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks Jules for the visit and comment.

Veronica Roth said...

Oh boy this is so lovely Carol. I was thinking meadow too when I read the words. Well done.

Gwen Buchanan said...


Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks Teri and Veronica. I appreciate your comments and your visits.

Jeri Landers said...

Simply beautiful verse, I love the way you write. As they say, " you have a way with words".
Enjoy your guests.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Gwen, Thank you so much.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thank you Jeri. I love the way you write too.

Walt Wojtanik said...

I love that you write to touch us and that you have warm hands! And heart by the looks of it. This piece is exquisite. I'm a fan.

Cathy said...

Great poem, intersting too, I never found lily melancholy.

Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed. The powder on bees is a very effective image.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks Walt, Cathy and miskmask for visitng my blog and for your comments. It feels good to have many people reading my poetry.