Thursday, August 09, 2007

In summer when the days were long

Fairy dreams of green-wood fern

Feather from the wing of time

Summer's nimble mansion

Berries harsh and crude

My stem was fair, my bud was green

Bloom I strove to raise

Hidden secret of eternal bliss


In summer
Fairy Feather
Summer's Berries
My Bloom Hidden


Ava said...

I love it in the summer when the days are long and there's lots of time to explore things, sit in the sun, drink iced tea and lemonade!!!

Enjoyed the pictures!

I hope that you have a great weekend! Be back on Tuesday!

meresy_g said...

lovely ferns. Mine always get crispy on the edges. What is the name of that dainty little sunflower looking plant?

lime said...

a slice of heaven...

Shady Gardener said...

Very, very nice. Thank you.

Dave said...

Damn, you really know the old chestnuts, don't you? My Pop-pop - a great gardener - used to quote stuff like that.

lisa said...

Nice prose...thank you for making summer feel leisurely, even if mine isn't.

Rurality said...

Thanks Ava, have a nice weekend.

Meredith, I think it's just called Brown Eyed Susan. There are a ton of them here at the edges this time of year. I think it's a Rudbeckia but I'm not sure which one.

Lime, yeah if only it wasn't for the 100+ heat.

SG, thanks!

Dave, I must admit that I just finished listening to a book on tape about "Great Poems". :) Wish I really did know them by heart. At one point I thought about arranging things so that the first words combined for a haiku at the end. Then I thought about an arrangement where the lines made a new poem when read together... But I had to be at a meeting by 10:00 so I just left it as a thought.

Lisa, mine's not either, it just looks that way on paper.

KFarmer said...

Your pics and prose are lovely par usual :)

Rachel said...

Wonderful bright pictures!!

Rurality said...

Thanks KF and Rachel!

cyndy said...

What pleasant words and images ;-)

...Summer's nimble mansion....

love it!

Cathy said...

That was just lovely.