Bermuda

…and I shall imbibe her beauty…
shape-shifter clouds, wisps and trails…
lemon sherbet sun with melting rays…
pink sand beaches beguiled by sea glass…
aquamarine waters, clear and bright…
yellow kiskadees sing to dawn
as loquats plump for picking…
oh Bermuda, I do savor thee

Photos taken in Bermuda this past February and March. Here, the loquat are just ripening. Posted for Open Link Night at dVerse, a virtual pub for poets. Bar opens for OLN today at 3 PM — stop on over and read what others have to share!

59 thoughts on “Bermuda

  1. Mish October 6, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Beautiful. I like the flow of your title into your poem. May have to go to Bermuda just for the sea glass alone. Wow.

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      It is a very special place. We’ll spend February there again next year.

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      The color of the water is impossible to describe — it really looks like that — no photoshopping.

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  2. Glenn Buttkus October 6, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    I have never found sea glass on a beach; fascinating, but I need to get to Belize before Bermuda on my bucket list. I like the line /pink sand beaches beguiled by sea glass/–I flashed on colorful shards of net floats.

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      I adore sea glass — the smoothness — and I always wonder who was touching it before it became a shard. Belize: that sounds good too!

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  3. Sanaa Rizvi October 6, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    My goodness Lillian 😀 you have painted such an enchanting image of Bermuda here ❤ especially "pink sand beaches beguiled by sea glass…aquamarine waters, clear and bright…" makes me yearn to go there and see it for myself! Sigh… beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      It is a beautiful place indeed!

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  4. jellybean disco October 6, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Goodness, this is a pleasure to read aloud, over and over: “pink sand beaches beguiled by sea glass.” I also really like “lemon sherbet sun.” Off to research loquats. What a delightful word.

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Bermudeans make jam out of loquats….they’re pictured in the photo gallery with the poem. They are golden when ready to pick — the photo shows loquats just beginning to ripen. Glad you enjoyed!

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      • lillian October 6, 2016 / 5:21 pm

        I always settle in for my reading the morning after — with a nice cup of hot coffee — unless I’m hosting the bar. So look forward to reading yours tomorrow 🙂

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  5. Linda Kruschke October 6, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    This is perfectly lovely. I especially like this description: “lemon sherbet sun with melting rays.” Makes me look forward to my trip to Hawaii next week. Not quite Bermuda, but a shorter flight for me.

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      We’ve been three times to the Big Island — LOVE Hawaii! The plumeria and their scent are divine!

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  6. kim881 October 6, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    What a beautifully colourful beach, Lillian. Still razzling and dazzling!

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      The colors are amazing to see! It really looks like that! 🙂

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  7. whippetwisdom October 6, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    This sounds very enticing as our days are cooling down. I love the seaglass and I could feel the sunshine in your poem :o)

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    • lillian October 6, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      There are two beaches in Bermuda that we always visit to find sea glass — so fun. Glad you enjoyed — I’ll be moseying over to read your OLN post tomorrow morning. I always do my reading with a steaming cup of coffee in the early morning after (unless I’m hosting as I did with Razzle Dazzle). See you then! 🙂

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  8. Grace October 6, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Love your colorful words (lemon sherbet sun) and photo Lillian ~ Would love to visit the place someday during summer ~

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 6:07 am

      It is truly beautiful there. Most folks think it’s in the Caribbean – actually it’s off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic and just a 90 minute nonstop flight from Boston!

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  9. scotthastiepoet October 6, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Takes me back there so effortlessly – deliciously written… With Best Wishes Scott

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 6:06 am

      I do love it there! Glad you enjoyed.

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  10. paulscribbles October 6, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Colour and vibrancy and dreams of sun and sand…summer feels like a long way away right now 😦

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 6:04 am

      It is a beautiful place. Their low winter temperatures at night are 54; and daytime temps in winter are usually mid-60s to low 70s. Great hiking/walking/strolling weather!

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      • paulscribbles October 7, 2016 / 6:06 am

        It looks like it. I was in Kauai a couple of times which was a similar kinda vibe. Quite the island.

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  11. Arcadia Maria October 6, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Love the colorful and vibrant descriptions of such a lovely island I hope to visit one day.

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 6:02 am

      It is truly beautiful! The entire country is only 23 miles long and at its widest point, only 2 and 1-2 miles wide — so you can see those beautiful waters from most everywhere!

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  12. ZQ October 6, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    You have me dreaming. 🙂

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 6:00 am

      It’s a good place to dream about – better to be there!

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  13. Truedessa October 6, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Bermuda, I think it is calling, hopefully it won’t get hit with this hurricane.

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 6:00 am

      Matthew is really fierce…Bermuda is off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic; not in the Caribbean. Hopefully for Bermudians, Matthew won’t hit that far north. Poor Florida coast…

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  14. wordpalettes October 6, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I love the idea of shape-sifter clouds. Nice word play. My first posting is titled” Finding Seaglass” coincidentally

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 5:58 am

      I do love sea glass. So mysterious to feel it’s smoothness and wonder what it originally was.

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    • lillian October 7, 2016 / 5:57 am

      Bermuda is a yummy place!❤️

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    • lillian October 10, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      It is a beautiful place and just a 90 minute nonstop flight from Boston!

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  15. ladynyo October 7, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Every time I ready your poems, Lillian, I feel I’m faced with genius. No bull. There is something in your imagery, your words, that goes straight to my heart. Sometimes I just have to put my head on the desk, and stop reading. Some of your work just shattered my soul. Brava.

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    • lillian October 10, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Oh my. I don’t know how to respond to this. Thank you so very much for these incredibly kind words!

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      • ladynyo October 10, 2016 / 5:49 pm

        Not kind at all. Just true. You are a real poet.

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    • lillian October 10, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      It is a beautiful place – the scenery and its people!

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  16. kanzensakura October 7, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Lovely poem Lillian. Love the sea glass! We find it here on the mid-atlantic east coast quite frequently and it always beguiles me.

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    • lillian October 10, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Late to replying….so glad you enjoyed. I always find the smoothness of sea glass so mystifying as in, how long was it in the water, how many wave tumbles in and out till I picked it up, and who held it before it was a shard??? If only sea glass could talk!😊

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    • lillian October 10, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      We love our Februarys and Marches in Bermuda!

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  17. sree October 8, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Beautiful pics….lovely poem!

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    • lillian October 10, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      It is especially beautiful over those amazingly aquamarine waters!

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  18. Kay October 12, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    A beautiful homage to a beautiful place!

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    • lillian October 14, 2016 / 7:15 am

      So sooooo worried to read about the hurricane yesterday! It is a beautiful place indeed….hoping there was not too much damage.

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      • Kay October 14, 2016 / 9:27 am

        I haven’t yet read the news…hope not. Have a lovely weekend. 💜

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