Nature’s Bliss

Garden me . . .
cacophony of brilliant colors.
Red roses, blue lobelia
brown-eyed susans,
and raspberry-tinted cone flowers.
Beguile me with sweet scents.
Lilacs, lily-of-the-valley
and honeysuckle too.
Nearby apple trees
offer their sturdy limbs.
I climb . . .
dislodging blossoms on the way,
sit atop and dream.

Quadrille posted to dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Victoria is hosting today and the word to include in our exactly 44-word poem (sans title) is “garden” . Photos from except the lilac, which is outside our building. Poets from around the world gather at dVerse. Come join us!

27 thoughts on “Nature’s Bliss

  1. msjadeli August 10, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    I love your chosen palette, Lillian! FYI, for some reason your poem isn’t showing up in Mr. Linky.

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    • lillian August 10, 2020 / 4:28 pm

      Ah….I had it scheduled and then forgot to put it in Mr. Linky when dVerse opened. Thanks for the reminder! It’s there now.

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    • lillian August 10, 2020 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you, Bjorn! 🙂 Gardens really can provide a respite to this challenging world we are living in right now.

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  2. Victoria C. Slotto August 10, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    I was so close to using a color cacophony, too! Such a beautiful, descriptive walk in your real or imaginary garden, Lil. I like the flowers you brought out to play.

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    • lillian August 10, 2020 / 4:30 pm

      I’ve always loved the sound of that word! 🙂 And I love gardens that burst with colors! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed.


  3. sanaarizvi August 10, 2020 / 4:30 pm

    My goodness this is breathtakingly beautiful, Lillian! 😍😍

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus August 10, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    Clever use of “garden” as a verb, and to name the flora is to people the poetics. I also applaud giving colors a voice.

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  5. Mish August 10, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Your title is perfect as the poem is blissful indeed. I like the use of verbs with “beguile me” and “garden me”. There is a sense of surrendering to nature’s wonder and the dreamy ending it inspires. I love it.

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  6. Bill August 11, 2020 / 9:32 am

    What a wonderful picture of a garden your poem creates. I enjoyed reading it.

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  7. Raivenne August 11, 2020 / 7:25 pm

    Aaaah, I too wish to stretch out on a sturdy limb and in the fragrant colorful oasis you’ve penned. Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lynn__ August 11, 2020 / 10:18 pm

    I love the lively action and vivid color in your garden poem!

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