June 22, 2014


The sky with its clouds, talk to her clear and loud
in passing on this gentle morn
Lost in the heat, roses smelling so sweet
intertwining the scent of grass shorn

The air clean and pure, skin soft and allure
lulling those senses to sleep
Nothing to do, gentle breeze pushing through
in a hush that is all hers to keep

Now rubbing her eyes, as a warm nature sighs
its breath raising hair on her skin
Extending it's grace to another fine other place
where a heart and a soul beat within

A small fountain runs, as she sins in the sun
with the visions within her mind's eye
Him returning to earth, in a instant rebirth
in the guise of a lone dragonfly

(who makes a personal appearance in the pic!)



Brian Miller said...

ha. doesnt it just speak to you of a lazy day...and well i guess you need to keep that mind in check if you want to avoid sin as well..ha.

a dragonfly would be a cool thing to return as...

Jon said...

You've painted an intoxicatingly delicious image of a lazy summer day - - and an appropriate welcome to the Summer Solstice.

C.C. said...

I love the internal rhymes in this.

Joyce Lansky said...

Beautiful poetry.


Arushi Ahuja said...

Returning as a dragon fly!! what a thought on afterlife!!

Nana Jo said...

I have always had an affinity for dragonflies and I enjoyed your lovely poem very much. You've managed to capture the ephemeral quality of John Waterhouse's painting.

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful...especially the final stanza...

Anonymous said...

Quite enjoyed the ending and the cameo role!

Helena said...

Brian - sure would!

Jon - Hey....hey, you know I'm always here to help!!

CC - thank you. I'm very comfortable being an old-timer rhymer!

Joyce - ah, thanks. I'll be popping over soon.

Arusha - I like to go outside the norm if I can.

Nana Jo - wow, that's a very kind comment indeed. I still remember the excitement of seeing my first dragonfly ever!

Tess - thank you. I try to bow out with a stronger exit!

Fart-face.....thanks for even ripping yourself away from Facebook for a minute - in fact at all.!!x

humbird said...

Nice image, set summer mode, the last stanza goes deeper... :)x

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done, Helena!

Eddie Bluelights said...

I think there was more on her mind than just a sunny summer day . . .
Love it ~ Eddie

Anonymous said...

i like the gentle lilt of the rhyme