Monday, June 19, 2017

unpredictable summer





my feet are light
as bees feed on daisies
and white anemones
along dirt road

humming a song 
peppered with hoots
i scare off robins

splat!
here comes
the mercurial rains-
shifting canvas to 
downy greyness,


i take

my colorful shoes  
running
zigzagging home 




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Quadrille - Hosted by Kim M. Russell ~  This is a post of 44 words with the word PEPPER.  Thanks for the visit ~

34 comments:

  1. I liked the description of scaring the robins with hoots in that song.

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  2. I love this:

    "as bees feed on daisies
    and white anemones"

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  3. So replete with wonderful sensory details--loved especially:
    the mercurial rains-
    shifting canvas to
    downy greyness,

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  4. Give the robins a scare and run home without a care!

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  5. The photograph is gorgeous, Grace. I love simple flowers like daisies and white anemones. But the lines that made me sit up were:
    'humming a song
    peppered with hoots
    i scare off robins'
    and
    'my colorful shoes
    running
    zigzagging home'.

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  6. I cannot say that weather is that unpredictable here, but I do remember running home from rain...

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  7. Aw! Lovely! Running home through the daisies in the rain—kick off your red shoes!

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  8. I love how those first two lines can be read two different ways - wonderfully done!

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  9. The more i read the more i love it!❤️ Beautifully rendered!

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  10. When you said, "splat", i was expecting something else on the beach that goes splat, under a seagull. It was refreshing when the rain started. That's a great color palette, with tones of grey

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  11. I love that final stanza. Gorgeous.

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this:
    here comes
    the mercurial rains-
    shifting canvas to
    downy greyness,
    i take
    my colorful shoes
    running
    zigzagging home
    Reminds me of carefree days :)

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  13. As a kid, I only ran from thunder storms; afraid of lightning. I've worn glasses habitually, so ball caps had to shield my lenses.

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  14. I love, 'peppered with hoots'. Fun poem, Lillian!

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  15. There is such an innocence and delight in this - and it's filled with enough sensory details to bring us along on the walk :) really enjoyable, and love the carefree feeling that suddenly is broken by the tension of the rain - wild weather in Canada lately indeed.

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  16. Your words are as refreshing as the lovely spring day and shower you describe. :)

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  17. It has rained so much this spring. I hope summer will bring more sunnier days.

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  18. running zigzag... like that..it's the need to get home, but not give up the joy of the summer rain!

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  19. Ah, yes, the mercurial rains of summer...experienced brief downpour at picnic birthday party this weekend, at least we had a shelter!

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  20. I like the feeling of lightness before and in the rain.

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  21. Nice piece - great line about rain shifting canvas

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  22. I love these last lines,
    i take

    my colorful shoes
    running
    zigzagging home

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  23. I love the concept of time almost standing still and your taking notice of the little things...and then running home.

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  24. I love those summer rains...especially when they are light and cooling on a hot day

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  25. I love your collection of images here.

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  26. I simply LOVE this:
    "humming a song
    peppered with hoots"

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  27. Lovely image of shoes. And it sounds like the weather here is similar to yours there.

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  28. You take us along on this hooting good write, and who doesn't love an extemporaneous shower!

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  29. "peppered with hoots" -- nice!!

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  30. We've had mercurial rains here, too. I love the peppered with hoots songs that scare away the robins. :)

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  31. Reminds one of the lightness of movements when growing up, rain or shine!

    Hank

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  32. this reminds me of the flowery country roads of my childhood. so calm and colorful.

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