summer synchronicity


Wandering past my dusky wet gardenimages
twilight meets me, dancing with fireflies
cicadas serenade blades of tall ditch grass
pink clouds palely kiss soft lavender skies

Wondering if snake stripes glow nocturnal,
i startle at whirred flight of june beetle bug
humid air oppressed by scant scent of skunk
rippled rhubarb leaf umbrellas sleeping slug.



See Laura’s prompt at dVerse Poets inspired by naturalist poet, Laurie Lee. He sought simplicity in his poetry; often written in 1st person, quatrain form, ABCB rhyme.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maximcartography
    Jul 04, 2019 @ 08:31:56

    cicadas serenade blades of tall ditch grass

    I love this particular line of yours, so compelling for me


  2. memadtwo
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 20:51:47

    the sounds and scents of summer…(very appropriate to this hot and humid evening) (K)


  3. msjadeli
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 19:04:07

    Very immersive experience reading your poem, Lynn. I like the pink clouds kissing the lavender skies.


  4. robtkistner
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 19:01:14

    You did a splendid job bringing the spirit of Lee alive in this excellent piece!


  5. Grace
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 16:07:45

    This is a beautiful dance with nature Lynn.


  6. Charmed Chaos
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 08:10:00

    All of this is wonderful but I especially love-‘rippled rhubarb leaf umbrellas sleeping slug.’


  7. pvcann
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 08:06:03

    I am enchanted by the imagery, so full.


  8. Laura Bloomsbury
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 07:18:16

    you did wonders with LL’s words Lynn – all the rhymes were good as they did not invade or interrupt the vivid imagery.
    “Wondering if snake stripes glow nocturnal,” – lovely thought.

    Thanks for joining in with this challenge


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