On a Summer Afternoon

Written for Red Wolf Poems, We Wordle #23

Words:  peacock, swallow, shining, blends, rocks, birds, ping, fluty, blues, monsoon, trills, lungs, branches, chestnut

Blue birds, peacocks, and swallows
nest in branches of the old horse
chestnut tree. A finch trills
like a flute, lungs filling,
blending into a shining afternoon.
Pinging on rocks. Must be a sun-
shower. Makes it hard to fathom
summer in Asia, when monsoons occur.
Here we may be rewarded with a rainbow.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to On a Summer Afternoon

  1. Misky says:

    Nicely done. Those words really fell into place!



  2. Very lovely. I like the sunshower


  3. Irene says:

    BIrds, monsoon, rainbow. You got it right!


  4. Cha Annie says:

    Absolutely beautiful!


  5. Yes, for me, the sweet and gentle sun shower built to contrast the consuming monsoon is poignant, Sara.


  6. this paints a peaceful picture built of words


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