Friday, July 19, 2013

Thoughts Turned to Summer


Summer peals open
the magnolia blossoms
one white petal at a time
to scent the southern breeze
with thoughts of romance.


a she is a June bride
        dressed in white lace and bold dreams
        the church bell silent a


its flight among clouds
the pelican eyes the sea
for ripples in glass


A marble Venus adorns
the garden with seductive splendor.
Wrapped in arms that cannot reach
lovers sit flushed by her stone suggestions
to shed shyness and bask in summer lust.

© Susie Clevenger 2013

At Real Toads Margaret Bednar offered her beautiful photography as inspiration for summer poems. Artistic Interpretation ~ "Dog Days of Summer" with Margaret

14 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

"white lace and bold dreams"! Awesome, Susie.
K

Vandana Sharma said...

Oh! wonderful, all the photographs have been described so beautifully:)

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a wonderful feast of words along with Margaret's beautiful photos! Hard to pick a favourite, but I loved the layers of meaning in your description of the garden statue.

Mary said...

Really a beautiful series of poems, Susie!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

The church bell silent seems like a portent. What a great series of snippets, Susie. Loved them all.

Susan said...

Crisp glimpses of summer moments, each with its own actor central to the season. I think my favorite is the quiet bell of the church for the bride. It suggests a dark secret.

Grace said...

I thought I already posted so trying again ~

Love the summer thoughts basking in southern breeze, romance and lust ~ Very production of you to use most of the pictures ~ Smiles from BC ~

Ben Ditty said...

I've never been a fan of Summer, but this post makes me think twice about it :-)

Peggy said...

Many layers here. I enjoyed them all.

Ella said...

Gorgeous and so wonderful to read :D

Yours are a gift!

Poet Laundry said...

Nice work Susie! That first and last are romantic indeed!

humbird said...

How creative, Susie! Little poem to almost each photo. Last one - my fav.!

Margaret said...

The scent of magnolia IS romance ... you are right - and shedding shyness/summer lust! Love that. Really enjoyed your takes on my photographs :)

Truedessa said...

Enjoyed the pictures and word fest..how nice to use each one. I liked the first stanza best.