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Surreal Nature

I await your coming for the flowers are blooming and the grass is high. The lilac branches are still bare and shivering in the laggard lion’s breath of March. They await your kiss, the Monarch of summer.

purplish buds
sprout from gray lilac branches --
daffodils bloom

Though all the tulips are gone having served as dessert for gophers, the worm and the grubs stir in the wet spring soil. The hyacinths have replaced the crocus’s blue, the paper narcissus now, scent the air.

red breasted robins
hop between hummocks of grass --
bird baths fill with rain

From within a green pupa, soon, you will stir. The membrane will thin, sheer as a curtain in a spring breeze, adorned in polka dots and wings. See your pin-thin limbs stir like the crinolines of spindle legged virgin daughter at first communion. You will emerge with lash long antennae ready to fly.

leaves of cone flowers
push through the brown soil of spring --
anthills rise

I await your coming for the flowers are blooming and the grass is high. Though the lilac branch's still bare and shivering in the laggard lion’s breath of March awaiting your kiss, Monarch of summer, butterflies born.

Date 10/14/13

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 10:43:00 AM
    Checking out an oldie here...and mercy, you are the real deal, Debbie. I'm about to go check out that site you told me about....

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Debbie, please accept my apology, I did put your poem into round 3 for a placement in my Hiabun Contest but somehow missed it when I was judging, your poem is wonderful and beautiful in every way possible, I have corrected my error so congratulations on your win. love Constance

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:08:00 PM
    simply MARVELOUS, DEBS. Loved the colorful descriptions and the imagery of the virgin girl at first communion! The last haiku was my favorite one. Also a few typos: bird baths and dessert for gophers.

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 10/17/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andie!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Ethereal romantic, heavenly beautiful, Majestic! Thank you, Debbie!

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:05:00 PM
    What a great write Debbie, reads easily and love the flow. Stunning imagery. Thanks for coming by to comment 'Fairy tears', appreciated.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 11:38:00 AM
    you wing it, debbie... i fly with you through summer winds..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 11:06:00 AM
    hi Deb! line 13...... REALLY AMAZING POEM! leaps on last line very cool...jimbo

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:18:00 AM
    - Debbie, what could be more beautiful than nature .... a truly wonderful poem (as always!). - Nice that you visited one of my, really appreciate it. - Have a nice day Debbie! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:47:00 PM
    beautifully penned piece

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:37:00 AM
    'Laggard lion's breath of March'...How did you come up with THAT cher? You have inspired me to give this form a shot...Votre ami - Tim

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery Deborah...Just beautiful tickling the senses with the butterfly kiss..Ezcellent! Charma : )

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:50:00 AM
    very expressive write that flows with beautiful images Debbie most enjoyable Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:18:00 AM
    Great descriptive work that you have expressed in this Haibun..I enjoyed reading it this morning..We don't have very many Monarchs here for some reason..Only an occasional one..They say they go to one place to but can't remember now where that is oh yes Capi strona to lay their eggs..Don't know if it is true..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 10/15/2013 5:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If it is for the contest, it reads like winning material to me..Sara
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:36:00 PM
    Beautiful images, Debbie

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:30:00 PM
    I absolutely love your poems.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:18:00 PM
    I believe for the contest, she asked us to title the poem "Surreal Nature" Debbie have a look at Broken Wing's Instructions, I think she wants that particular title for it, I am assuming you wrote this for her contest, if not you should enter it, it's perfect for it. xxx

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Oh how I would love to take a romp through your wild summer, beautifully descriptions, and you have aced the form Debbie, enjoyed your verse tonight, love xxx