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Sunflower Summers

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Sunflower Summers

I miss marigold mornings 
with soft sunrises and perfumed wind 
whispering through willow branches 
and watercolour windows
to join the sultry scent of caramel coffee.
I long for languid afternoons
of superfluous sunshine and cumulus clouds
parading across periwinkle skies
where dragonflies drift and dive
through garnished gardens.   
I pine for evenings passed on patios
with potted plants and glittering grass   
and a glass of aged merlot.
I sigh for the simple comfort
and peaceful passion
of sunflower summers.

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:24:00 PM
    CONGRATS! ;-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Congratulations in Kim M's contest... have yourself a nice one... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 7:31:00 PM
    All the things I love about summer, you have beautifully written in prose! What a lovely poem this is!! Can I have a glass of merlot, and spend the evening??? I'll bring some crackers and cheese!! :) Lovely poem, Heather!

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:36:00 PM
    A wonderful write! thanks for submitting this one. Congrats Kim

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Great poem. Really enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Ooo! Periwinkle skies! (shiver) This is perfect! Ho to the life of ease! That is one of the reasons why I like writing. I can sit on the couch or out on the deck and do something useful at the same time. What a work of art. I think of this poem as a watercolour in itself.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:32:00 AM
    Lovely work Heather! The descriptions and tenderness in this was fantastic! I get the sense of longing and daydreaming very clearly when I read this... quite elegant!

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Simply beautiful!... Brings a much needed sigh to end a perfect read.... You write so well, My dear.... Jake

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Heather I love the dreaminess and romance in this...David

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Very dreamy and almost makes one feel homesick though not away...nice Heather.....Donna

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:34:00 PM
    You've got a love for nature I can easily tell--not only from your beautiful avatar, but your splendid poem you have so wonderfully crafted. Sunflowers are beyond gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed reading. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Heather, this is eloquent as it brings the sunflowers and gardens (and everything else) immediately to the senses. I see me in this scene with my glass of merlot. Lovely!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 2:31:00 PM
    As usual your words are like a fresh morning beeze. I so enjoy the way you write Heather.

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 2:06:00 PM
    Beautiful use of alliteration, my dear...You captured the essence of summer and its beauty! :) Thanks for your lovely comments! Hugs!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Beautiful! The way you've used words starting with the same letters in each line gives the impression of rhyme...even if it doesn't. I do that sometimes. Just great, Heather!