Teardrops, petals, ruffles and lace,
on my summer day walk, I slow my pace.
Beautiful, yellow gossamer balls of Dandelion,
white blooms drooping on a growth of Campion.
Underneath a tree grows vivid Periwinkle and Nettle,
and beside a flowing stream is yellow and white Daffodil.
In an open meadow, I bend low to pick some wild Strawberry,
as the gentle breeze bends the Daisy, Poppy and the pink Tansy.
My hand sweeps the delicate Clover and the intricate beautiful Yarrow,
at last, turning homeward with a bouquet of blue Cornflower and Mallow.
June 8, 2013
For the contest, Write Me A Summer Day